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Living Green
The City of Casselberry is committed to improving energy and water conservation by establishing and implementing effective resource management program. City of Casselberry wants to facilitate and encourage community members by providing educational green tips that help decrease environmental impacts.

Green Tips
  • Replace light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs: Change traditional lights for energy efficient lights such as CFL or LED. -Use sunlight when possible instead of artificial light.
  • Consolidate errands or Use alternative means of transportation: By adopting other means of transportation such as walking or using a bicycle such reduces the use of the vehicle. When you car pool with various people the amount of vehicles usually used is decreased to one vehicle used for car pooling. Group multiple trips into one by planning your driving route.
  • Take a second look: Turn off lights and unplug unused appliances when not in use before you leave your home. This helps to decrease the electricity consumption and bill.
  • Conserve Water: Keep Showers Short: Limit water use by taking shorter showers and not letting faucet run when brushing teeth. Only run washing machine or laundry with full loads
  • Reuse and Recycle: Buy permanent items instead of disposable. Buy and use only what you need. Buy products with less packaging. Utilize reusable grocery bags in order to decrease the use of plastic bags when possible. Start a recycling program at home by separating waste accordingly.
  • Change water heater setting: most water heaters come preset at 140 degrees, reduce the temperature to 120 it will help both energy and money.
  • Check thermostat: During winter set thermostat no higher than 68 degrees during the day and no lower than 58 during the night. Each degree you lower your thermostat reduces heating costs during winter by five to eight percent. During summer set thermostat no lower than 78. For each degree you raise during summer, you reduce costs five to eight percent.
  • Cookware size matters: Utilizing a big pan or pot on a small burner takes longer to heat and wastes more energy; instead utilize the right size pan on the correct size burner.
  • Consume local produce: Before buying a product think about how much it traveled; consider growing your own produce, or buying locally grown produce.
  • Plant a tree: Trees help decrease the amount of carbon dioxide in the air.

Want to request a recycling bin? Contact Public Works at the City of Casselberry 407-262-7725

GREEN QUICK LINKS:
Benchmark your Home’s energy by utilizing ENERGY STAR
    Home Energy Yardstick

Buildings: 
    Building & Plants

Green Building: 
    US Green Building Council
  
Green for KIDS:
    Environmental Kids Club 
    EPA Student Center 

Florida Solar Energy Center

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency 

Office Equipment

Daily Green Resources

St Johns River Water Management District


Daily Actions - Tips help encourage others to take steps to address climate change and its effects on children's health.


MyEnvironment -Search for a wide variety of environmental information based on your location.



WaterSense Tip - get a new tip on water efficiency each month and get more information from the WaterSense Web site.




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