Green tips from the Lisle Park District
May 22, 2015 10:25AM
By Katelyn Nelson
o Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save heating and cooling costs.
o Install Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
o Turn off lights and televisions when not in use.
o Unplug appliances when not in use.
o Use a drying rack or clothesline to dry your clothes.
o Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or shaving.
o Take shorter showers.
o Landscape with native plants.
o Use a rain barrel to conserve water.
Skip the bottled water
o Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water.
o Use a reusable water bottle when working out, or at work.
Think before you buy and shop smart
o Use a reusable or cloth shopping bag for all your shopping needs. Keep them in the car so they are always handy.
o You can recycle all your old plastic shopping bags at most grocery stores.
o Buy in bulk when possible to save trips to the store.
o Choose ECO-friendly options when available (i.e.—cleaning products, personal care).
Reduce your landfill utilization
o Keep your cell phones, computers and other electronics as long as possible. Recycle them responsibly when the time comes.
o Donate or recycle them responsibly when the time comes.
o Start composting.
o Recycle according to guidelines set by your municipality.
o Recycle all your paper in the paper retriever bin located at the Community Center.