About Green Riverside
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Green Tips

Going green is more important now than ever before. Use the tips below to find out how you can go green at home, school or work.

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Use reusable shopping bags.

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Ride a bike, walk, or use public transportation. More information at RTA's website.

energy efficient light bulb

Install energy efficiency measures throughout your home. See our rebate programs.

recyclable water bottle

Drink filtered tap water and use a recyclable water bottle.

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Compost your garbage; up to 60% of your waste is suitable for composting.

recycled products

Buy recycled products like paper, carpet, and tile.

water efficient toilet

Install water efficient fixtures like faucets and toilets.

weather based sprinkler

Install weather based irrigation controllers and native plants in your yard.

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Eat and buy local! Try to purchase foods and products grown or produced within 100 miles of where you live. You can start at one of Riverside Farmer's Markets.

non-toxic cleaning products

Look for non-toxic cleaning products - it's better for your family and the environment.

water based latex paint

Choose water based latex paints over solvent based paints when painting your home. Never use lead based paints.

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Reduce, recycle, reuse.

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If you have a furnace, fireplace or gas heater, have them serviced regularly to prevent deadly fumes and install a carbon monoxide detector.

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Ensure you have good ventilation and balanced humidity in your home to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, which can be harmful to your health.

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Make sure to recycle all electronics and batteries. You can check the CURE website for the nearest household hazardous waste drop off location.

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Shade your air conditioning condenser, but be careful not to block the flow of air to the unit.

Use heat-producing appliances like dishwashers, clothes dryers, and irons in the morning or after 8 p.m.

Air conditioning filter

Replace or clean air conditioning filters monthly or as needed to keep your system working optimally.

Thermostat

Set your thermostat to 78° on hot days, and 84° on days over 100°. Use room fans to feel even cooler.

Dishwasher

Wash full loads in your dishwasher to conserve water.

Keep drapes, blinds and shades closed to keep the sunís rays out of your home in warm weather.

Keep drapes, blinds and shades closed to keep the sun’s rays out of your home in warm weather.

Turn lights off in rooms that arenít being used.

Turn lights off in rooms that aren’t being used.

Set swimming pool filtering and sweeping equipment timers to avoid peak use hours from noon to 8 p.m.

Set swimming pool filtering and sweeping equipment timers to avoid peak use hours from noon to 8 p.m.

Conserve water by spreading mulch around plants and trees.

Conserve water by spreading mulch around plants and trees.

Green Spotlight
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Tune in each Monday at 6:30 p.m. on AM 590. The talk of the Inland Empire. Listen to previous shows.

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You can help Riverside become California’s Coolest City. Find out how.

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Find out about everything RPU is doing to ensure our water is safe.

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Get up to $25 when you plant shade trees in Riverside.

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Get your high efficiency sprinkler nozzles today and get a rebate.

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Riverside Public Utilities offers school programs for 4th and 5th graders.