FACT: If every U.S. household changed just one traditional bulb to a CFL, the energy savings would be enough to light 3 million homes, the equivalent of the emissions from 800,000 cars.
FACT: By setting your thermostat back when you are not at home or while sleeping, you could save 10% on your heating & cooling costs. Visit www.energysavers.gov.
FACT: The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. Visit www.arborday.org.
Used Art Supplies: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse (www.pccr.org)
Building Material: Construction Junction (www.constructionjunction.org)
Various Electronics: Best Buy (www.bestbuy.com/recycling)
E-Waste, Ink & Toner, Cartridges: Office Depot (www.officedepot.com)
FACT: Energy Star items can lower your energy by 30% and your electric lighting charges by 40% while cutting pollution.
FACT: Yard trimmings and food waste account for 1/6 of what the average household throws away. Visit www.prc.org for more information.
FACT: Installing a rain barrel in your garden can help lower water costs
and save approximately 1,300 galloons of water during peak summer months. Visit
www.prc.org for more information.