Thursday, April 24, 2008

Did you know?

Most electronic devices continue to draw electricity even when turned off or left in "standby" mode. In fact, according to ENERGY STAR, the amount of electricity used nationally by idle equipment is roughly equal to the output of 17 power plants.

Lighting, refrigerators, heating and cooling are the biggest "energy hogs" in the typical California home. Not to be taken lightly are televisions, computers, office equipment and other small electronics and appliances, which add up to nearly one-third of the average home's electricity consumption. And while windows, doors, walls, attics and ducts do not use electricity, they can contribute significantly to heating and cooling costs if they are not properly caulked, sealed and insulated.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Take the ENERGY STAR pledge

Make the pledge and learn of other ways to change the world.
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Did you know? The typical household spends $1,900 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save up to 30% or more than $600 per year.




Happy Belated Earth Day

Do we really need a specific day to remind us to conserve and recycle our precious resources? I have the same opinion about Mother's Day and Father's Day, shouldn't you love them and treat them with the same respect everyday? Here is a great eco-wise and money-wise Earth Day tip that you can put into play all year long to reduce and help you live a eco-friendly lifestyle and reduce your environmental footprint.

Almost half of all direct mail catalogs are never opened, but each year nearly 62 million trees are destroyed and 28 billion gallons of water are used to produce them. Give yourself, your mail box and the environment a break and get off those mailing lists. Use toll-free numbers provided on junk mail to request that your name be removed from listings. Ask online retailers that you frequent send you their specials via email instead of printed mail. And contact your bank to receive statements online. Or register with the Direct Marketing Association to remove your name & address from lists.