March 1, 2010
Here at NuBe we aim to play a role in protecting the environment and supporting our local community. Here are a few sustainability tips we've picked up from customers, artists, and local people involved in the "green" movement. How do you lessen your carbon footprint each day?
Keep your car tuned and the tires properly inflated. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40%. Yeah, we're surprised and impressed by that too! Here's to saving money on gas and lessening our carbon footprint simultaneously.
Install a low flow shower head and faucet aerators. Showerheads that use 2.5 gpm and faucets that use 1.5 gpm use half the water traditional fixtures use. It only takes minutes to install, costs less than $20, and saves 100 gallons a week per person. Sweet & simple, right?
Buying local products and food cuts down on energy wasted from transport. Added bonus? You support local farmers, and the food often has more nutritional value, since vitamins are lost as fruits and vegetables age.
Invest in a bike. You'll save money on gas over time, and you're getting the added bonus of fresh air and good exercise. This is one of our favorite ways to cut back on energy and gas consumption.
Make your own compost. See this site for all sorts of information about the benefits and how to get started.
One of our favorite things about NuBe is meeting customers who share with us how they play a role in keeping the environment pristine for generations to come. We always love to hear your thoughts.
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