Earth Day April 22nd

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Page Realty

We only have one Earth, so lets take care of our home each and everyday.

Here are some common sense remedies that we often overlook in our busy lives. 

Save energy

  • Use the Energy Star program (http://www.energystar.gov) to find energy efficient products for your home. The right choices can save families about 30% ($400 a year) while reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. ENERGY STAR is the government backed symbol for energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to know which products to buy without sacrificing features, style or comfort that today's consumers expect.
  • Turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room.
  • Use the microwave to cook small meals. (It uses less power than an oven.)
  • Purchase "Green Power" for your home's electricity. (Contact your power supplier to see where and if it is available.)
  • Have leaky air conditioning and refrigeration systems repaired.
  • Cut back on air conditioning and heating use if you can.
  • Insulate your home, water heater and pipes.
  • Keep in mind that every trip adds to air pollution. Learn more at It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air (http://www.italladdsup.gov).
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with Energy Star qualified Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL). If every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with a CFL, it would prevent enough pollution to equal removing one million cars from the road. (http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls)

Comments (3)

Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Earth hour on March 29th was one of the best days this year for me.  Not only did I turn off the electricity, but I turned off the circuit breakers... and spend one hour with my son... no computers, video games, play stations etc. 

Hopefully, we can do more of the same on Earth Day.  I already recycle, have had my home checked for leaks, along with my A/C.   I need to find new ways to go green... any thoughts I am open too.

 

 

Apr 17, 2008 01:27 PM
Bo Buchanan
Kettley Realtors - Oswego, IL

Friday, April 18th & 19th are also National CITO day - called Cache In, Trash Out.  If you're a geocacher - time to pick up trash in a park the same day you go gecaching!

Apr 17, 2008 01:35 PM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the list, great reminder.  Have a nice day.  Michael A. Caruso

Apr 17, 2008 02:02 PM