Hello There!

EcoChange.org is my effort to share what I continue to learn about sustainable companies, organizations, products, resources, and practices. I hope you find this site informative, practical, and useful. 95% of the revenue generated from this site is donated to Kiva.org. The remaining 5% is used to host this site on this "series of tubes" some call the internet ;)

-Ed

1.06.2012

Electricity



Switch out inefficient bulbs in your residence with Compact Florescent light bulbs. (CFL's) You'll save on your electricity bill. Some models & reasonable prices for CFL's are at Efi.org.

The most efficient bulbs are LED-based bulbs. They last up to 100 times longer and consume a 1/10 of the energy of incandescents. Also, you can choose your home's electricity supplier, find out what your alternative electricity options are at green-e.org

Turn off unused electronics during the day, don't leave your computer running at home while your at work, unplug everything!

Turn your lights off from room to room, don't leave lights on in rooms you aren't using. If you are cleaning, only have the lights on in the rooms you are working in.



"Plug into the Sun!
"
Portable Solar Charger for your cell phone, iPod, digital camera, etc. Solio.com














Recycle your old cell phones, computers, printers(Lexmark offers a free reclaiming/recycling program for their old printers), and electronics equipment, do NOT just throw them away, donate them to charity. 

Use Freecycle.org. If you donate your old electronics you can write it off. The rapid technology upgrading is causing old dated electronics to pile up in landfills. Old CRT computer monitors are especially bad, because they contain mercury and a slew of other bad chemicals that are seeping into the ground water.



 

Use Smart Strips, many electronics continue to draw power, up to 4 kilowatts per day, even when turned off! Autoswitching power strips like Smart Strips can help. 


Plug your PC into the strips's main socket, and accessories into the other sockets. The peripherals shut down completely when the primary appliance is switched off smartstrip.net









Collect dead batteries(aaa, aa, 9volt, c, d, brick batteries, etc.) in a container and then recycle them! 


Take them to radio shack, ikea, home depot, find a place that's most convenient for you. 



Then replace them with/and start using rechargeable batteries, my favorite brand is energizer rechargeable nickel-metal hydrides
Get a charger and stock up! 



You'll be surprised how many batteries you actually use! They are just like lightbulbs, you think you are using like maybe a dozen or so, when in reality its probably closer to 50!

30 comments:

  1. I read this article, it is really informative one. Your way of writing and making things clear is very impressible. Thanking you for such an informative article. How Do I Monitor My Commercial Electricity Service

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is therefore more advantageous to use solar panels as a saving plan and to create a sense of fairness since those in power tend to take advantage and use their positions to embezzle funds. Zonnepanelen kopen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cool stuff you have got and you keep update all of us. try this out

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it. 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  5. Someone Sometimes with visits your blog regularly and recommended it in my experience to read as well. The way of writing is excellent and also the content is top-notch. Thanks for that insight you provide the readers! 메이저사이트

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great post, you have pointed out some fantastic points , I likewise think this s a very wonderful website. click here

    ReplyDelete
  7. Someone Sometimes with visits your blog regularly and recommended it in my experience to read as well. The way of writing is excellent and also the content is top-notch. Thanks for that insight you provide the readers! 토토커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  8. Here at BUY Packaging Boxes, we specialize in Custom Packaging Boxes<a href="http://www.buypackagingboxes.co.uk/product/custom-eyeliner-boxes/http://www.buypackagingboxes.co.uk/product/custom-eyeliner-boxes/</a>

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pretty good post. I have just stumbled upon your blog and enjoyed reading your blog posts very much. I am looking for new posts to get more precious info. Big thanks for the useful info. 릴게임

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi there! Nice post! Please tell us when I will see a follow up! 먹튀검증커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi there! Nice post! Please tell us when I will see a follow up! 먹튀검증

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks a lot for sharing this excellent info! I am looking forward to seeing more posts by you as soon as possible! I have judged that you do not compromise on quality. 88카

    ReplyDelete
  13. Keep up the good work , I read few posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is very interesting and has sets of fantastic information. 먹튀검증

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is very educational content and written well for a change. It's nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post.! 토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  15. As a seller of legal steroids, you can buy Crazy Bulk products, explore stacks and finally get the body you’ve always wanted tafsir ahlam

    ReplyDelete
  16. Shipping from China to Us Thanks for posting this info. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts. Shipping from China to Usa

    ReplyDelete
  17. This was really an interesting topic and I kinda agree with what you have mentioned here! 대전마사지

    ReplyDelete
  18. Liposuction should never be considered an alternative to a healthy lifestyle, it is one of the steps that can get you to a better version of yourself through fat reduction. jowls

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work. 현금바둑이

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is also a very good post which I really
    enjoyed reading. It is not every day that I have the possibility to see
    something like this.. interpretation of the dream

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely helpful for me. https://www.goshlife.com/powertresses-hair-serum.html

    ReplyDelete

  22. This is also a very good post which I really
    enjoyed reading. It is not every day that I have the possibility to see
    something like this.. Hero Academia Manga

    ReplyDelete
  23. I invite you to the page where you can take a gander at with stunning information on relative subjects. https://visualaidscentre.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is relentlessly major, offering little appreciation to monster towards all around snap this bungling backlink: https://www.buyyoutubeviewsindia.in/youtube-marketing/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work. https://sites.google.com/view/buy-twitch-followers/

    ReplyDelete