Steps you can take to save electricity
Steps you can take to save on heating and air conditioning
Steps you can take to save on hot water heating
Have a home energy audit through NYSERDA and Energize Warwick
Switch to a renewable electricity provider
You can choose what company provides your electricity. To support renewable energy, choose a provider that supplies electricity from wind, solar, or hydro (water). You will still receive your bill and receive service from the company you are now with (O&R in the Warwick area). Several companies offer electricity powered by renewable sources.
Eat local and/or organic foods
Warwick offers abundant local and organic food at farmers’ markets, farms, and supermarkets.
Replace dangerous chemicals with safer alternatives
Some magic cleaning products (safe and effective) are plain white vinegar and baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). Baking soda removes odors, cuts grease, can even be sprinkled on carpets and then vacuumed. Vinegar also removes odors, cuts hard water deposits, and helps inhibit mildew.
See brief video, The Story of Cosmetics.
Reuse and Recycle
Orange County recycling information
Town of Warwick recycling information
Free Cycle (type in Orange County NY) to list or seek free items
Go to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore to donate or find used building materials and furniture
Visit consignment shops
Carry reusable shopping bags
The Story of Stuff (video)
Use tap water rather than bottled water.