No matter what you are in the market for, the ENERGY STAR website is a great resource offering energy saving facts, rebate information, and product finders. Below are some highlights from the ENERGY STAR website electronics section to help inform your shopping and lifestyle:
If you use a Digital Media Player (DMP) to stream content to your TV, ENERGY STAR certified DMPs are 45% more efficient than ones that aren’t certified. In addition, they are 4 times more energy efficient than a traditional cable/satellite box, 11 times more efficient than streaming from a computer, and 15 times more efficient than streaming from a game console.
Did you know that there are almost as many TVs in the US as people? ENERGY STAR certified TVs use about 25% less energy than non-certified.
If you do replace your electronics with more efficient options, be sure to properly recycle all electronics to remove them from the electric grid. Earth 911 offers a recycling database that covers North American recylcing locations so you can find one that is near your home.
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
At 7th Generation Advisors we
are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and
clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet.
Will you join us?