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Tell us How You Save - Paricia

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We replaced all of our everyday lights with energy-saving bulbs. We recycle all items our City allows including glass, aluminum, plastics, and paper. Also, we use our own shopping bags everywhere we shop. We have energy efficient air conditioners with timers that we set so they run only when needed. We compost all organics from the house and yard/garden. We don't use pesticides on our lawn or garden and our yard is butterfly/bird friendly. Also, we use recycled mulch from our landfill. When we were first married and my husband moved in, I explained my recycling. He had been an apartment dweller, so he didn't understand why I took such care to recycle and said that I was only one person. I told him that it starts with one person; now, he is a believer. We started recycling a few years ago and now we hardly have any trash, and our recycling bin is always full. I recently added a 10kw PV solar system to my house, and a solar hot water heater. My wife and I are in the process of changing out our light bulbs to CFL bulbs. We started recycling a few years ago and now we hardly have any trash, and our recycling bin is always full. We have switched from water bottles to a water dispenser and now we use refillable sport bottles. Our three children have joined in and now they give their friends a hard time whenever they use water bottles.

- Patricia

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