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    Twenty Ways To Go Green
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It's not as hard as it seems.

    1. Capture rain water to water your plants.
    2. Use low-flow sink and shower heads.
    3. Set the thermostat at 78 degrees in the summer and
      65 degrees in the winter.
    4. Know your local salvage yards and antique shops.
      Take advantage of them when possible.
    5. Don’t always buy new; someone’s trash may be your
      treasure, and vice-versa.
    6. Donate old magazines to your doctor, dentist, veterinarian
      or real estate agent for their lobbies.
    7. Recycle all your old carpet.
    8. Buy or rent a house or office that is already built and/or located
      in a green-certified building.
    9. Create spaces that have views to the outside. Take advantage of daylight.
      Add a skylight if necessary.
    10. Use rapidly renewable materials like bamboo, strawboard,
      linoleum and wool carpet.
    11. Reuse and reupholster furniture.
    12. Use Energy Star-rated appliances.
    13. Install ceiling fans to improve circulation of heat and cool air.
    14. Use radiant heat.
    15. Use low or zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints.
    16. Use live indoor plants.
    17. Buy locally grown or organic flowers for the home or office.
    18. Know, visit and support your local artists.
    19. Create green standards for each of your projects.
    20. Teach your children about what you are doing to make your home greener.
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