Share Your Eco Tips


ECO's Top 10 Tips! At home, at school and at work. Make a difference in your corner of the world.

Use this tips form to share your Eco Tips. Submissions will be reviewed and posted on the site using only your first name, city and state.


At Home


  • Purchase things with less packaging.
  • Purchase things in bulk quantities ex. one large box of breakfast cereal instead of two small boxes.
  • Purchase durable items that will last you a long time ex. rechargeable battery.
  • Purchase refillable items ex. dish washing liquid.
  • Bring a shopping bag while shopping instead of requesting for plastic or paper bags.
  • Use one strong bulb instead of a few low-wattage ones.
  • Use cloth instead of paper tissue for cleaning.
  • Turn off the water tap promptly.
  • Check for dripping taps and inspect taps and pipes to prevent water leakage.
  • Take a shower instead of a bath.


At School


  • Purchase more durable devices and items ex. plastic folders instead of paper folders.
  • Purchase refillable items ex. mechanical pencils and refillable pens.
  • Pin notices on notice boards instead of making copies to distribute.
  • Use refillable soap and drinks dispensers instead of providing individual packets.
  • Use both sides of paper for writing, calculations and problem solving etc.
  • Donate old story books to the school library.
  • Set up a recycling program in school.
  • Purchase and use recycled products.
  • Turn lights off when not in use.
  • Purchase recycled or green products when possible.


At Work


  • Use less disposable items ex. polystyrene and paper cups and plates.
  • Bring your own cutlery and coffee mug.
  • Participate in recycling program/s.
  • Make a few copies of a document to share instead of making one copy for each individual.
  • Circulate written or printed memos.
  • Use electronic mail to communicate or to send messages.
  • Subscribe to electronic mailing whenever possible.
  • Proofread documents on screen before printing.
  • Instead of using sticker labels, print addresses directly onto envelopes or use window envelopes to reduce duplicate printing of address.
  • Print on both sides of paper.