Replace your old refrigerator / freezer with a more climate friendly model.
If your refrigerator or freezer needs repairing and is over 15-years-old it is recommended to replace it. It might even be worth replacing if it is over 10 years old because Energy Star refrigerators use less energy, which not only helps the environment but saves you money as well.
Energy Star has a convenient “Flip Your Fridge” calculator to help you determine how much money and carbon emissions you can save by choosing a newer Energy Star model. For example, by switching out your 15-year-old fridge to a newer Energy Star model you can save over $200 and 445 lbs. of carbon*.
If you determine it is best for your household to purchase a new refrigerator or freezer, then be sure to check out the helpful tools on the Energy Star website, such as the Most Efficient Models of 2022 and the Rebate Finder based on your zip code.
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?