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National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month
Learn How to be Prepared at Work and at Home

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At Home

Save money by saving energy:

 

Conserve water and cut costs:

  • Install low-flow aerators on faucets and showerheads.
  • Get a smart, programmable irrigation system that only waters when needed.
  •  Replace lawns and other water-intensive landscaping with xeriscaping and drought-resistant plants.

 

Use sustainable energy:

 

Reduce emissions from food:

  • Reduce the amount of meat you consume.  A single cow emits the same amount of greenhouse gases in a year as a car driving 12,000 miles.
  • Compost your food scraps – when food goes to the landfill, it decomposes as methane, which is 29 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

 

Grow a healthy homes & family:

  • Select low, or no-volatile, organic compound paints and carpets when renovating or doing minor repairs.
  • Use green cleaning products to clean your home.
  • Ventilate your home regularly with outside air.
  • Ensure that your garage has adequate ventilation to remove vehicle exhaust to the outside.