My Ways of Reducing Environmental Impact

A Story About Reducing Waste

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Written by Andrena McElroy Sr.

- I block the vents in bedrooms that are not being used and keep the doors closed so air conditioning or heating won't be overused. In summer the thermostat is set at 23 degrees and winter is 19.
- I only run the dishwasher when it is full and I only do laundry on the weekends.
- I use plastic food containers like peanut butter for buttons, screws and any other small things.
-I am gradually changing over all the bulbs in my home to more efficient LEDs.
-I am in a couple of Facebook groups with people who give things away that they are not using to people who can use them.
- I purge my closets a couple of times a year and I either donate to my Facebook group or to Salvation Army or Goodwill.

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