Category Archives: Green Guide

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

0 lbs CO2 Per Year $0 Savings Per Year Short Description Use products low in chemicals to avoid toxic contamination within your home. Long Description Using Eco-Friendly cleaning products will reduce toxins around your home, and help you to create a healthier living atmosphere. The best eco-friendly cleaning products are probably already in your pantry.… Continue Reading

Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum Cleaners   What to Look For   Vacuuming regularly will do wonders to improve indoor air quality and reduce the tiny pollutants that trigger allergies and asthma. The most common offending particles are microscopic, measured in microns (.0004 inches). They range from fine particulates, such as tobacco smoke (0.1 to 1 micron) and cat… Continue Reading

Dishwashers

Dishwashers The upfront costs of some highly efficient dishwashers can be daunting, but while all appliances designed for efficiency cost more, the long-term savings are significant. They can reduce total water use by one-third, which translates to an annual savings of $95. The following are basic criteria to use when choosing a new unit: Energy… Continue Reading

Air Purifiers

Air Purifiers Americans spend 90 percent of their time inside, where air typically contains two to five times more pollutants than the outdoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Because of all our indoor air quality problems, the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as a high-priority public health risk.   For the purposes… Continue Reading

Air Conditioners

Air Conditioners If your current air conditioner is more than eight years old, it’s time for a new one. Over the life of the product, the amount you’ll save in energy bills will more than likely exceed the cost of the new unit. An added bonus: for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity you save,… Continue Reading

Men’s & Women’s & Children’s Clothing

When shopping for clothing, choosing natural, organic and recycled materials is your best bet. Organic Cotton: Each 100 percent organic-cotton T-shirt that you purchase saves a third of a pound of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that are used to grow the same amount of cotton in a conventional T-shirt. Organic color-grown cotton offers an eco-friendly… Continue Reading

Jewelry

Jewelry Environmentally sound options for brand-new jewelry may not be available at your corner jewelry store, but fortunately, there are a number of companies with high ethical standards that allow you to shop with the assurance that your new accessories come with an earth- and people-friendly bill of health. Materials Antique, vintage or pre-owned (usually… Continue Reading

Footwear

Footwear Shoes contain an array of synthetic, petroleum-derived materials, ranging from polyurethane to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the manufacture of which releases carcinogenic dioxin into the atmosphere. Also problematic are the harmful glues and, in the case of leather, tanning agents to which factory workers are exposed. When you’re buying new shoes, try to find those… Continue Reading

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