Green tips from a "green" man
Before we launch into April, here are a few green tips provided by Cory Hoffart, our current "I am Tulsa" profile which you can read on our home page. As the owner of Green Collar Energy, a company that makes your business or home more environmentally friendly, he shares some helpful tips that will get you thinking green before Earth Day. Here are a few of my favorites that Cory suggested:
- Wash clothes in cold water. As much as 85% of the energy used to wash clothes is for heating the water!
- Get off junk mail lists. MailStopper (formerly GreenDimes) can get you started, and they’ll even plant a tree for you: www.mailstopper.tonic.com
- Avoid buying bottles water– instead, use a water filter. Bottled water is rarely tested, if ever. Tap water is tested many times each day.
- Don’t forget about our local garage sales, consignment and thrift stores for quality goods at a low price, and a much lower environmental footprint.
- Prepare one meatless meal each week. This will save you a few bucks, add variety to your normal diet, and challenge your culinary skills.
Be sure to check back later this afternoon when I post all of Cory's tips for leading a greener lifestyle.