Going green is as easy as following these simple tips:


  • Keep floor vents unobstructed by furniture and other items
  • Program your thermostat to cool your home’s air or pump up the heat right before you return home
  • Use your window shades or blinds to leverage solar heat by blocking it in the summer and catching it in the winter
  • Be good to your wallet and wardrobe by washing full loads of laundry in cold water


  • Turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth and shaving off one minute from your shower time can save up to 5,000 gallons of water each year per household
  • Only run the dishwasher when it’s full


  • Go paperless by paying your bills and rent online
  • Limit your use of disposable paper and plastic products
  • Bring your reusable Kettler shopping bag on shopping trips
  • Look to your kitchen cabinet for natural cleaning products, such as baking soda, white distilled vinegar and essential oils


  • Use public transportation (ART or Metrobus), carpooling, Zipcar® or bicycles (Capital Bikeshare). You can save money on gas, reduce wear and tear on your car and increase your daily activity by walking or biking.

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Living a green life means you are living a healthier, more productive life, while reducing your monthly utility bills, saving money and protecting the environment.