5 Ways Your Green Habits Are Saving the Environment

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Have you ever wondered how much of a difference all of those little green habits make? Are you really saving energy by switching light bulbs? Do those shorter showers save that much water?

These numbers show that each little bit adds up and that each small change can make a difference.

  1. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to 8 gallons of water a day, or 240 a month.
  2. Switching all of the light bulbs in your home to CFLs can cut up to 300 pounds of carbon emissions each year.
  3. Fixing your leaky sink can save you 3,000 gallons of water each year.
  4. Using the microwave: The EPA estimates that you’ll use up to 50% less energy if you opt for the microwave over the oven when reheating small amounts of food.
  5. According to the EPA, taking a shorter shower can save up to 5 gallons of water a minute.

Are you surprised by how much of a difference your green habits make? Let us know in the comments below!

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