Sustainability Tips for You!

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Find sustainability tips to pursue using TripleWin’s interactive Digital Cards Interface. Sort sustainability cards by impact category, value driver, size of environmental impact, and level of difficulty to implement measures. Customize your set of sustainability actions to take.
Home Choices
Level of Impact: 2, 3
Level of Difficulty: 2, 3
Sustainable Home Choices
When remodeling an existing home, pursue deconstruction (not demolition).
When remodeling an existing home, pursue deconstruction (not demolition).
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Deconstruction = the dismantling of a structure that enables material reuse.
Up to 70% of home materials can be recycled (avoiding landfill). Up to 25% of materials can be reused (with financial value).
Cost Saving
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Property Choices
Level of Impact: 1
Level of Difficulty: 1
Sustainable Property Choices
Avoid synthetic chemical use in home.
Avoid synthetic chemical use in home.
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Supports better indoor air quality. Safeguards pollution entering land and water sources.
Minimizes ozone depletion.
Community
Environment
Healthier Life
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Waste Choices
Level of Impact: 2
Level of Difficulty: 2
Sustainable Waste Choices
Properly dispose of hazmats that are recyclable.
Properly dispose of hazmats that are recyclable.
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Hazmats = Hazardous Materials: batteries, HID & fluorescent lightbulbs, plastic #6, blades, computers, personal electronics, window A/C units, TVs.
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Transport Choices
Level of Impact: 3
Level of Difficulty: 2
Sustainable Transport Choices
Reduce personal airplane travel by one flight per year.
Reduce personal airplane travel by one flight per year.
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Domestic flight GHG emissions = 254 grams per passenger.
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Material Choices
Level of Impact: 1
Level of Difficulty: 1
Sustainable Material Choices
Use reusable cellulose-based Swedish paper towels.
Use reusable cellulose-based Swedish paper towels.
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Cellulose = an insoluble substance made from plant and vegetable fibers.
This alternative to paper towels is super absorbent and versatile; lasts 10-12 months, is compostable, and saves hundreds of dollars by not buying rolls of paper towels.
Cost Saving
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Energy Choices
Level of Impact: 3
Level of Difficulty: 3
Sustainable Energy Choices
Install geothermal system for home electricity.
Install geothermal system for home electricity.
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Geothermal energy is energy extracted from the earth.
No GHG emissions emitted. Total energy savings can reach up to 80% annually.
Community
Cost Saving
Environment
Healthier Life
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Water Choices
Level of Impact: 2
Level of Difficulty: 3
Sustainable Water Choices
Install water-efficient toilets, showerheads and faucets.
Install water-efficient toilets, showerheads and faucets.
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Look for Water Sense certified products with efficient water flows.
Community
Cost Saving
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Food Choices
Level of Impact: 1, 2
Level of Difficulty: 1
Sustainable Food Choices
Buy and eat only seasonally-grown food.
Buy and eat only seasonally-grown food.
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More nutritionally dense, requires little to no chemical 'ripening agents', tastes better, low transportation carbon emissions.
Community
Environment
Healthier Life
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