Experiment with small changes to your routine.  We do so many things by habit, without really noticing our actions.  You may be able to save energy or resources in small ways that add up over time.  I’m sure you can think of many ideas, but here are a few to get you started:

1)      Can you use a smaller blob of shampoo or conditioner and still get the same effect?

2)      What amount of coffee grounds or loose tea leaves gives you the best flavor?  (and remember that most plants love used coffee grounds sprinkled on the soil around them).

3)      Is there a different route or time to commute to work?  Sometimes slightly adjusting the time of day you make your trip will get you out of traffic slowdown timeframes.

4)      If you dry your clothes in a dryer, check your owner’s manual and experiment with dryer settings to reduce the energy used.   Drying clothes slightly longer but at a lower temperature uses less energy than drying at high temperatures.  

5)      Heat only the amount of water in your teakettle that you need.

6)      Can you change the settings on your thermostat by a degree or two and still feel comfortable? You may also find that different settings are appropriate for various times of the day.

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