FOOD, Field to Fork: How to Grow Sustainably, Shop Wisely,

Cook Nutritiously, and Eat Deliciously

by Anita M. Kobuszewski, MS, RD 

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Monday, September 17, 2012

FOOD, FIELD TO FORK overview 7:18 pm edt          Comments

HOW TO BE GREEN IN THE AUTUMN & BUY MADE IN THE USA
Autumn starts on September 22 (Saturday).
Here are some ideas to help you think “green” for the coming season. If you have an idea you don’t see listed below…share it with us.

· No pressure? Keep automobile tire air pressure properly inflated for better gas mileage. The correct pressure level is noted on the outer sidewall on each tire.

· Inspect it. Clean your furnace every year to help prevent fire hazards. Hire a professional furnace expert to safety inspect your furnace annually. Always clean out or replace filters as needed to get maximum equipment performance.

· Clean and clear. Keep areas around vents, registers on the floor, baseboard heats and radiators clear and clean for optimal air flow.

· Shut it up. Close up window air conditioners to keep cold air from seeping in from the outdoors. Caulk leaky areas as needed.

· Get behind it. Clean behind and around all major appliances (e.g., washer, dryer, refrigerator, and freezer). For appliances with compressors -- vacuum any excess dust off compressor coils for maximum efficiency. Always clean out or replace filters as needed to get maximum equipment performance.

· Caulk it. Caulk around drafty window and doors to prevent/reduce heat loss. A rolled up towel or rug can also help block out drafts that seep in at the base or bottom of a closed door.

· Wrap it. Remember to keep your water heater wrapped in an insulating blanket to save energy if it’s an older model. For more on this topic go to http://www.engext.ksu.edu/henergy/lighting/water.asp#blanket.

· Reverse it. Make sure the blades are turning clockwise to push the warm air upward. This will keep the warm air circulating in the room.

Reference: The ideas listed above were adapted from some of those found at http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/2009/09/20-green-tips-for-fall.html. Accessed 9/17/12.

BUY MADE IN THE USA!

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