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Did you know its Pollution Prevention Week? Share these 5 ideas to get started making a difference:

Did you know its Pollution Prevention Week? Share these 5 ideas to get started making a difference:

Monday marked the start of Pollution Prevention Week . And what better way to celebrate than by shrinking your footprint at home? If you want to do your part but can’t fit planning into your busy schedule, you’re in luck. Here are five quick and easy ways to reduce your pollution just in time for the planet-changing holiday. 1. Conserve energy The No. 1 suggestion the EPA gives for reducing air pollution at home is conserving energy, and we have a huge library of tips that will help you do just that. To get started, try opening your windows on pleasant days, turning off the lights in unoccupied rooms and hanging clothes to dry instead of using the dryer. And, if you haven’t already, swap out your old incandescent lights for compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Another huge culprit of household energy use is vampire power – which is the energy your appliances and electro...

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