Take the Pledge to be Green

SustainableEHC offers these tips for living green and ensuring a sustainable future for all residents:

  • Recycle every two weeks according to the ACUA pick up schedule for EHC. Remember to recycle cereal boxes and all cans, bottles  junk mail and newspapers. 
  • Reduce waste by purchasing products with less packaging.
  • Avoid using plastic bags. Put some reusable bags in your car for when you go shopping. 
  • Recycle electronics at the Highway Garage.
  • Switch to LED lightbulbs  to save energy and money. They last 10 times as long as CFLs, and use a lot less energy.
  • Purchase  a setback thermostat to save money on your heating bill.
  • Don’t put anything down the storm drains, except rainwater. Avoid products with microbeads that enter the food chain when they are injected by fish in the ocean.
  • Eat locally sourced food products that support local farmers and save money and energy on transporting products to market.
  • Plant native plant species and those that attract butterflies, bees and wildlife.
  • Plant trees for shade, to clean the air, and beautify your neighborhood. Plant native species.
  • Pick up after your pets. It's the law. Dispose of pet waste properly, especially when visiting the city’s public parks. 
  • Rise Above Plastics . Learn more here.
  • Join our green team to learn more about how you can become part of the solution.