07/28/2012 08:28 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2012

Home Security Tips: Green Ways To Prep Your Home Before Going On Vacation

From Earth911's Mary Mazzoni:

Heading off on a summer road trip, international adventure or family vacay this month? Don’t forget to prep your home before you hit the open road! To lend a helping hand, Earth911 compiled this simple checklist of things to do to save energy, water and waste while you’re out of the house.

List and captions courtesy of Earth911