October 2010: Go to a car wash instead of washing your car at home; car wash facilities are typically more efficient than you can be at home.
September 2010: According to Treehugger.com , 90% of the energy used in washing clothes is allocated toward heating the water. Consider using the cold or warm cycle option instead of the hot cycle one.
August 2010: Take showers, not baths. You'll save 50% on water on average.
July 2010:According to Michael Block's article on Green Living Tips.com , using a fan can make the temperature feel 8 degrees cooler because the air over your skin evaporates perspiration, thereby causing a cooling effect.
June 2010: According to the California Energy Commission , your dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes by hand. Allowing the dishes to air-dry saves even more!
May 2010: According to Discovery Magazine's "25 Surprising and Simple Tips for a Greener Life," on average, idle machines use 11 percent of a home's electricity. Turn them off! Plug electronics into power strips and turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use.
April 2010: Switch your font to Century Gothic to conserve resources. According to the University of Wisconsin's Director of Computing and Information Technology, Century Gothic uses roughly 30 percent less ink than Arial.
March 2010: According to the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy and Renewable Energy's "Energy Savers Booklet: Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home," about 90% of the energy used for washing clothes in a conventional top-load washer is for heating the water. There are two ways to reduce the amount of energy used for washing clothes--use less water and use cooler water.