The Boston Globe has compiled a list of 84 ways for you to help the planet -- of course, we were most interested in the 30 or so that address things we can do in our home.
Some tips were obvious (recycle); others were a little less mainstream (pass on particleboard); and some were even a little controversial.
Their advice on the dishwasher debate? Use it. Really? No matter what? That appears to be their advice:
The average energy-efficient dishwasher uses just 4 gallons per cycle, saving as much as 5,000 gallons of water per year compared with hand washing, as well as $40 in energy costs and 230 hours of washing time, according to the EPA.
The rest of the tips hit and miss, but there are enough interesting factoids to make the article worth a quick read.
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