energy star program

Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

It is good to know what your government is doing in regards to the state of the environment. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started a program called Energy Star in 1992. Energy Star is a voluntary organization that entreats companies who make electrical devices to include a special label on their products. In order…

Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Next year, clothes washers that are much more efficient than current appliances will be coming on the market. The new washers will have to use less water than those now on sale, and they also must be more energy efficient. As of July 1, 2009, manufacturers will have…

Home Energy Use: By the Numbers

Home Energy Use: By the Numbers

It’s easy for people like us TreeHuggers to sit back and say, “Follow our advice; be greener; it’s better.” We have good reasons for saying so — things like using less energy, reducing greenhouse gas output and lowering our individual and collective ecological footprint — but those are sometimes difficult to contextualize and put into…