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Check here for tips on smart water use, energy-saving cooling ideas, proper ways to dispose of cooking oils and other household wastes and much, much more. In the end, running a green household will save you money—and time. So, start now!

Aging Water Infrastructure

Water Value
Our Aging Water Infrastructure Over 1.5 million people in Hampton Roads are served by public water systems every day. As a regi [Read more]

Air Quality

Air Quality
Clean air is healthy air. The most widespread kinds of air pollution are ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot), but breathin [Read more]

Autos: Fuel Efficiency

Autos Fuel Efficiency
Put the brakes on fuel inefficiency. Using fuel more efficiently reduces our dependence on oil, saves money and reduces climate c [Read more]


Boost your battery sense! Many of our favorite gadgets rely on battery power, and many of the batteries we use are rechargeable ( [Read more]

Bay Star Homes Program

Clean Waterways Begin at Home! Small steps add up and start in the home. By making a few small adjustments to our daily habits in [Read more]

Car Care

Car Care
Grease monkey guidelines! Whether you just tinker around or oversee all your own maintenance, being a home car mechanic is a grea [Read more]

Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling
E-cycling: don't just toss out those old electronics. The latest and greatest electronic devices seem to be unveiled faster than [Read more]

Energy Saving & Cooling

Energy Saving Cooling
Keeping it cool! According to the EPA, the average home spends almost 20% of its utility bill on cooling. Increased energy produ [Read more]

Fats, Oils & Grease Disposal

Fats Oils Grease Disposal
Fat-free drains. There is FOG in the sewers --but it's not that misty stuff that fills the air.  The term "FOG" stands for fats, [Read more]

Fixing Leaks

Fixing Leaks
Is your home leaking money? Leaks average 10,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year --that's enough to fill a backyar [Read more]

Food Waste Disposal

Don't feed the garbage disposal! Using a garbage disposal seems to make mealtime clean-up a lot easier, but this kitchen catcha [Read more]

Healthy Drinking Water

Healthy Drinking Water
Clean water flows from your tap! We live in a world where more than a billion people are without access to safe, clean drinking w [Read more]

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste
Is your home a hazardous waste site? Whether it's a house or an apartment, maintaining a home requires lots of work: painting, cl [Read more]

Medication Disposal

Medication Disposal
A prescription for proper disposal of medicines. Wastewater treatment plants are designed to treat the water that goes down toile [Read more]

Plastic Bag Recycling

Give plastic bags and film a second chance! HR Green is excited to announce A Bag’s Life campaign and partnership with Keep V [Read more]

Recycling at Home

Recycling at home is one of the easiest ways to do something good for the environment without having to leave your own home! [Read more]

Reducing Paper Use

Reducing Paper Use
Prevent paper waste. According to the EPA, paper and paper board are the second most commonly recycled item – good job everyo [Read more]

Reusable Shopping Bags

Be a super hero shopper! Our shopping habits make a difference. Reusable bags are the super hero of bags, boasting an average l [Read more]

Smart Water Use: Indoor

Water conservation starts with just a drop in the bucket. Hampton Roads residents would be amazed by how much water they could [Read more]

Telephone Books & Junk Mail

Mailbox manners and phone book etiquette! According to Tree Hugger, "an estimated 650,000 tons of phone books are distributed t [Read more]


Landfills are not laundry baskets... When clothing is thrown away, it piles up in landfills, takes up valuable space and takes a [Read more]

Total Maximum Daily Load

Total Maximum Daily Load
The Chesapeake Bay Diet. You may be aware of cleanup efforts and pollution diets for the Chesapeake Bay. Total Maximum Daily Loa [Read more]

What Not To Flush

askHRgreen What not to Flush
Don’t use the toilet as a trash can! Your toilet is not a trash can. And if you use it as one, please reconsider! The sanitary [Read more]

Winterize Your Pipes

Be prepared to take the freeze out of winter. Freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your pipes during the winter season. The [Read more]