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Save energy

Use more energy-efficient products in your home, business, and place of worship. Walk, bicycle, carpool or bus more. Purchase more energy-efficient vehicles. Use the sun and wind to dry your laundry instead of gas or electric clothes dryers. Advocate for renewable energy sources so that we can lessen our dependence on less environmentally friendly technologies.

Less carbon dioxide, coal, mercury and other toxic emissions from fossil-burning vehicles, power plants, and household products means cleaner air, water, and soil. Fewer hydroelectric dams and nuclear power plants means rivers that can run free again. If everyone took simple steps to conserve, it would add up to a major savings.

For ideas, go online to www.epa.gov/cleanenergy and www.fresh-energy.org.

J. Drake Hamilton
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