At the office:
Saving with office equipment.
· Turn off PCs, monitors, printers, copiers, and lights every night and when not being used. If you can' turn off the whole computer, turn off the monitor and printers.
· When purchasing PCs, monitors, printers, fax machines and copiers, consider ENERGY STAR models that "power down" after a period of inactivity. If appropriate, use laptop computers - they consume 90% less energy than desktop computers.
(Facts and information taken from: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/esd/natural-energy-resources/ER-Tips-office.htm )
How can you make this a green Christmas at your house?
· Entertaining? Use fabric tablecloths and your usual china, glasses and flatware rather than disposables. If you do go the paper plate route, use recycled, recyclable or reusable plates. Choose paper towels, toilet tissue and cocktail napkins made with recycled fiber. At parties, provide separate trash containers for glass, plastic and metal.
· Wrap wisely. Buy recycled gift wrap. Or use something else: color comics, maps, kids' artwork, magazine pages, recycled gift bags (you do save the gift bags you receive, right?), fabric remnants and scarves.
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