Tip of the Week

Looking for easy ways to help the environment and your pocketbook? Make sure your dishwasher and clothes washer are full when you use them and wash items on the coldest setting when possible. You can save water, electricity, time, your septic system, and money! Rainer Stamminger and his colleagues at the University of Bonn in Germany found that washing dishes by machine used only half the energy, one-sixth of the water, and less soap than washing by hand.