Southeast Green - Business depends on the environment and the environment depends on business

Full Throttle

Full Throttle requires a more significant investment, examples are covered in this list. The thing to remember here is the investment pays for itself over and over again.

  1. Increase the efficiency of your home remodeling project
  2. Incorporate sustainable technology into your commercial or residential space.
  3. Incorporate green cleaning into your commercial or municipal facility 
  4. Buy flooring, cabinets and counter tops made from recycled materials
  5. Hire an interior designer who utilizes environmentally friendly materials.
  6. If your thinking of putting a pool in your backyard, make it a pool that will not need to be treated with chlorine or other toxic chemical
  7. Install Solar Energy Systems
  8. Eco Property Lending and Energy Project Loans.
  9. Recycle construction debris from your commercial or home project.
  10. Buy A Green Home.

 

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Second Gear

Second Gear requires a moderate investment, covered in this list are tips and articles to encourage you to go green in a slightly bigger way!

  1. Ride your bike more, drive less, start a car pooling system at work.
  2. Install water saving dual flush toilets.
  3. To save money on your heating bills, install programmable thermostats.
  4. If your commercial building does not provide recycling, hire a local recycling service.
  5. Use biodiesel to fuel your diesel engine.
  6. Use low VOC paints and sealers.
  7. Buy clothes made from organic, natural fibers.
  8. Be a patron of local restaurants that support locally grown foods.
  9. Clean your carpets and flooring without using harmful soaps, chemicals or toxins.
  10. Instead of buying new furniture, buy furniture at estate sales and antique stores.

 

First Gear

First Gear is "the basics," simple tips and articles to help you go green!

  1. Install faucet aerators, low flow shower heads and toilet retrofit devices. These items are inexpensive and can be purchased at any home improvement or hardware store - save water and save money!
  2. Turn you water heater down to 120 degrees.
  3. Replace burned out light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs - including recesssed lighting.
  4. Prepare meals using fresh, locally grown, organic food - avoid processed foods and extra packaging.
  5. Gifts - give handmade gifts, gifts made from recycled materials or antiques.
  6. Use canvas bags or reuse your grocery bags, recycle plastic and paper grocery bags.
  7. Recycle your paper, plastic, aluminum, metal, cardboard, glass and phone books.
  8. Change your air filters regularly.
  9. Turn off your computer every night and before you go on vacation. (read more) 
  10. Stop buying disposable plastic water bottles! Buy reusable water bottles and fill them up throughout the week.

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