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Monday, December 31, 2007

The Year in Green

I read all types of energy awareness literature almost daily. It is encouraging to watch the country slowly becoming aware of conservation. The simple truth is by buying green from EnergyStar washers to compact fluorescent bulbs you will save money and help the environment at the same time.

Consider a couple of simple factoids:

Recycling 1 can will produce enough energy to light a bulb for 20 hours

Just 1 ton of recycled paper will save 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water..

At Yale alone, we have sold 3,141 number of front load washers, instead of the more conventional washers in 2007

Assuming 7 loads a week, the environmental savings are:

25 gallons per wash x 7 x 3141 = 549,675 gallons saved per year

210 kilowatts saved per machine per year x 3141= 659,610 kilowatts saved

We could add another 40% savings because EnergyStar washers are much larger. Yale is just one store...Imagine how much we could all save by deciding in the new year to be more conservation minded?

Everyone wins....My final thought for 2007

Happy New Year

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