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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 about how to get free trees
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
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!