Make saving our planet a part of your daily life with easy changes. Start today with help from these resources.

  • American Forests
    The average person is responsible for emitting 94 pounds of carbon dioxide every day. It takes four trees, which act as natural air filters, to offset the carbon dioxide each person generates in a month. For each dollar donated, American Forests plants a tree. For more information and to plant trees, visit
  • Earth 911
    Find information about environmental services and events in your community, visit
  • Engines Off
    Lynn Romanek from Glencoe, Illinois, has organized parents at her childrens' school to turn off their cars instead of idling in the parking lot. Idling 10 minutes less per day can keep 550 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air every year. For more information visit
  • Greendimes
    A group that reduces junk mail and plants trees. For more information or to sign up, visit
  • Treehugger
    For ideas on green living, visit
  • Stop Global Warming Tour
    Learn more about Sheryl Crow and Laurie David's tour and what you can do to find solutions for global warming. Visit for more information.
  • The Green
    Simran Sethi hosts The Green on the Sundance Channel. Visit for more information.
  • The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen
    Simple things you can do to save the planet. Find more at
Shopping and Cleaning
  • Ecobags
    Bringing your own bag when shopping saves plastic bags. Visit
  • Method Home
    Method offers some cleaners that are dye- and perfume-free, nontoxic, biodegradable, naturally derived and never tested on animals. For more information, visit
  • Mrs. Meyers cleaning supplies
    All of their cleaning supplies are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and phosphate-free. For more, visit
  • Seventh Generation products
    Seventh Generation is one of the leading brands of nontoxic household products. For more information, visit
  • Shaklee
    This company has been producing natural cleaning products—everything from dryer sheets to stain removers—for 50 years. Visit for more information. And order the Healthy Home Pack starter kit by calling 800-SHAKLEE.
  • BITS Ltd. smart power strips
    Even after turning off a computer, power continues to flow to computer peripherals like printers and scanners. This power strip ($32.99) stops the energy from being wasted. For more information visit
  • and Terrapass
    If your local utility company doesn't offer green power, you can reduce the environmental impact by purchasing offsets. In this system, you give money to companies like or Terrapass, which use it to develop renewable energy sources. For more on purchasing power offsets, visit or
  • Duke Energy
    Duke Energy provided energy efficiency starter kits for audience members. The kits are available to their customers in Indiana and Kentucky who qualify for in-home energy audits. For additional information visit Check with your local energy company for similar ways to save energy.
  • GE Energy Smart lightbulbs
    GE Energy Smart bulbs use 70 to 75 percent less energy than incandescent lightbulbs and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. For example, by using a 26-watt compact fluorescent lightbulb—equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent lightbulb—users can save up to $59 on energy costs over the life of the bulb. Saving energy saves money and is better for the environment.
Water bottles
  • Nalgene water bottles
    These water bottles are durable, inexpensive, can be used repeatedly and are widely recyclable. For more information visit
  • New Wave Enviro Products
    Corn-resin bottle with filter ($8.99) provides pure, clean drinking water and can be reused up to 90 times, and the bottle biodegrades in just 80 days. For more information visit or call 800-592-8371.
  • SIGG water bottles
    Using a premium reusable bottle like SIGG greatly helps reduce unnecessary environmental waste caused by plastic PET water bottles. Get more information at


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