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Have you ever wanted to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, but weren't sure where to start? Find some useful eco-friendly tips here:
Ways to Reuse
In addition to what is listed above, a few other ways to reuse materials are:
Donate old clothing, textiles and household goods. The City of Lansing partners with
, who makes this process easier for residents to partake in.
Get a rain barrel to collect rain water in. A rain barrel is an efficient source of watering and irrigation. Rain barrels can be purchased at local garden shops, home improvement stores, or online.
Ways to Recycle
. It's an easy and effective way to recycle.
Become familiar with local recycling options and utilize them.
Find a list of recycling centers in the Lansing Area here.
Pick up pet waste on walks to keep E. Coli out of the rivers and waterways.
Limit the use of fertilizer at home to prevent algal blooms in the Great Lakes.
Use commercial car washes to keep soap suds and car grime from entering aquatic habitats.
Fix vehicle leaks to keep motor oil out of streams.
Switch to LED lightbulbs.
Set the thermostat a few degrees lower and/or consider using a programmable thermostat.
Recycling and Waste
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