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Green Facts

  • Globe in Garbage Can - Think Before You Trash ItRecycling one ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, three cubic yards of landfill space, two barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity – enough energy to power the average US home for five months.
  • ENERGY STAR products helped US consumers save an estimated $14 billion on their utility bills. In addition to energy savings, there are rebates and federal tax credits available for some ENERGY STAR products. Click here to visit the ENERGY STAR website.
  • ENERGY STAR labeled CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, saving an average of $30 over the lifetime of each bulb.
  • A faucet that leaks one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water each year. A leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water every day.
  • General Electric implemented power management features on 75,000 of its computers, annually saving the company $2.5 million dollars and preventing 20,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. For step-by-step instructions on how to optimize the settings on your computer, visit the ENERGY STAR website.
  • A single computer monitor may contain 4 pounds of lead as well as other toxic heavy metals.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified lighting provides bright, warm light, but uses at least 2/3 less energy than standard lighting, generates 70 percent less heat and lasts up to ten times longer.