Use room air conditioners only when you are at home
Use the microwave or toaster oven instead of the big oven whenever possible
Turn off the oven right after food is cooked
Close curtains and blinds to keep out the sun on hot days; open them up in winter to add warmth
Easy Ways to Conserve Water
Take 5-minute showers. Get wet, turn of the water, lather up, then rinse off. Save more than 5 to10 gallons of water a day!
Catch some of the shower water in a bucket to flush the toilet. If you are waiting for the water to warm up, catch it in a bucket to flush the toilet or water house plants. Save more than 1 to 2 gallons!
Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. Save 4 to 10 gallons a day!
Make it a full load. Only run the washing machine or dishwasher when full. You can save energy too by drying the clothes on a clothes line!
Make sure your parents check faucets and pipes for leaks. A small leak can waste 20 gallons a day!
Keep a pitcher of water in the fridge. Running water and waiting until it cools down is wasteful.
Water plants when it's cooler. Watering in the early morning is best.