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The New GREEN Notebook

 

 

 

Looking for a new notebook? Check this out:

“ The World’s Greenest Family of Notebooks”

From the apple.com, “When we redesigned the new Macbook, our designers and engineers set a goal of making not only the greenest notebook Apple ever produced, but the greenest family of notebooks. So every new Macbook has been built using materials that are highly recyclable and free of many harmful substances present in other computers. Apple engineers also designed the software and hardware to work together, in order to maximize energy efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint of the MacBook. Even the packaging was reconsidered and reduced, so there would be smaller boxes to ship and less material to recycle. The result is exactly what we hoped for: the greenest family of notebooks ever made.”

Eco-Friendly Quality? You judge:

The new Eco-Friendly Macbook is

          Highly recyclable

          Eliminated many harmful toxins that most notebooks carry

          Comes with reduced packaging (41% smaller than the previous generation)

          More energy efficient

 

 

The new MacBook family embodies Apple’s continuing environmental commitment. Each new MacBook is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental footprint:

§  Arsenic-free glass

§  Mercury-free LED-backlit display

§  Brominated flame retardant-free internal components

§  PVC-free internal cables

§  Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure

§  Up to 41 percent smaller packaging

 Check it out:

 

 

Intrigued? Me too!!!!!

P.s. it runs on  ¼ of the power of a single light bulb

Stay Informed! Go Green!

Erica Stephanie Leznik

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Home Electronics Tips

Home Electronics Tips*
 
–  When shopping for home electronics look for energy saving “ENERGY STAR” home electronics
 
–  IMPORTANT: Many appliances continue to draw a small amount of power when they are switched off. Theses appliances include VCRs, TVs, stereos, computers, and kitchen appliances. In the average home, 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off. This can be avoided by unplugging the appliance or using a power strip and using the switch on the power strip to cut all power to the appliance.
            –> So unplug your toaster when you are not using it!
            –> Don’t leave your blow-drying plugged in when you aren’t using it!
 
 
–  Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the charger is not in use.
 
– Studies have shown that using rechargeable batteries for products like cordless phones and PDAs is more cost effective than throwaway batteries. If you must use throwaways, check with your trash removal company about safe disposal options.
 
 
Stay Informed!  GO GREEN!
 
Erica Stephanie Leznik
 
*Information Gathered from The US Department of Energy. For more information visit http://www.eere.energy.gov/

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