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Green tips for renters

Living green is possible even if you rent. Here are some tips for an eco-friendly apartment:

• Use biodegradable trash bags.

• Run the dishwasher full, then air-dry the dishes.

• Put aerators on faucets to save water.

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• Buy chemical-free cleaning supplies. Or make your own. Use vinegar and old newspapers to shine windows. Scrub countertops with baking soda.

• Help your refrigerator stay cool by cleaning the coils regularly and locating it far from the stove.

• Grow your own fruit and vegetables in a window box or in pots.

• Unplug small appliances when they’re not in use.

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• Chuck kitchen leftovers into a composter to convert waste to fertilizer.


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