1.) Use a pressure cooker: they can take up to 70%less time and less energy to cook a full meal, including soup, pot roast,chili, chicken, corn bread, even desserts.
2.) Microwave instead of ovens: they use less energycompared to toaster ovens and even less compared to conventional ovens. Theycan cook more varieties then you think, including full meals and desserts.
3.) Turn downthe water heater: adjusting the heater to 120 degrees or so can save you up to10% in water heating costs.
4.) Use a low flow showerhead: one of these can costas low as $5. You can save 25 to 60% less water in the shower.
5.) Unsulation: Although there is a high upfront costs, you will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but will also be saving on energy bills over time.