Radd said• I try to reuse rather than recycle
• When I can't reuse, then I recycle
• I pick up recyclable trash off the sidewalk. (I always have a bag in my back pocket for picking up my dog's poop so this is an easy thing for me to do.)
• I change my oil by how my oil looks.....not every 2000 miles. Sometimes I can go much longer.
• I drive a hybrid
• I Hypermile
• I allow my dog to poop in non-pedestrian areas without picking it up.
• I buy used items from thrift stores often
• I switched to LED in my business and home
• I turn off light switches in public places like my gym when no one is in there, especially restrooms.
There are tons of things I do without even thinking about it anymore that I can't even think of right now. The thing I feel most guilty about is not always recycling glass. My city doesn't recycle glass so I take it to the glass blowing department at a local university, but often times I end up putting it in the trash because it's such a chore to carry it across town.
"I turn off light switches in public places like my gym when no one is in there, especially restrooms"
I drive folks crazy with doing this. I had someone jokingly (I hope) call me the "light nazi"
"I switched to LED in my business and home"
I've only got a couple months' worth of bills so far, but according the the summary from the electric company, I'm doing less than half the usage as my neighbors. Cost me $400 or $500 in bulbs though. I'll likely never recoup that in savings, but at least I feel less guilty about usage.
I still prefer to drive a big V8, in fact all of my cars are rather large V8s, so I plan my trips very carefully to as get everything done in one trip. My office is in my home so I don't have a daily commute.