At Home Tips:


Sneak Leaks

Seal Leaks

Weather strip doors, windows and fireplaces to keep warm air in. Learn more about sealing leaks and Easy Door Sealing

Switch to LEDs


Switch to LEDs

Slash your monthly electric bill by up to 75% with LEDs. They last 25 times as long as traditional incandescent bulbs and don't contain any potentially harmful toxins like mercury.

Wash Clothes in Cold Water

Wash Clothes in Cold Water

It's just as effective as hot water and a big money saver -- you'll pay as little as $.04 per load. Want more savings? Stick to full loads instead of partial, and use a drying rack instead of a dryer.
Learn more easy ways to make laundry cheaper and greener


Buy Energy Star

Buy Energy Star

The ENERGY STAR® seal means you're buying an appliance that uses 10-50% less energy and water. Check out the Energy Star website to see what gets the seal of approval. There are A LOT of products – from televisions and printers to refrigerators and clothes washers.

Sign Up for Green Power

Plug Into Solar

Going solar is easy, effective and won't bloat your monthly bill. Plus, you'll help make New York better by supporting an alternative, cleaner form of energy with fewer environmental impacts. Visit Solarize NYC about getting solar in your home and neighborhood.

 

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Program your thermostat to a lower temperature while you're at work or asleep and save 5%-15% a month in energy costs.
Learn more about programmable thermostats.

Load Up Your Dishwasher

Load Up Your Dishwasher

A full dishwasher equals lower water and energy bills. Choose the air-dry setting or open the door after the final rinse, and you'll save even more.

Use Smart Power Strips

Use Smart Power Strips

Stop the power sucking vampries! Phones and other devices suck energy (and money) when they're plugged in, even if they're turned off! Unplug whenever you can, and save up to $200 on your annual electricity bill with smart power strips -- they stop the drain.
Learn more about smart power strips.


Drink Tap Water

Drink Tap Water

NYC tap water is about the best in the country -- pure, clean, and refreshing. It's also better for your wallet, health, and planet than bottled water.
Learn more about NYC water


Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning

Rid your cabinet of any cleaning products with toxic chemicals. They irritate eyes and skin and cause chronic health problems – not to mention damage our environment. Green cleaning products are safe and just as effective.
Learn more about green cleaning

Use Non-Toxidc Paint

Use Non-Toxic Paint

Want a healthier home, family, and environment? Paint with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOC) paints. Typical paint contains up to 300 known toxins like metals, solvents, and fungicides.

Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree

What can't trees do? They boost property values, keep blocks cool and make our air better. And it's easy – you can help plant a tree or just ask us to do it for you. Fill out a simple form and the city will take care of the rest.
Learn more about how to get free trees



 

Do an Energy Audit

Do an Energy Audit

Improve your home's energy efficiency and save big. A simple home audit typically leads to hundreds of dollars in annual energy savings.
Learn more about energy audits

Stop Junk Mail

Stop Junk Mail

Sign up to put an end to junk mail! It's a great way to get a bit of space in your apartment. New Yorkers receive over 2 billion pieces of unwanted catalogs, credit card offers and other mail a year. Here's a simple tool to stop the flow to your mail box.

Learn how to stop the flow to your home

Compost

Compost

Some stuff shouldn't go to landfills – food scraps, napkins, grass clippings, leaves and many other items can be composted. If all New Yorkers composted, we'd cut down on the waste we generate by 31%! Learn how you can compost.

Green Your Diet

Green Your Diet

Fruits, veggies and whole grains are delicious and healthy. Try eating them and healthy proteins instead of red meat. You can reduce the risk of serious diseases AND increase your life expectancy. Healthy diets for the win!