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[ 15 Resolutions You Can Cross Off Your List Today ]

The New Year is here, and what better way to celebrate than by doing some good! Whether you made resolutions or not, the start of a new year is a clean slate. You may not know what the next 12 months have in store, but you can guarantee that you jump-started 2013 on a positive note by accomplishing any (or all!) of the following eco-actions.

1. Keep the TV off. It’s the first week of the New Year, do you really want to waste it sitting in front of the television? We though not. You could get so much done today if you spend less time watching reruns — and you could cut down electricity usage too.

2. Make dinner tonight. Why waste the gas and money to go out for dinner, when you can make a nice, hot meal right at home? Go with local, organic ingredients to step it up a notch. Not only will you be saving money, and help out the local economy, you’ll have leftovers for later.

3. Take a shorter shower. In general, it’d be good to cut back on excess water usage. You can install low-flow showerheads and fix leaky faucets for other inexpensive and easy conservation moves, but if you shave a minute or two off of your shower today that’s a step in the right direction. Do that for a whole month and you could save 150 gallons of water and be one step closer to being a Water Sentinel.

Read the rest of the list from Sierra Magazine!

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