Use mulch to help decompose nutrients to enrich the soil and improve the overall soil quality.
Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.
Recycle indoor water outdoors: wash your fruits and vegetables over a bucket and use it to water plants.
When giving kids a bath fill the bathtub halfway or less to save at least 12 gallons per person.
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