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Water TIPS
  TIPS to save water:
    • Turn water off when brushing your teeth
    • Use water conserving faucets
  TIPS to reduce stormwater pollutants:
    • Rain barrels
    • Rain gardens
    • Porous pavement
    • Green roofs
    • Cisterns and
    • Bioswales
Energy TIPS:
    • ENERGY STAR Rebates
    • Home Energy Appliance Calculator
    • Home Energy Audit - Compare your home's energy usage to similar homes across the country. Collect
  your last 12 months of utility bills and spend 5 minutes for a do-it-your-self audit
    • Hire a Professional Auditor - professional Home Energy Auditor or "Rater" can provide specific
  recommendations for improving the efficiency of your home
    • Look into Enhanced Home Sealing Incentives Program
    Go to Renew Onondaga to learn more
Recycling TIPS:
  Paper Recycling with OCRRA:
  Please Recycle:
    • Office Paper (any color)
    • Magazines and Catalogs
    • Newspapers
    • Junk Mail and Envelopes
    • File Folders
    • Reports and Publications (remove plastic covers)
    • Cardboard (place next to yellow barrels)
    • Telephone Books (special pick-up in May/June)
  Please Trash:
    • Paper Plates and Cups
    • Paper Napkins, Tissues and Paper Towels
    • Labels and Backing
Transit TIPS:
    • Why drive when you can walk
    • Ride your bike
    • Use public transportation
    Centro Bus
    Connective Corridor
    • Look into hybrid vehicles
Greenbuilding TIPS:
    Use green cleaning products
    Think about making your driveway porous pavement
    Plant trees around your house
    Learn about LEED certification for your home