News : Green Tips: Bob's Clam Hut

Jul 31, 2012

Published in Seacoast Online

This week's Green Tips come from Kittery, Maine, staple Bob's Clam Hut.

1. Ask questions. Many businesses might have quite a few green options — you just might not know it.

2. Don't be afraid of the "Energy Saver" mode on your office or home air conditioner. It will keep your work spaces comfortable and use a lot less energy.

3. Know the difference between compost and trash. Lots of restaurants — including Bob's — have bins that are clearly labeled; however, many don't. Make sure you're disposing of your waste in the proper places. Thinking about starting home composting? Make sure you know what can be composted, and what's off-limits.

4. Recycle printer paper. Sometimes, you just have to print. If you set up a place for printed material that is no longer needed and print on the other side, it can make a huge difference in the amount of paper waste.

5. Google. There are hundreds of Web pages with green tips online, from home to school to all types of business. You'll be surprised at the ideas you'll find!

For information about Bob's, visit For more green tips, visit or the Green Alliance blog at