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By A.J. Ackerman 239-349-3784 | Agent in Cape Coral, FL

10 ways to Green your Home. =)

1. Plant an herb garden. It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates.

2. Switch all your lightbulbs to CFLs (or at least switch a few).

3. Create a homemade compost bin for $15.

4. Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label).

Photo from Flip & Tumble

5. Stop using disposable bags – order some reusable bags, or make your own. My favorites are Envirosax and Flip & Tumble.

6. Buy an inexpensive reusable water bottle, and stop buying plastic disposable bottles. Then watch The Story of Bottled Water, a short movie about the bottled water phenomena.

7. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.

8. Turn off lights when you leave the room.

9. Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can — open your curtains and enjoy natural light.

10. Drive the speed limit, and combine all your errands for the week in one trip.

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