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Green tips

atention     When you go shopping, bring your own reusable canvas bag

atention     When possible, reuse plastic bottles instead of throwing them in the garbage or recycle bin.

atention     Save water in your bathroom! Use low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets..

atention     Get information on where does the food you buy come from. The closest to your town, the better! Buy locally-made food, in order to have a better grasp on its origin and quality!

atention     Try buying seasonal food products.

atention     Replace incandescent light bulbs in your house with fluorescent ones.

atention     When you leave the house, make sure that all lights and electrical appliances are turned off. Also, unplug the chargers of mobile phones and laptops once you are finished using them.

atention     Have recycle bins for different types of waste: paper, plastic, glass or organic. You can then transport them to the closest recycling station.

atention     When the weather allows it, walk or cycle to nearby destinations instead of taking your car.

atention     Consider using organic cleaning products, like vinegar or baking soda. Although they do not have a fancy brand, they are cheaper and sometimes more efficient than commercial cleaners.

atention     When buying a car, consider energy-efficient or electrical options.

atention     If there is a green energy company in your area, do not hesitate to switch your energy provider for the more environmental-friendly alternative.

atention     Reduce the length of your showers or shut off the water while you are soaping or shampooing.

atention     Reuse domestic wastewater for gardening or flushing your toilet.

atention     When buying new appliances for your home, choose the most energy-efficient ones.

atention     When possible, avoid drying your clothes in a drying machine. Instead, dry them outside, on a line.

atention     Try to reduce your use of paper as much of possible. When you have to print something, do it on recycled paper, on both sides.

atention     If you are already a green person, spread the word! Teach your friends and family members about the importance of taking care of the environment!

atention     When going on vacation, choose wisely your mean of transportation. An average new car generates 160 g/km of CO2 per person, a plane 100 - 250 g/km, a bus 40 - 80 g/km, and a train 40 - 160g/km. Only use the plane for distances longer than 700 km. For the rest, use the train.

atention     When picking the right hotel for your vacation, choose one that has an environmental certification, like Eco Label or EMAS. You will have the guarantee that you will be consuming wisely.

atention     Put a lid on your pots when cooking! This way, you can save up to a quarter of the energy needed for preparing your food.

atention     During summer months, try to cool off without using the air conditioning system all the time.