If you grocery shop once a week, in five years you’ll have kept about 250 to 1,000 grocery bags out of our landfills. When one ton of plastic bags is reused or recycled, the energy equivalent of 11 barrels of oil is saved! By bringing your own bag to the grocery store, you can save thousands of plastic bags from ending up in landfills, or even worse in ecosystems where they can harm living creatures.
Look for alternate uses for the bags you've collected
• Turn on energy saving settings on your computer
(For instructions on how to do this go to http://computer.howstuffworks.com/green-computer-power-saving.html)
• Shut down your computer when you leave for the day
• Unplug any electric items you don't use daily
• Turn off desk lights
• Turn off screen saver (this actually keeps your computer running rather than saving energy)