Save the Earth Every Day

You don't have to wait till some day in April to save the earth. Follow these tips to protect our environment every day.
By By Beth Levine

Don’t waste water
The earth’s water supply is rapidly dwindling thanks to pollution, climate change and overuse, so use water sparingly around the house.

Clean efficiently. Wait until you have a full load to run your dishwasher and washing machine. You’ll use less water and electricity.

Turn off the water when brushing your teeth. You’ll save three to seven gallons a minute.

Install a low-flow showerhead. You’ll save about $50 a year on water and more than $20 a year on energy. It’s easy to install and is available at most hardware stores for $10 to $20.

Use rainwater to water plants. Collect it in a large garbage can. Or buy a modern rain barrel that has a spout for a hose connection and a top screen to keep out animals, bugs and leaves.

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