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Home Energy Do’s and Don’ts. Always turn off the TV when you leave a room. Which type of material takes up the most space in landfills?. paper. Use sponges instead of paper towels. Save all of your newspapers, cans, bottles for recycling.

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    1. Home Energy Do’s and Don’ts

    2. Always turn off the TV when you leave a room

    3. Which type of material takes up the most space in landfills?

    4. paper

    5. Use sponges instead of paper towels

    6. Save all of your newspapers, cans, bottles for recycling

    7. What is the number one item recycled in the United States?

    8. Aluminum

    9. Don’t leave the refrigerator door open. Decide what you want before you go to the refrigerator.

    10. Don’t leave the water running when brushing your teeth.

    11. What is the percent of energy used to heat water in the home?

    12. 30%

    13. Wash your dishes by hand if there is a small amount

    14. Use recyclable bags for shopping

    15. How many gallons of water is used in a five minute shower?

    16. 20 gallons

    17. Turn your garbage and yard waste into compost

    18. Use cloth diapers

    19. How many gallons of water is used to brush your teeth if water is ran continually?

    20. 2 – 5 gallons

    21. Use both sides of your paper when writing

    22. Turn off the lights when you leave a room

    23. How many pounds of garbage do Americans throw out daily?

    24. Over 500,000 tons daily

    25. Keep the heat at 68 degrees during the winter

    26. Keep the heat at 72 degrees during the summer

    27. How many disposable diapers are thrown out daily in the United States?

    28. 49 million

    29. Use more insulation around windows and doors

    30. Use washable cups and plates instead of paper ones

    31. Americans throw away enough trash every _____ to fill a house.

    32. Americans throw away enough trash every hour to fill a house.

    33. Plan meals for less wasted foods

    34. Buy products in containers that can be reused

    35. If you stacked every aluminum can Americans throw away in landfills in just 5 weeks it would reach the ___.

    36. If you stacked every aluminum can Americans throw away in landfills in just 5 weeks it would reach the moon_.

    37. Keep boxes for storage

    38. Save old towels for using as rags

    39. How many hours of TV can be watched with the energy saved by recycling one aluminum can?

    40. 4 hours

    41. Make one trip to town instead of many small trips

    42. Use a slow cooker instead of an oven

    43. How much of the world’s energy does the United States consume?

    44. 27%

    45. Use recyclable batteries

    46. Take a shower instead of a bath

    47. How much on the average does a clothes dryer cost to run for a year?

    48. $85.00

    49. Ride the bus instead of parents taking you to school