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Clean Air Day
by Renuka

In Canada, Clean Air Day is held on the first Wednesday in June. This year, Clean Air Day will be on June 2nd. This is a day to learn about and take action on keeping our air clean. Below are some actions you can take to help our environment. All of these actions will also help you to save money.

. Let dishes air-dry rather than using the dishwasher's drying cycle.

. Use energy-efficient lighting products such as compact fluorescent bulbs. They last 10 times longer and use 75% less energy than regular incandescent light bulbs

. Install low-flow showerheads and fix leaky or dripping faucets.

. Almost all of the energy used by clothes washers is for heating water. Only about 10 per cent or less is actually used by the electric motor that runs the machine. Use cold water whenever you can to improve your clothes washer's efficiency.

. Get rid of that old fridge! An inefficient refrigerator with an ill-fitting door can cost hundreds of dollars a year to operate. A new, more efficient refrigerator will consume less energy and provide many new features.

These ideas come from the website: Clean Air Day

Visit this website to get more information on what you can do to contribute to clean air and a healthy environment.


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