GREEN
06/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Go Green, Easy Energy Saving Tips For Your Home

These are six small changes to add to your daily routine which prove that without much effort at all you can go green!

Every little degree counts. By placing the thermostat one degree higher in the summer and one degree lower in winter, you will be saving energy and the temperature change won't be noticeable to you. If you feel a light draft in the air put on a sweater.

These shoes were made for walking. Next time you visit your neighbor's house, why not walk the two blocks instead of driving (especially with where gas prices are today).

Electrify your mind. Before leaving the house do a quick light check and make sure the lights are not left on wastefully. Also, ensure that you set your outside lights to come on only at sun down.

Let the sun shine in. You'll use much less electric light if you open the blinds and curtains during the day. If you live in an area that doesn't receive much sunlight, choose to buy compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Don't waste a drop. When brushing your teeth, don't let the water run consistently. Only turn it on when you wet your toothbrush and when you spit!

Be paper picky. You can choose what to use. Limit the amount of paper cups and paper plates you use, especially when you are at home and only use the type you can recycle. You can clean and be green by using recycled paper towels that are Green Seal Certified. You'll create less waste altogether if you use a fabric cloth or old sock when you are cleaning.

These six tips show that lowering your eco-footprint doesn't require huge steps!