General Electric, which for decades has held one of the worst environmental reputations in the country, finally seems to be getting serious about cleaning up its act. Having dabbled in some of the more ridiculous green schemes ever perpetrated by a PR department, GE has made some promises recently that actually merit praise.
November 5, 2007
On Earth Day, Home Depot gave away one million energy efficient light bulbs to customers all over North America. The giveaway was a promotion for the hardware giants's Eco Options campaign, but it was also intended to sell the very idea of energy efficiency to customers who aren't accustomed to factoring it into their purchasing decisions. Since the success of the Eco Options campaign relies on creating more green consumers, Home Depot has a legitimate interest educating its customers about energy efficiency.
October 30, 2007
Ethical shopping is usually more about which products you buy than where you buy them, but EarthMoment.com hopes that the carbon credits it donates with every purchase will be enough to make you want to do your holiday shopping with them.
October 29, 2007
Energy Star, an EPA project designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of consumer electronics, has introduced The Energy Star Home Advisor, a virtual guide to green home improvement. Now consumers can go to the Energy Star website, enter information about their home and where they live, and receive specifically tailored advice on the cheapest, most effective ways that they can save on their energy bill and shrink their carbon footprints.
October 25, 2007
Can you save money and the enviroment if you wash your dishes by hand? Actually, no. But you'll need to follow certain rules--and keep in mind that not all dishwashers are created equal.
September 26, 2007