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  • Appliances on standby can use up to 50% of the power that they normally operate at. Switch off appliances at the power button & you’ll save money immediately.

    Green Tip #10

    Appliances on standby can use up to 50% of the power that they normally operate at. Switch off appliances at the power button & you’ll save money immediately.

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  • A Kettle use between 2 and 3 kw to boil water which is the same a 100 liter geyser.  You can save a dollar if you only boil one cup […]

    Green Tip #9

    A Kettle use between 2 and 3 kw to boil water which is the same a 100 liter geyser.  You can save a dollar if you only boil one cup […]

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  • When you are replacing a printer, consider getting an all-in-one device that combines printer, scanner, copier and fax. Each component in an all-in-one device works as good as a dedicated […]

    Green Tip #8

    When you are replacing a printer, consider getting an all-in-one device that combines printer, scanner, copier and fax. Each component in an all-in-one device works as good as a dedicated […]

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  • Consolidate your driving trips. Don’t drive to the local store every day. Go once a week and stock up properly. Do you have to drive your kids to school every […]

    Green Tip #7

    Consolidate your driving trips. Don’t drive to the local store every day. Go once a week and stock up properly. Do you have to drive your kids to school every […]

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  • Recycle your printer ink cartridges wherever possible. Some printer manufacturers have schemes to help with this. Use them! Over 200 million used printer ink cartridges end up in landfills in […]

    Green Tip #6

    Recycle your printer ink cartridges wherever possible. Some printer manufacturers have schemes to help with this. Use them! Over 200 million used printer ink cartridges end up in landfills in […]

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  • Consider planting drought-tolerant tree species in your garden. These include crepe myrtle, ash, or gingko, and shrubs from rosemary to barberry and juniper. Why? Global warming could create drier conditions. […]

    Green Tip #5

    Consider planting drought-tolerant tree species in your garden. These include crepe myrtle, ash, or gingko, and shrubs from rosemary to barberry and juniper. Why? Global warming could create drier conditions. […]

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  • Consider using eco-friendly insulation materials for your house if you are insulating from scratch, or upgrading your existing insulation. Cellulose insulation, using shredded old newspapers and magazines, or insulation made […]

    Green Tip #4

    Consider using eco-friendly insulation materials for your house if you are insulating from scratch, or upgrading your existing insulation. Cellulose insulation, using shredded old newspapers and magazines, or insulation made […]

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  • Defrost your refrigerator on a regular basis. I’ve seen fridges with two inches of solid ice at the back of the freezer compartment. Do you have any idea how much […]

    Green Tip #3

    Defrost your refrigerator on a regular basis. I’ve seen fridges with two inches of solid ice at the back of the freezer compartment. Do you have any idea how much […]

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  • Insulate your water heater tank with an insulating blanket if you still use that system. You can save half a ton of carbon dioxide emissions escaping every year by simply […]

    Green Tip #2

    Insulate your water heater tank with an insulating blanket if you still use that system. You can save half a ton of carbon dioxide emissions escaping every year by simply […]

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  • Cook once and eat twice. This is a great way to save all round. If your oven can hold two chickens, and I’ll bet it can, then why not roast […]

    Green Tip #1

    Cook once and eat twice. This is a great way to save all round. If your oven can hold two chickens, and I’ll bet it can, then why not roast […]

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