Tips for Living Green

Sustainable Westchester Link:


Change 5 bulbs in your home to CFL / Energy Star bulbs.
If every family changed 5 bulbs in their home to CFLs, it would equal the effect of taking 650 cars annually off the road.

Westchester County

Read the Quick Recycling Guide to learn how to separate recyclables for curbside collection.

Choose Energy Star rated appliances when replacing old appliances.

Turn off all computers at night and unplug cell phone and other chargers when not in use

Shutting down a computer can save you between $70 and $100 per year per computer in electric costs. Screen saver programs won’t do that. Chargers can consume as much as 10% of a home’s electricity. As soon as charging is complete, unplug the charger.

Bike and walk more and support efforts to establish a more walkable / bikable community

The health benefits are obvious and the general consensus among Mayors and Town Supervisors throughout the USA is that walkable communities are the most energy efficient communities.

Choose Energy Saving Bulbs to replace the old Incandescent bulbs - Florescent/CFL.