Tips for green consumption range all over the board. From the extreme end of National Geographic’s green division challenging consumers to buy food from farmers markets reducing carbon footprints by requiring less fuel to transport food or to simply unplugging electronic devices that aren’t currently being used. There are more extreme examples from PETA and other eco groups, but sometimes the radical ideas don't work for everyone. That's why the trend toward green now seems to be focused more on small ways to change a lifestyle or a habit that, in the long run, will help reduce carbon emissions and have a great impact on the the planet. On this site you'll find examples of green electronics and articles on green electronics.
With such a wide range of suggestions, it can be easy to take the first steps toward greening up your life, but it It can also be difficult to know where to start. We’ve come up with a lineup of some of the best gadgets, services and software out there that will help you take those first steps toward an eco-friendly life without compromising on quality.
Can it be recycled easily? Many manufacturers have local recycling programs that make it simple to take your electronic devices (and even appliances) somewhere they can be used again. Several manufacturers also go above and beyond to reduce the amount of waste and harmful materials they put into circulation leaving out lead, mercury and other VOCs from their products. Apple, for example, has a pledge to make their products only from recycled materials while Samsung is creating top-of-the-line TVs that are EnergyStar qualified.
Obviously electronics are made of material that will not bio degrade any time soon, so it might be hard to see a whole lot of “green” in any kind of electronic device. However, in a digital world, devices that save energy and reduce their carbon footprint are actually going to make a huge difference. If changing 1 lightbulb can take the equivalent of 1 million cars off the road, imagine what using a flat-panel TV that reduces energy consumption by 30% could do for our planet. But why stop with a green TV? Some software and services can help you green up your computer, calculate all your energy consumption and track how much green (both the planet and money) you're saving using that program.
You don’t need to compromise on quality in order to go green. We’ve made it a point to pick not only the greenest products, but also those that are rich in features as well. Green is becoming the fashionable thing to do, as you can see from the wide range and high quality of the products on our list.
Just a few small steps to green up your life today will make a huge impact on the planet tomorrow. Green is no longer an “inconvenient truth” when you have the right tools that can make your transition to eco-friendly a breeze. Be sure to check out our top rated green electronics, the Samsung LED TV, the iPod Touch and the Sony Blu-Ray Player. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don't Have To.™
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|Samsung LED TV||iPod Touch||Sony Blu-Ray Player||Google PowerMeter||Canon PowerShot A1100 IS||iLinc Web Conferencing||Philips Home Theater in a Box|
|Made from recycled material|
|No harmful chemicals|
|Community Recycling Program|
|Tracks Green Savings/Output|
|Green Awards||EPA Green Lights Program|
|Reduced when on|
|Reduced when off|
|Longer Battery Life|
|Ranks high compared to like products|
|First in its Category|