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Posted on: April 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] An Earth Day message from the Irvington Green Policy Task Force

Simple actions we can all do to help lower our environmental impact:

• Refuse. If you don’t need it, don’t buy it. If you do need it, buy a durable product.

• Reuse. Before you discard it, find another use for it, or give it to someone who will.

• Recycle. If you have to discard it, recycle it.

• Treat water as a valuable resource. Use efficient faucets and showerheads. Water your lawn in the early mornings.

• Use paper responsibly. Think before you print. Print double-sided. Print drafts on the back of waste paper. Reduce catalog subscriptions (

• Heat and cool your house with moderation.Heating and cooling accounts for about half your energy bill. Use a programmable thermostat. Set it for 68 degrees in the winter and 78 in the summer.

• Change your driving habits

o Drive less. Consolidate trips. Share rides. Carpool. Use mass transit. Walk.

o Join the Walking School Bus. If you and your student(s) would like to join morning walks to Main Street School and Main Street School everyThursday, please email Maura Gedid at

o Drive a fuel efficient car.

o Gentle acceleration and braking can improve fuel economy by up to 33% compared to rapid starts and stops.

o Watch your speed. A car uses 23% more fuel at 75 mph than it does at 55 mph.

• Eat less red meat. The production of 1 lb. of beef causes 4 times the greenhouse gas emissions of 1 lb. of chicken and 14 times that of 1 lb. of vegetable protein.

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