Apr 19 2010
How many times have you come home to an empty house to find that someone left the lights on? Do you leave your toaster and coffee maker plugged in all the time? Did you know that the simple act of unplugging electronics when you aren’t using them not only reduces energy, but could save you as much as 10% on your electric bill?
With Earth Day’s 40th anniversary on April 22nd fast approaching, Cascadian Farm wants us to join the celebration by pledging to follow a few eco-friendly tips on Facebook. Choose from eight different pledges, ranging from reusing clothes to reducing your speed while driving on the highway, and find the one that fits your lifestyle. For each person that signs a pledge now through May 31, 2010, Cascadian Farm will donate $1, up to $40,000, to the Organic Farming Research Foundation, which fosters the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.
1. Slow the Flow: Install a low flow toilet to save water and electricity. If 1% of U.S. consumers installed low flow toilets, it would save enough electricity to power 43,000 households for a month.
2. Seal Your Ducts and Save Some Green: Leaky heating ducts in a forced air heating system can reduce efficiency by 20%. Seal the leaks and save about $140 a year!
3. Cruisin’ on the Highway: Slow down! Going from 75 mph to 55 mph will improve your fuel economy by 15%. If we slowed down, it would be the equivalent of taking 28 million cars off our roads.
4. Food Planner: More than 25% of prepared food is thrown away in the U.S. Look in your refrigerator before a trip to the grocery store to practice food planning and be aware of what you eat.
5. Hug a Tree: Trees hold an average of 15 to 25 lbs of carbon per year. Protecting and planting trees will create natural air filters in our cities and neighborhoods.
6. Carwashing: Reduce water usage by washing your car on the lawn. The soil will help break down the soap, reduce run-off and give your grass a drink!
7. Beware of Vampires: From TVs to cell phones, unplugging electronics when you aren’t using them can really affect your pocketbook. The energy saved could reduce your electric bill by as much as 10%.
8. Reuse Old Clothes: Is your child growing out of their clothes every couple of months? Host a clothing swap. Whether you find items for your children or yourself, it’s a great way to build community, and you will have a blast sharing and reusing.
As the Organic Farming Research Foundation continues to sow seeds to transform agriculture, you can do your part to initiate a positive change for healthier foods and a healthier earth by visiting http://www.facebook.com/cascadianfarm and signing the pledge that’s right for you.
Dedicated to organic goodness since 1972, Cascadian Farm products are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically engineered ingredients. With your help, we can all live greener together.
Visit Cascadianfarm.com to learn more and download a $1.00 coupon today!
The people at Cascadian Farms has sent us a “Live Green Together” gift package that includes Cascadian Farm cereals and granola bars, including: Fruitful O´s cereal, Cinnamon Crunch cereal, Chocolate Chip Chewy granola bars, Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, Dark Chocolate Almond granola bars, Oats & Honey granola, and an eco-friendly grocery bag. Looks like we got breakfast and snacks covered for awhile!
Are you ready to get green? Enter for your chance to win this “Live Green Together” prize pack from Cascadian Farms. Here’s what we’d like you to do:
1. Leave a comment to share what changes you or your family have made (or plan to make) in an effort to live greener? Or, which tips from the website do you plan to incorporate into your family’s lives?
Sunday, April 25th at midnight. We’ll choose a winner based on the quality of the comment! Good luck! The lucky winner goes to Tree. Congrats!!!