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No More Cluttered Printing!
Posted January 25, 2012
If you’ve ever tried printing a webpage, you may have encountered troubles with cluttered graphics and unnecessary page lines, costing you both extra ink and paper. A new program actually does the formatting for you: PrintEco, a green-conscious program, compresses web pages and office documents into shorter, printer-friendly versions. This of course greens the process for you by decreasing your page count.
This eco-friendly program reduces printing costs by up to 17% and plugs in easily to Internet Explorer, Firefox, and all of Microsoft Office. You can see an example of PrintEco at work here.
Posted January 23, 2012
A Sony PS3 uses five times more energy than a refrigerator when running. Estimates are that if you leave the game console on all the time, it will cost you nearly $250 per year.
Posted January 20, 2012
Gasoline's Cleaner Little Brother
Posted January 18, 2012
The LA Auto Show has recently named the Natural Gas Honda Civic the 2012 Green Car of the Year. This is the first natural gas vehicle commercially produced in the U.S. The car runs on cleaner fuel that produces 80% fewer emissions than regular gasoline while costing 30% less!
Though natural gas cars are not yet the trend, natural gas stations (also known as CNG stations) are much easier to find than you may expect. CNGLocator is one site that can help you locate your nearest CNG source.
You can also learn more about how natural gas works here.
Posted January 17, 2012
Replacing one traditional light bulb with an Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulb could save the atmosphere from the emissions of 800,000 cars! It also could save more than $600,000,000 in annual energy costs.
Posted January 13, 2012
Weekly green trivia brought to you by our NY receptionist Nikki and Earth Share:
According to Energy Star, if every American replaced one traditional light bulb with an Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulb, it would be the equivalent to removing the greenhouse gases of how many cars?
(A) 10,000 cars
(B) 55,000 cars
(C) 800,000 cars
(D) 1,000,000 cars
Good luck, and let me see your guesses!
New England's Green Shift
Posted January 11, 2012
Sometimes an economic recession produces unexpected benefits to the environment. This year, The Builders Association of Connecticut's House of the Year is no mansion at all; in fact, this 1,600 square foot 3 bedroom home boasts a somewhat modest price tag of $220,000. What sets it apart is its improved insulation, making it 54% more efficient than homes of the same size!
Builders such as the Mystic River Building Company are now focusing on energy-efficiency to distinguish their new homes from the used housing market, a new building trend in the New England state. You can find green houses for sale in your local area at Listed Green!
Disposable Dishes and Bowls made from Leaves?
Posted January 04, 2012
That’s right; Verterra is offering disposable plates made entirely from fallen leaves and water.This makes them 100% compostable, sustainable, and eco-friendly. Instead of buying paper or plastic plates, consider checking out this cheap, unique, and stylish new environmental option for your home or business.
Compared to everyday Dixie paper plates, Verterra’s cost per plate is only 40 cents higher. While Verterra’s options may have a slightly higher up front cost, they are still under a dollar each and most importantly, reusable!