In spite of the cold weather, "Be Cool" Go Green!
Here are some simple ideas that will help the environment and might actually save you money.
For home renovations, go to www.environmentalhomecenter.com, where you can purchase green building materials such as paint, countertops, flooring, cleaning supplies, etc. The www.thegreenguide.com has useful, practical everyday living information.
Recycle according to your building's guidelines.
- Upgrade appliances. Modern appliances are more efficient than older ones.
chargers and appliances such as VCR or a coffee maker when you're not
using them. Believe it or not, left plugged, these appliances take up
energy. You'll actually save on your electric bill. And when buying
appliances, look for the "Energy Star" label.
- Switch to a green energy provider: http://www.askpsc.com/ or call 866-GRN-POWR
Switch to ENERGY-STAR - qualified compact flouresent light bulbs (CFLs)
- Bring a cloth or canvas bag to the supermarket
- Switch to paperless bank statements
unwanted electronics, computers monitors and printers through one of
the retailer or manufacturer-sponsored, take-back programs below. Since July 2009 NYC law requires all electronics manufacturers
to adopt e-recycling programs.
Courtesy of:Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran GroupÂ©Mitchell Hall 2010