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Did you know that LED bulbs last on average 25 times longer and uses 75% less energy than traditional bulbs?

They may cost slightly more, but the savings add up.

Drink What's On Tap

Dump the bottled water.

Did you know Columbus tap water is perfectly safe? By law, tap water has to meet stricter federal and local health standards than bottled water?

Switch to tap and immediately reduce your carbon footprint.

Make A New Start

It's Cool to Plant a Tree!

Did you know one tree has the same cooling effect on the environment as five air conditioners?

Plant a tree on your property and you'll also reduce your heating and cooling bills.

Trade Four Wheels for Two

Pedal Power Equals Green Power!

Did you know that if everyone biked to work once every two weeks, we could prevent close to a billion gallons of gas emissions from entering the atmosphere?

When possible, hop on your bike instead of in your car.

Plastic or Paper? Try Neither.

Paper or Plastic? Take Your Own!

Did you know paper bags take three times more energy to produce than plastic ones? And, plastic bags consume 12 million barrels of oil in the U.S. each year?

Take reusable bags with you when you shop.

Use. Wash. Repeat.

Cloth Napkins...Easy on the Skin, Easy on the Environment!

Did you know the average American uses 2,200 paper napkins per year?

Switch to cloth and wash them yourself, or have them cleaned by a linen service.

Give Things A Second Chance

Don't Be Trashy...Recycle!

Did you know the average American office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year?

Sign up for recycling pickup--of paper, cardboard, plastic, and more--by visiting RecyColumbus.

Put Rainwater to Work

Have a Barrel of Fun and Be Green!

Did you know only 2.5% of the earth's water supply is fresh water?

Help conserve this resource by installing a rain barrel in your ward--and using the rainwater it collects in your yard.