Friday, September 9, 2011

Mommy Moments - Earth-Friendly Tip

These are not my original tips. These are just some of my favorites. I practice them as much as I can.

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth.

According to, "you can also save up to 8 gallons of water a day simply by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and at night. Do the same while you shave."

Turn off the lights when not in use. explains that "a normal bulb will use 60 watts of energy an hour, meaning that you could conserve nearly 22,000 watts of energy per year by just switching off one bulb for one hour every day."

Think before you print.

According to, "think twice if you really need to print. If necessary, make sure you print on both sides – this is an easy way to reduce paper consumption by half."

Reuse paper. has some tips on how to reuse paper:
"Save paper that has print on only one side. This paper can be reused in a variety of ways: for writing lists or notes, as drawing or coloring paper for children, for home printing that doesn't need to be professional, or shred it and use it as garden mulch or packing material."
I was contemplating on "read e-book instead" and decided against it, anyway. While e-books are more paper-friendly, I still prefer the "physical" book. I'm just so happy to find out that there's an organization that makes me feel less guilty about reading paper books - Plant a tree for every book you read.

Let's take the extra mile in caring for Mother Earth. It's the only home we have.


Tess said...

Very practical earth-friendly tips. Dropping by via Mommy Moments. Hope you can check out my MM entry, too - Thanks so much in advance. Have a great weekend!

Tetcha said...

Those are exactly what we're teaching our son to do at home. Happy MM! Here's my entry:

dick-vince-dorry said...

i always do the tip @ office.. visiting for MM

Chris said...

great tips you shared with us! great reminder for all of us! :) glad you can join us this week! :D

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