Want to lower your carbon footprint? Ride your bike! May 11-15 was National Bike to Work Week and today was ‘Bike to Work’ Day. To take part, many Small Dog employees either rode their bicycles to work or carpooled if the distance was too great.

Visit the League of American Bicyclists for more information.

Weren’t able to do that today? May is National Bike Month, so do the planet a favor and make plans to ride your bicycle any time this month! Even if that’s not an option, here are some other things you can do to ‘green up’:

  • Use a water bottle and refill it It’s great to avoid bottled water all together; just this week, Small Dog replaced the multi-gallon jugs of water with a water purifier that filters the water coming in. It will save us hundreds of dollars in the long-run, in addition to using less plastic and gas to transport the jugs.
  • Compost! Don’t throw food away! Let it biodegrade instead. There are some great options to store the material in (think eggs, lettuce, coffee grinds, etc.) that have a carbon filter built-in to keep it from getting smelly.
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs. ENERGY STAR notes that a “qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. It uses 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.”
  • Turn off computers and surge protectors when not in use.

For more information, click below.

Thanks to Divine Caroline and Planet Green for the tips!

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