Green Tips

The MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Green Team offers these green tips to help you lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle at work and at home:

  • When remodeling, consider using thermal-backed siding on the outside of your home to save fuel
  • Replace outside lights with motion sensor lights to save energy
  • Caulk and weather strip around doors and windows to prevent leakage
  • Change your incandescent bulbs to CFL [compact fluorescent lights]
  • Consider using an electric lawn mower
  • Set your thermostat higher in the summer and lower in the winter
  • Recycle paper, plastic, metal and glass
  • Use your discarded coffee grounds as fertilizer on azaleas and other acid-loving plants