Links & Tips

Simple Tips for Saving Energy
  • Install a programable thermostat to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer.
  • Use compact flourescent light bults with the ENERGY STAR® label.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle.
  • Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use.
  • Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use (TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power).
  • Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120°F.
  • Take short showers instead of baths.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
  • Drive sensibly. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gasoline.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on home appliances and products. ENERGY STAR® products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Climate Crock of the Week
Informative and entertaining, this website debunks various myths and confusions about climate change and climate science in a satisfyingly humorous and intelligent way!

Low Carbon Diet Groups
The Low Carbon Diet challenges you to reduce your carbon footprint by 5,000 pounds in 30 days! Friends and neighbors work, and learn, together to save money and engergy, while having fun and building community spirit. For more information, or to sign up, email

Litter Busters Walk
The Litter League reminds all property owners to do the weekly sweep around your property to pick up any litter or escaped recycling that has gathered. Don’t miss bushes, gutters, and the roadside of undeveloped land. And please don't put out uncovered trash or recycling out overnight or on windy days.