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5 Steps to Start an Office Recycling Program

5 Steps to Start an Office Recycling Program

On average a US office worker uses over 10,000 sheets of paper in one year! Everyone should do what they can to prevent waste in their home and office.  Below are a few steps to start recycling at your office. Determine what products will be recycled and what will be considered trash. Paper and aluminum or plastics are a prime example of things the average person throws away every day. Get the employees involved.  Place recycle bins in common spaces such…

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Energy Efficiency Through Landscaping

Energy Efficiency Through Landscaping

Energy conservation is not limited to your home or business.  There are ways to create sustainable landscapes that will assist in reducing monthly energy costs.  With the spring season in full effect, now is the time to take advantage of these tips while planting your spring foliage. Plant trees on the west, south and east sides to shade the house.  Planting can save you up to 25% on the electric bill.  In the summer, the dense foliage blocks the rays…

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When in Doubt, Don’t Throw it Out!

When in Doubt, Don’t Throw it Out!

Spring is here and a lot of you are doing your annual cleaning routine. When cleaning, it is important to take into account the environment. Household items that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or relative ingredients can harm the environment if they are not disposed of properly. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems these items to be household hazardous waste (HHW). Here is a list of items that you should take special precaution with when disposing: Paint Batteries Cleaners Oils…

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Environmental Education Week – Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Environmental Education Week – Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Today we are kicking off Environmental Education Week! QRI will be featuring blog topics all week on how to be environmentally conscious and efficient.  If you are an educator, you may visit www.eeweek.org  for classroom topics and ideas. With spring here and summer quickly approaching it is time to get ahead of the game with making sure your home is energy efficient. These simple tips can help keep your home cooler while saving money and preserving the earth’s energy resources. Seal…

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