Hey, I’ve been doing something green for over a year without realizing it! When I ordered my laptop computer last year I was so excited I walked around for several weeks saying “Dude, I’m getting a Dell!”. Now I’m excited because that Dell (which I love, BTW) uses less power than a desktop - on average about 50 watts versus 120.
Thank you to STYLE AT HOME magazine’s April 2008 issue for pointing that out.
An extra thank you goes to Style At Home for providing references to multiple websites that we can all use to research before we buy new electronic purchases and other consumer products.
If you’re interested in doing your part to support this type of green warfare, check out these links:
And don’t just trash your old electronics, look for recycling programs that will gladly take these items off your hands. As an example, my son’s daycare collects used ink cartridges and old cell phones. A recycling organization pays the daycare for these items and the money goes towards purchasing supplies and equipment and funding special activities for the kids who attend the daycare.
Here are some links for organizations and programs that handle donations and/or recycling of electronic equipment.
Alberta Recycling Management Authority
Computers for Schools
Electronics Product Stewardship Canada
Electronic Recycling Association
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
Don’t be surprised if I start telling everyone “Dude, my Dell is green!”.
For more simple green ideas please see the category ‘SGI - Simple Green Ideas‘.