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ALL HOME TIPS 1. Reduce purchases (buy only what you need) 2. Share with friends 3.

Borrow from friends 4. Replace disposables 5. Buy used and not new 6. Tree product free home (reduce all tree based products) 7. Buy in bulk where possible (especially if packaged) 8. Avoid creating trash (choose products which are biodegradable or recyclable) 9. Avoid shopping bags (bring your own) 10. Reduce junk mail (unsubscribe, return to sender/refused) 11. Keep a mug with you for beverages 12. Have Waste free packed lunches 13. Donate time/ money/ goods to charities 14. Hold Garage sales 15. Recycle everything you can 16. Use recycled products 17. Plant trees 18. Try to buy local food 19. Save energy wherever you can 20. Conserve water 21. Use Non toxic products 22. Use low flow water devices 23. Reuse your water (in the garden) 24. Use a microwave instead of oven to reheat 25. Make your own household cleaners 26. Adjust geysers, not hotter than 55 C 27. Use cold water instead of hot water whenever possible 28. Switch to CFL lightbulbs (energy efficient) 29. Unplug any device when it is not in use 30. Set up a compost bin 31. Turn your oven off 10-15 minutes before then cooking time as the oven will keep its temperature 32. Dont use over sized pots on your burners 33. Filter your water to avoid buying bottle water 34. Turn the tap off when you brush your teeth 35. Clean the lint from your tumble dryer to ensure it runs efficiently 36. Use a carwash that recycles its water

37. Ensure filters are clean to run more efficiently (i.e. air conditioners) 38. Know when to replace applicances (newer products are more energy/ cost efficient) 39. Freecycle (instead of throwing an item away give it to someone who will use it) 40. Insulate your house to keep cooler in summer and warmer in winter therefore using heaters and aircons less (cavity walls when building and ceilings) 41. Cover your pool when its not in use (reduce water loss due to evaporation) 42. Use solar lighting outside 43. When renovating or building, use green products/ materials wherever possible 44. Repair any leaky faucets to conserve water 45. Install toilets to ones which use less water per flush or have two different options 46. Start lift clubs/ car pools (for work and fetching children) 47. Stop eating out (bring your own lunch and cook dinners at home buying the ingredients yourself) 48. Start a vegetable garden 49. Buy an affordable and fuel efficient car 50. Fix cracks, leaks etc in your house to avoid heat loss (do a home energy audit) 51. Use the library instead of buying books 52. Install timers for products (eg. Lighting, geyser) 53. Make use of a long multi plug, so that when you switch off or unplug its only one switch/ plug 54. Dry your clothes on a washing line instead of tumble drying whenever possible 55. Frontloader washing machines use less water and energy than toploaders 56. Maximize the use of natural lighting before switching lights/ lamps on 57. Only do full loads of washing (dishwasher and washing machine) 58. Geysers placed vertically are more efficient than those placed horizontally 59. Insulate your geyser 60. Make use of a gas hob instead of an electric hob wherever possible 61. Check that the rubber seals on your oven are not warn out, if they are the oven will lose heat and be less efficient 62. Soak beans/ lentils etc. overnight instead of cooking them for hours 63. Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle 64. It is more efficient to boil the water required, in a kettle than on an electric stove 65. A full fridge uses less energy than an empty one due to the contents inside retaining the temperature. i.e. keep bottles of water in the fridge as they will retain the cold temperature 66. Make sure the rubber seal on the fridge is in good conditions so that the cool air does not escape 67. CFL bulbs are most efficient when they are left on for 2-3 hours. In a room where the light will be switched on and off regularly they will not yield a great saving 68. Use a gas heater where possible (remember to ventilate the room) 69. Service your car as per the recommended intervals to keep it efficient 70. Avoid stop-start driving 71. Avoid speeding, a car travelling at 110km/h uses 25% more fuel than a car travelling at 90km/h

72. Aircondtioning in a car causes it to use 10% more fuel 73. Plant an indigenous garden to use less water maintaining it 74. Collect rain water, use it to water your garden 75. Recycle your old toothbrushes 76. Try to buy products which are in season locally (to avoid the transport of goods) 77. Eat more vegetables than meat (vegetables have less of an environmental impact than livestock) 78. Only buy what you eat to avoid wastage 79. If you have got uncooked wasted food, start a compost heap. 80. Dont buy products which cannot be recycled 81. If choosing between a laptop and desktop computer, opt for a laptop as they are far more energy efficient 82. Replace your old large computer screens with flat screens as they are more energy efficient