We’ve all heard the term “going green,” but what does that really mean? Here are some quick tips that will not make a significant impact on your daily life, but will work wonders for the planet and that’s what “going green” is all about.
— Go Paperless: Bills, subscriptions, advertisements, some stores even offer email receipts to be sent directly to you instead of printing them at the checkout. Any time there is a “paperless” option presented to you, opt in!
— Alternative Forms of Transportation: Walk, bike, bus or carpool. Try only driving your car when it is absolutely necessary. This will assist in reducing your carbon footprint and help you reach new health and fitness goals!
— Stop the Spam: If you receive spam mail, contact the companies and ask to be removed from their mailing list. Save countless tress and your valuable time from opening all that junk mail that goes directly into the recycling bin.
— Reusable Items: Ditch the plastic, one-time use bags, cups, utensils, etc. and invest in reusable ones. It may seem more expensive at first, but when you no longer have to purchase those paper plates and alike items you will start to see the savings.
— Meatless Mondays: Skipping meat just once or twice a week will save between 5,000 and 20,000 liters of water per 1kg of beef. Did you know 1kg of wheat only uses between 500 and 4,000 liters of water? That’s a big difference!
For questions or additional information, contact Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590 or visit the City of Turlock website at: www.CityofTurlock.org. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
The City’s Leaf Pick-Up Program is down to its last three weeks. Visit our website to find out when City staff will be in your neighborhood so you can make sure your excess leaves will be picked up. https://ci.turlock.ca.us/streetstraffic/leafpickupprogram/