Everyone knows that traditional wall outlet chargers for cell phones and rechargeable electronic devices use phantom power. In other words, even when the device is not plugged in to the charger, if the charger is still plugged in to the wall, it is still using power while you are out doing your thing. Many experts advise unplugging your device chargers when not in use, but this can be inconvenient.
If you are connected to a municipal water supply, using less means paying less. If you are using a private well, conserving water prolongs the life of your well. Either way, our planet is running out of clean water and all of us must look carefully at our water usage.
Petropolis, Brazil, a small town 45 miles (65km) from Rio de Janeiro, is a tourist hot spot that has turned its human sewage problem into a solution for clean energy. The town has built more than 80 bio-digesting units designed to capture the methane gas and carbon dioxide released by sewage. In the past, a lack of sufficient sewage treatment facilities has been a problem for the area, as it is in many developing countries.
The folks at Apple Computers are offering free computer recycling to schools. Sounds great! But wait! There is more to the story.
Apple has announced that, for a limited time, they will accept any brand of computer for responsible recycling from schools. There are, however, a few problems with their offer. The offer is only for a limited time. The offer only applies to certain schools. If a school misses the deadline date to sign-up, the offer is over. This raises the question why?
Here are twenty (20) quick tips for a greener life, separated into easy, more difficult and advanced categories.