Efficiency in the Office

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet


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We often use sheets of adhesive labels in our office printer. The edges, top and bottom of each used sheet have 1/4" of remaining unused material. These can be trimmed to convenient lengths and stored in a small jar (or other storage container of choice). These labels come in handy when labeling items destined forrepparttar freezer, jam jars, bulk foods or shop and craft supplies.

Keep computer equipment such as external drives, printers and scanners powered off when they are not in use turn them on only forrepparttar 105342 duration that they are needed. Stand-by power (lights or clock displays) can be eliminated by either using a power bar or by manually unpluggingrepparttar 105343 equipment. Sleeprepparttar 105344 computer duringrepparttar 105345 day when not in use (lunch, coffee, or meetings) and turn all equipment off before leaving atrepparttar 105346 end ofrepparttar 105347 day. These are some simple suggestions, yet they will save time, money, and resources, which is inrepparttar 105348 best interest of any office.



-- Written by Dave and Lillian Brummet based on the concept of their book, Trash Talk. The book offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. A guide for anyone concerned about their impact on the environment. (http://www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit)


Water Conservation at the Kitchen Sink

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet


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Inrepparttar winter,repparttar 105340 water from washing or soaking dishes should be left to cool. This way it releases its valuable heat intorepparttar 105341 home, rather thanrepparttar 105342 sewer. Dishwashers, that are not built-in, allow reuse ofrepparttar 105343 water for pre-rinsing heavily soiled dishes because they drain intorepparttar 105344 sink. The water can be trapped inrepparttar 105345 sink, or a soiled pot, whererepparttar 105346 heat is slowly released intorepparttar 105347 home, saving energy costs inrepparttar 105348 winter. Of course,repparttar 105349 opposite applies inrepparttar 105350 summer, when extra heat is not desirable.

Very hot water is not always necessary for all washing and rinsing needs. Usually, byrepparttar 105351 time we are finished washing our hands,repparttar 105352 water is just beginning to warm up so really, all we have done is heat up our pipes. We can conserve water easily by turning offrepparttar 105353 tap while lathering hands. The running water is really only necessary for initial wetting, then rinsing so running water in between is really a waste.

Now, if you measuredrepparttar 105354 amount of water saved each day by those simple methods we just described - there would be dozens of gallons of pure, drinkable water left untouched inrepparttar 105355 reservoir. By reducing hot water consumption, our energy bills are a little bit smaller. All this, just fromrepparttar 105356 kitchen sink!



-- Written by Dave and Lillian Brummet based on the concept of their book, Trash Talk. The book offers useful solutions for the individual to reduce waste and better manage resources. A guide for anyone concerned about their impact on the environment. (http://www.sunshinecable.com/~drumit)


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