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Standard home construction is extremely wasteful, 30-40% of the materials end up in
landfills. And 30-40% of landfills are construction waste. On the other hand,
pre-fabricated home construction on average have only 2% construction waste.

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Setting your refrigerator to 38-42 degrees will make it run 25% more efficiently.

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If every American changed out just ONE incandescent bulb with a CFL it would save
enough energy to light almost all the homes in Los Angeles for a year. Plus CFL’s
last 10 times longer than the conventional bulbs.

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Over 4 billion trees a year get cut down just for paper goods.

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In 1978 because of the Love Canal tragedy, the Federal Government started a program
called Superfund mandated to identify and clean up toxic waste sites across the
U.S. The EPA has identified nearly 1600 contaminated sites. Of those, nearly 1400
have polluted ground water. Currently one in four Americans live within 3 miles of
a Superfund site. Thirty years later and Superfund still spends $500 million a year
on clean-ups.

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  1. DrHowell Says:

    Thanks for the great suggestions.
    If we all do a little it adds up to
    a whole lot.

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi DrHowell … it sure does and people are doing them!

  3. Diane Says:

    Wow about the lightbulbs, I really had no idea that one little change would have such a huge effect! We’ve started using them, and (blushing) I guess it’s time to change ALL of them!

    Dianes last blog post..When Ducking A Guru Might Be The Wrong Move To Make

  4. Linda Says:

    Yeah! I would love to put them in the rv but no sockets to fit ’em. LOL!

    Lindas last blog post..Tick Removal

  5. Diane Says:

    Well you all are innovative, I’m sure around all the mowing you could change it all out, just brush up on the electrical… LOL!

    Dianes last blog post..When Ducking A Guru Might Be The Wrong Move To Make

  6. foongpc Says:

    hi, thanks for the wonderful tips. I didn’t know setting the fridge’s temperature to 38-42 degrees will make it run 25% more efficiently!

    foongpcs last blog post..A True Account By An Insomniac

  7. Linda Says:

    Hi goongpc… we learn something new every day and 25 percent efficiency is alot! 🙂

    Lindas last blog post..ICFs

  8. Brad Says:

    Hey Linda!

    Sorry I haven’t been by for a few days. But had to get here today to catch up on my greens.

    Busy life! Good life! 🙂

    Brad

    Brads last blog post..Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less, Why Wait?

  9. Linda Says:

    Thanks for stopping on by! I think everyone is busy ……

    Lindas last blog post..Respect the Force of Nature

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