Schools all over the nation are teaching the value of conserving and planting trees, recycling, and conserving energy. Which is awesome, but sometimes adults don’t get all the information that the younger members of our family get. So here are a few links to help you educate yourself on your global footprint and the things you can do to help reduce it:
Here you can find GE’s Calculator that estimates savings with Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (or CFLs) – CFLs use up to 75% less energy than an incandescent bulb and last 10 times longer! GE’s Calculator estimates that if you replace just 6 traditional 60watt bulbs and 6 traditional 100watt bulbs, you’ll save about $100 per year, and nearly $600 over the life of the bulbs! That’s a positive impact on your wallet and on the environment!
And now that you know how much you can save with CFLs, you should know that 1000bulbs.com is offering 10% off ALL CFL bulbs until April 24th!
Sears has a livegreener interactive tool that will help you shop by room for green things, give you tips by climate zone, and a special tab for kids!
The Environmental Protection Agency has a very government-looking carbon footprint calculator.
You can be environmentally conscious by recycling your old electronics with Best Buy’s recycling program. They will accept:
- Two items per household per day.
- Nearly everything electronic, including TVs, computers, DVD players, monitors, or cell phones.
- Best Buy charges $10 for TVs under 32″, CRTs, monitors and laptops. But you receive a $10 Best Buy gift card.
- Desktop or laptop computers with the hard drive removed
Check out the wide selection of Eco-Friendly products at Target.comfor smart, affordable solutions.
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