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.
It's just as effective as hot water and a big money saver – you'll pay as little as $.04 per load. There are even cold-water detergents to help make sure your clothes are clean and bright.
The ENERGY STAR® seal means you're buying an appliance that uses 10-50% less energy and water. Check out their website to see what gets the seal of approval. There are A LOT of products – from televisions and printers to refrigerators and clothes washers.
Going green 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.
Program your thermostat to a lower temperature while you're at work or asleep and save 5%-15% a month in energy costs.
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.
Stop the power sucking vampires! Phones and other devices plugged in to a power strip suck energy (and money) – even if they're are turned off. Smart power strips stop the drain and can save you up to $200 on your annual electricity bill.
NYC tap water is about the best in the country – pure, refreshing, and calorie-free. It's also better for your wallet, health and our environment than buying bottled water.
Learn more about NYC water here
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.
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.
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 at MillionTreesNYC.org
Improve your home's energy efficiency and save big. A simple home audit typically leads to hundreds of dollars in annual energy savings.
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.
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.
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!