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This Section is meant to provide guidance and simple ways in which the whole family can contribute at home, everyday, to help reduce global warming and protect our environment- we will make a difference! Also, you'll find access to informative articles and green links relevant to home ownership. Look for regular updates.

If you find this interesting please do e-mail this page to somebody else. Everyone can contribute to a better world today and for all those close to us, tomorrow.

Household quick tips:

  • Don't leave the water running when brushing your teeth. Stop start & stop instead. (saves up to 5 litres/minute.)
  • Respect municipal bylaws in terms of outdoor water use !
  • Don't leave the hose running when washing the car.
  • Water the gardens and lawn sparingly and later in the evening or early morning. Try collecting rainwater in outdoor containers for plant watering.
  • Get in the habit of flushing the toilets sparingly.
  • Start a composting system.
  • Replace old incandescent light bulbs with new compact fluorescent lights.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when exiting a room.
  • Run half a sink of water instead of a full sink when cleaning up dishes etc.
  • Try taking shorter showers……also turn on the cold water first then set the hot water slowly instead of trying to cool down the hot water. ( set a timer !)
  • Replace thermostats with electronic digital units-saving energy and substantial money.
  • Select the cold water settings on your clothes washer more often.
  • New appliances are generally much more efficient than their older predecessors…check the federal govt energuide program for $ savings in energy.
  • Set the furnace thermostat ( auto control or timer) to reduce heat in the late evening and to increase at ‘wake up time'
  • Minimize the air conditioning during hot periods.

Did you know?

According to a recently released report by Royal Lepage and National Association of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB), "green" is a growing trend. The report found that 72 per cent of Canadians plan to make their next home purchase a green-improved one. Of those, 62 per cent said they would pay $5,000 to $20,000 more for green features. Another eight per cent would be willing to pay more than $20,000


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