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12 Steps to a Greener 2012 | Care2 Healthy Living

12 Steps to a Greener 2012 | Care2 Healthy Living

The Worldwatch Institute—an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C., that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues—recently published these 12 tips we can all try in order to ring in a greener 2012. 1. Recycle What you can do: Put a separate container next to your trash can or printer, making it easier to recycle your bottles, cans, and paper. 2. Turn Off the Lights What you can do: Earth Hour happens only once a year, but you can make an impact every day by turning off lights during bright daylight, or whenever you will be away for an extended period of time. 3. Make the Switch to Fluorescent What you can do: A bill in Congress to eliminate incandescent in the United States failed in 2011, but you can still make the switch at home . Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) use only 20-30 percent of the energy required by incandescents to create the ...

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