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Tag: Sustainable Living

100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 8

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent   Tip # 8 Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.     Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

100 Ways to Conserve: Tips 6 & 7

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 6 Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.   Tip # 7 Install covers… Read More

100 Ways to Conserve: Tip 5

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 5 Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.     Source… Read More

100 Ways to Conserve: Tip 4

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent   Tip # 4 Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.     Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

100 Ways to Conserve: Tip 3

Tip # 3 Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.      Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

When To Turn Off Your Lights

  Since they are already very efficient, the cost effectiveness of turning CFLs off to conserve energy is a bit more complicated.  A general rule-of-thumb is this: If you will be out of a room… Read More

100 Ways to Conserve: Tips 1 & 2

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent   Tip # 1 There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.   Tip # 2 When washing dishes… Read More

Sustainable Living through Small Steps

Sustainable Living through Small Steps Wow, how my life has changed since I moved to Wakulla County. Surrounding myself with so many environmentally-conscious people and having sustainable living as one of the key issues being… Read More

Compact Fluorescent Lighting

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II  According to the EPA, in 2007, Americans saved $1.5 billion by switching to ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs.  The energy saved could light all the households… Read More