Conservation Tips

 Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. (R3)

Go to my Links section to find out how we came up with these important facts:

Fact 1  Since 1960, americans are responsible for generating 251.3 million tons of garbage per year.

  • Help your school, neighborhood, or community, by picking up litter or trash and placing it in the proper recycling receptacle.

Fact 2  Water is the most important resource. It is very easy to waste.

  • Turning off the faucet while washing your hands, face, or brushing your teeth, will save gallons of water per year.

Fact 3  You can save money and  conserve energy in your home every year by:

  • turning off all lights and electrical appliances when they are not in use.
  • keeping lamps away from the thermostat because it senses heat.
  • keeping your thermostat set on 78 degrees during the summer months.
  • wearing light clothing, opening a window, and using the ceiling fan during the summer months. This can help you avoid continuous use of the air conditioner.
  • keeping the drapes or curtains closed to block out heat from the sun.
  • having your thermostat set on 68 degrees during the winter months.
  • wearing layered clothing, thick socks, and adding extra blankets at bedtime.

Fact 4 You can help reduce the amout of paper and plastic in your school by:

  • packing your child's lunch or snack in a reusable lunchbag.
  • sending items or supplies to school in a reusable bag or container

Please visit the Links section to find out more information on how to help your community Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.