6. Recycle. Our nation uses over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours -- or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. Most of the products we use today are recyclable. Aluminum cans, newspapers, plastic, glass bottles, and yard clippings are just a few of the big ones. When you come to Harv's, look for our conveniently located "recycle bins" at all of our sites. We are doing our best to make it easier for you to join us in recycling.
7. Set your thermostat dial and turn up the energy savings. When it's hot, keep the A/C set at 78°F and during the cold months, set the heater to 68°F. These simple changes will save you up to 20% in heating and cooling costs! And try to use your major appliances wisely and during non-peak energy hours (after 7pm).
8. Be an energy star. If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. At Harv's we have installed compact fluorescent lights and light sensors on energy outlets to do our part.
9. Decrease your dependency. Tired of rising fuel prices? More and more vehicles produced today utilize hybrid technology to conserve fuel and reduce emissions. Be sure to ask next time you are car shopping. Utilize pubic transportation, carpool and walk whenever possible.
10. Spread the word! Don't keep it a secret; share these helpful tips.