10 Things You Can Do Today

1. Adjust your thermostat to 2 degrees warmer in the summer and 2 degrees cooler in the winter for instant energy savings.

2. Have students monitor water use as part of a learning project

3. Switch to non-toxic cleaning products

4. Have students decorate re-usable water bottles to discourage the use of disposable bottles

5. Maximize the use of natural daylight in your buildings

6. Consult with your local master gardener volunteer to have them come assist with efficient grounds keeping

7. Use non-chemical pest control methods (such as traps or barriers)

8. Consider purchasing remanufactured products vs. new ones

9. Use recycled packaging, such as egg cartons, bottles, and boxes, for art projects

10. Plant trees close to your building for shade in the summer, and also reduced cooling bills