This is taking things a bit farther than just old aluminum/tin can recycling, but it is just as easy. Find some type of a bins to place used bottles/jars and aluminum/tin cans in, and when you are getting ready to throw one away just put it in the bin. Once it fills up, take it down to the local recycle center.
You'd never imagine how much aluminum and plastic waste you have, until you start sorting it out. Just find a large bin to keep used plastic bottles/containers and aluminum/tin cans in, and when you are getting ready to throw one away, simply place it in the bin. It's that easy. Once you realize that a bin of plastic would just go sit in a landfill, instead of being recycled, it almost makes you sick.
This is a perfect chance for you to play with all those fancy knobs and dials you know nothing about on your dishwasher. There is usually a temperature setting on there, and if you turn it down, your hot water heater doesn't have to work overtime while you dishwasher is running. That way you don't have to run two appliances at once. If you hand wash, turn the hot water down - you aren't going to get out of this
No more lazy showers while water is wasting. Get in, get out. Seriously, water conservation is not played into your Green Groove goals as much as it should. This will be an excellent effort to keep water conservation in your green lifestyle.
Everyone is so concerned with their exorbitant cable/satellite bill, they often forget that the old boob tube actually uses quite a bit of electricity. Turn it off, and see what life is like without reality television.
It isn't going to make a mountain of energy savings, but it is a start. Remember, Green Groove is about education and awareness. This is a great start if you rely on a hair dryer every morning. This one could take some getting used to if you are peculiar about your hair, but who knows you may find the results surprisingly refreshing.
Come on, you don't want to be that guy/gal in the check-out lane loading up plastic/paper bags. Be cool and unique by putting your goods/groceries in your own custom bags. All the cool kids are doing it.
This one is too easy, and it makes our lives so much better. All you do is sit your friend down in front of a computer and go to www.dmachoice.org to get them on the list to stop receiving all that crap in the mail. In the long run they don't have to open all that mail just to throw it away, less chance of having somebody fill it out for them, and you both help make a greener earth.