1. Buying a product labeled “organic”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the term “organic,” so it can’t be used simply as a marketing ploy. Organic products must be “produced without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, irradiation, or bioengineering.”
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2. Buying a product labeled “natural”
3. Replacing old, drafty windows with new ones
4. Installing solar-powered attic fans
5. Installing a geothermal system
6. Replacing inefficient incandescent bulbs with CFLS
7. Throwing away a 20-year-old refrigerator that still works
8. Using recycled rubber mulch in your garden
9. Installing a tankless water heater
10. Installing a white roof