40% of the electricity in the developed world is used in buildings. At home, you’re in control of that. It’s a prime opportunity to save energy – and reap the benefits.
Reuse leftover water from steaming vegetables in soup or other cooking. Don’t pour the vitamins and flavor down the drain.
Report broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, running toilets or leaky sinks to the superintendent, property owner or a city dispatcher.
Use a broom to clean your driveway or sidewalk instead of hosing it down. The extra exercise is good for you!