DID YOU KNOW-HELPFUL LITTLE TIPS
Did you Know? General Helpful Little Tips - Part 5
• When you are away from home for more than 3 days, turn your water heater off.
• That Xeriscape, or water-efficient approach to landscaping offers so many outstanding benefits over traditional highly water landscaping that it is emerging as one of the most common forms of landscape design. The extraordinary savings in water alone are so significant, both to individual property owners and to municipalities trying to keep up with water demand.
• It is not easy being green, according to Kermit the Frog. When it comes to consumer products few are environmentally perfect. The real concern is not plastic vs. paper so much as it is the problems created by the huge amount of solid waste both these common household materials contribute to the environment. The imperative has become to stop putting so much of either material into landfills and incinerators. Recycling minimizes waste. The number one correct response at the store is to give the clerk a cloth bag of your own. The paper bag at the supermarket is probably not a good choice because it is made of virgin paper. Just as the plastic bag is molded from virgin resin. Recycled paper? Good. Recycled plastic. Good. Recyclable cloth bags? Best of all.