TreeHugger Tip: Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe on Flipping the Switch

While Mike Rowe’s tip was nothing dirty, compared to his downright dirty job as host of the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, he does bring us back to the basics of living green. His show explores work beyond the monotony of the 9 to 5 and takes his viewers into the world of cleaning up toxic bird poop to the artificial insemination of a horse.

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"Call me a traditionalist I say when you walk out of a room you turn off the lights. When you walk out of a room you close the door. Don’t accelerate too quickly. Don’t break too quickly. Use the carpool lane. Say please. That won’t save energy but it will make people like you more."

Mike simultaneously reminds us of the importance of saying please and brings us back to the basics with his tip on flipping the switch. While many of the TreeHugger readers probably already know these tips, these are good tips to share with your friends and family who aren't living as "green" as they could be!

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