Earth Week Green Tips - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Earth Week Green Tips

Posted: Updated:

• Save energy with just one click: Turn off your power strip when you leave a room.

• When you leave a room, don’t forget to turn off the lights. That one little step can save lots of energy.

• Did you know that your devices still use energy when they’re off but plugged in? Unplug them to save money and electricity.

• Don’t just toss old electronics into the trash. Find a local recycler or a retailer who will buy them back.

• By walking to work or public transportation, you’ll reduce pollution and get some exercise. Now that’s a win-win situation.

• Forty percent of our food ends up in the trash. Help reduce waste by planning your menus and eating leftovers. You’ll end up saving cash, too.

• Our national parks turn 100 this year! Celebrate our great outdoors with a visit to one of our 400 parks across the country.

• Did you know that 40% of the energy used to washing clothes goes to heating the water? Turn the dial to cold to save electricity.

• LED lights use 85% less energy than conventional bulbs, last longer and can save you $100 over their lifespan. Will you be switching out your bulbs today?

• You prevent food waste by getting only what you need. It keeps trash out of landfills and saves money!

• Fill it up - A full freezer uses less energy than an empty one.

• Before you trash something, see if you can repurpose or reuse it

• Did you know that only 12% of e-waste is recycled? Many large electronics retailers will recycle e-waste for you, so trade in your old stuff for a cleaner planet.

• We’re using 1 million plastic bags EVERY MINUTE, 500 Billion a year!

• By plugging electronics and appliances into a power strip, then turning it off when not in use, you could cut your power usage up to 10%. 2

• We all know to recycle our plastic, metal, and paper. But that’s only part of the circle. Do your part by buying recycled goods.

• Over 25 TRILLION Styrofoam coffee cups are thrown away each year here in the U.S.! Each year, we waste twenty-five trillion Styrofoam cups that can’t be recycled. Fill up a mug, not a landfill.

• There’s a simple tip to save water in your home: Get leaky faucets fixed! One drip per second from a leaky faucet wastes 540 gallons of water a year.

• Pay your bills online - paying your bills through the mail can waste up to twenty-three pounds of wood and six pounds of paper each year.

• The average household can save about $170 a year just by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances.

• Did you know that you can keep out 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gases from the air a year just by carpooling twice a week?

• There are many ways to recycle your e-waste such as donating it, trading it in, or even taking it back to where you bought it. You’ll reduce waste and help the environment.

• When we eat food that comes in small disposable packages, we make a whole lot of garbage. A lot of this isn’t recyclable, and ends up in landfills. Instead of buying small snack bags, go big! You can pack reusable containers to bring a small amount on the go!

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Warren man involved in deadly biker gang fight pleads guilty

    Warren man involved in deadly biker gang fight pleads guilty

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:49:51 GMT

    James Gardner pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault, both with gun charges, obstruction of justice and falsification in court on June 20. 

    More >>

    James Gardner pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault, both with gun charges, obstruction of justice and falsification in court on June 20. 

    More >>
  • Cortland to add tax to maintain roads

    Cortland to add tax to maintain roads

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-06-20 19:47:05 GMT

    Cortland city council passed an ordinance on June 19 that will add a $5 tax to license plates. 

    More >>

    Cortland city council passed an ordinance on June 19 that will add a $5 tax to license plates. 

    More >>
  • Mercer County man charged with terroristic threats, strangulation

    Mercer County man charged with terroristic threats, strangulation

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:08 PM EDT2017-06-21 17:08:11 GMT

    A Mercer County man is facing charges after allegedly strangling a woman on June 12 in Fairview Twp. 

    More >>

    A Mercer County man is facing charges after allegedly strangling a woman on June 12 in Fairview Twp. 

    More >>
  • Sports ScoresMore>>

  • Scrappers beat Auburn in extra innings

    Scrappers beat Auburn in extra innings

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:04:07 GMT

    The Scrappers won for the first time at Eastwood Field this season 5-4 in 10 innings against Auburn.  Jonathan Laureno's walk off RBI double scored Oscar Gonzalez to send everyone home happy.   Auburn jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with the first four batters reaching base. Paul Panaccione and Randy Encarnacion drove in the Doubledays runs. The Scrappers evened the scored in the bottom of the inning, Samad Taylor scored on a wild pitch, and Will Benso...

    More >>

    The Scrappers won for the first time at Eastwood Field this season 5-4 in 10 innings against Auburn.  Jonathan Laureno's walk off RBI double scored Oscar Gonzalez to send everyone home happy.   Auburn jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with the first four batters reaching base. Paul Panaccione and Randy Encarnacion drove in the Doubledays runs. The Scrappers evened the scored in the bottom of the inning, Samad Taylor scored on a wild pitch, and Will Benso...

    More >>
  • Moldovan defends title at Mill Creek

    Moldovan defends title at Mill Creek

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:47:54 GMT
    Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio defended his title at the Mill Creek Foundation Junior All Star tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association. Moldovan shot a 68 for a three day total of 203, finishing three strokes ahead of Aaron Du of Lake Mary, Florida. Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ontario captured the girls division at 205, after shooting 67 on the final day.   Manhue Chen of China placed second, six strokes back. Brookfield's Connor Stevens finished tied...More >>
    Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio defended his title at the Mill Creek Foundation Junior All Star tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association. Moldovan shot a 68 for a three day total of 203, finishing three strokes ahead of Aaron Du of Lake Mary, Florida. Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ontario captured the girls division at 205, after shooting 67 on the final day.   Manhue Chen of China placed second, six strokes back. Brookfield's Connor Stevens finished tied...More >>
  • Late rally not enough as Scrappers drop home opener

    Late rally not enough as Scrappers drop home opener

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-06-23 03:39:50 GMT

    For the second straight night, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers jumped out to a second-inning lead.  

    More >>

    For the second straight night, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers jumped out to a second-inning lead.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms