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Conservation - Kitchen and Diet
Kitchen and Diet
Don’t use the dishwasher until it is completely full.
Say no to plastic and paper bags—use bags made of cloth or biodegradable plant-based materials.
Compost your leftover food. You can use the compost to fertilize your garden.
Purchase energy efficient appliances; look for the Energy Star logo when purchasing a new refrigerator, washing machine, dryer, or dishwasher.
Avoid paper and plastic throwaway plates, utensils, and glasses.
Microwave ovens reduce energy by two-thirds compared to conventional ovens. Crock pots and pressure cookers are also efficient.
Buy locally produced goods whenever possible.
Opt for organic options if they are available.
Look for Rainforest Alliance-certified products when shopping for packaged goods.
Reduce your consumption of animal products, including meat and dairy, as they create more pollution than all other sources.
If buying animal products, do not buy items produced on factory farms.
Search for sustainably produced food.
Encourage your favorite restaurants to buy local, organic, and sustainably produced ingredients.
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