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Go Green Tips
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In the yard and in the office, there are simple steps to take to reduce your carbon footprint.
From April-July, Goody Green Bag will give unique tips for a person in any shade of green. By practicing one more tip, we take one more step in our Greenhood.
In the yard
- Leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing will allow nutrients they hold to return to the soil to nurture soil microorganisms and grass roots. Additionally it saves the fuel and other costs of pickup and disposal.
- Setting your lawn mower on the highest possible setting will help to shade out weeds, insulate soil, encourage deep roots and keep grass healthy so it needs less fertilizer and water.
- Using mulch around trees, shrubs or garden areas helps to hold moisture in, insulate soil against temperature changes and protect trees' root zones. If the mulch is made from plants, it will improve the soil as the mulch breaks down.
- Starting a compost pile and keep grass cuttings, and most organic materials from your kitchen out of landfills. Your garden will love the addition of the compost.
In the office
- Call your credit providers and tell them you don't want your information sold. It will cut down on the unwanted mail, so there is less wasted paper and less to recycle.
- By removing and gently rocking the toner cartridge when it runs low, you may get more prints from it.
- A computer and monitor left on all night for a year emits one ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Switching it off at night or setting it to sleep when idle during the day can reduce energy use by 80%.
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