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Going “Light Green”

At this point, we all know how important it is to “reduce, reuse and recycle.” We’ve learned about switching out incandescent light bulbs for compact-fluorescent light bulbs, and we know to shop locally to reduce our carbon footprint. But there are so many more ways to go green than you may realize. Today, Kyle Vetter, an agent in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Mequon office, shares with Metro Milwaukee Living five little-known ways you can go green at home and possibly save some green in the process.

  1. Install power strips to all electronics: Americans spend over $1 billion annually paying for the electricity our TVs and DVD players use while they are off. The fact is, everything that is plugged in draws power, even when not in use (this waste of power is termed “vampire energy”). So unplug those cell phone charger and coffee pots when you aren’t using them. (more…)

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