Repairing Our World

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Repairing our world by repairing and maintaining the spaces we live in.

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Repairing Our World:

Repairing Our World A quick guide to preserving the environment, and your bank account, through maintenance of your living space.

Around the House:

Around the House Replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents can save you $30 on lighting costs over the life of the bulb Install low flow showerheads. You can save between 10% to 15% in water heating costs Install Low Flow Toilets: These can save up to 3.5 gallons of water per flush! Donate unwanted belongings, outdated appliances, or cabinets to those in need instead of filling up a landfill. Plus, you can get a tax write-off for your donation

Plumbing Repair:

Plumbing Repair Sometimes the smallest things can have a big impact A leaky faucet, dripping once every couple of seconds, can waste over 1000 gallons of water a year It’s also easy to check your home for leaks in other places: Turn off all your water using appliances Check your water meter dial Check back in 15 minutes If your dial has moved, you may have a leak! Do it yourself faucet repair guide: http://bit.ly/hcMr6b R epairing leaks in plumbing responsible for wasting 212 gallons of water monthly is great for you, and the environment!

Car Repair & Maintenance:

Car Repair & Maintenance Poor tire pressure can very quickly ruin your fuel efficiency, and it’s quick and easy to check A basic tire gauge runs about $4.00, and can end up saving you hundreds on gas = It adds up!

Growing Your Community:

Growing Your Community Get involved in community beautification projects created by organizations like GreenNYCHA and Green Home NYC , or start your own! If you live in an apartment or apartment complex, petition your landlord to install and upgrade to energy saving systems, like insulating roof materials and weather stripping New York’s biggest landlord, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), is stepping up repairs that should help reduce the city’s carbon footprint. This is in large part because of community members advocating for better service Massachusetts schools invested $300 million to upgrade roofs, boilers, and windows last year. Community members, working with administrators, can have a great influence

Resources:

Resources http://greenhomenyc.org / http:// www.mrhandyman.com/home-repair-tips/go-green.aspx http://greennycha.org / http ://summer0rain.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/21-ways-to-make-your-home-environmentally-friendly / http://www.eastharlemjournal.com/tax-payers-dollars-hard-at-work-in-nycha-hopefully / http:// home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/plumbing/how-to-do-faucet-repairs.htm http:// www.massschoolbuildings.org/sites/default/files/edit-contentfile/Build%20With%20Us/Prerequisites/Green%20Repair%20Program/Green_Repair_Program_Description_2_24_11.pdf

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