bill pay, for example: by paying your bills online, you
reduce paper waste and help save fuel consumption by the
trucks and planes that carry paper checks around the
In fact, according to Javelin Strategy & Research, if
every American household paid their bills online, it
would cut solid waste by 1.45 billion tons and curb
greenhouse gas emission by 1.9 tons per year.
Here are a few other simple tips to help keep our
- eStatements. View your bank statements
online, which saves paper and other resources.
Click here to learn more.
- Inflate your tires. Increase your vehicles fuel
efficiency by ensuring that all your tires are
- Turn off the lights. When you leave a room, turn
off lights and other energy consuming appliances.
- Change your bulbs. Switch to energy efficient
fluorescent bulbs that can last up to 10 times
longer and use 66% less energy than regular light
- Monitor your thermostat. Turning it up 3 degrees
in the summer and down 3 degrees in the winter could
prevent the emission of nearly 1,100 pounds of
carbon dioxide each year.
- Send eCards. Online greeting cards are a fun and
environmentally friendly alternative to paper cards.
For more information on things we can all do to help,
visit the US Department of Energy's consumer website