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Welcome to the green living guide for college students. We all know during college it's hard to maintain the  healthy Eco-friendly lifestyle you desire. Check out some great information below on how to go green, eat organic, and save some cash at the same time.


Retail giant's gamble to go green with gadgets PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/brandon/'>Samantha</a>   
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 03:50

How many of us think really about the benefits that can be derived from a newly bought electronics product and how to use it in an eco friendly and energy conserving manner. We don’t find stores very easily which can provide us with good product options and offer a broad knowledge base for their effective usage. The Retail Giant Best buy is the only electronic product store where you can find both. Best buy is actually casting a new shape to the energy conserving electronics industry of the future.


These days’ consumers are getting wise. They demand not only for the featured quality of a product but they actually want to do different things with these devices. The retail monster Best buy is on the appreciable path of offering diverse high quality product range to the customers along with educating them with their effective usage. Best buy organizes different panel discussions and informative lectures on Home Energy Management via its dedicated learning centers. The discussions are headed by a group of environmental experts and green product designers who communicate to the participators the ways to employ technology to save money, energy and the planet.


With Best buy’s newly opened showcase stores and tell centers in San Carlos, California, Houston and Chicago, customers have great chances of going face to face with the hottest in-home energy gadgets. These latest devices include the energy efficient appliances and accessories to make other home products more efficient. A good example of this is ThinkEco’s Modlet which is automatically turns off the power to the electrical appliances when they are in the standby mode. It operation is quite simple and once plugged in you can easily examine and control your power consumption wirelessly via your web browser. Experts suggest that using such a move alone device which can cut off the standby power can save up to $250 a year.


Similarly, another highly practical device at Best buy is the self programming Thermostat Nest. This handy energy conservator claims to save nearly $400 for the consumers if used in the right manner as per instructions. Nest programs itself automatically and is quite easy to install a well. Its installation is as comfortable as installing a light fixture and the design quite simple. It allows the user to view the energy history to create an optimum equilibrium between comfort and conservation.


This highly reputed retail store will offer not only small scale green gadgets and smart home appliances but also packages and bundle services. These bundle services include – conduct inspections and installations for the residence electric vehicle charging station and whole-house energy monitoring. The Retail store’s goal is not to spoon feed the society with a bunch of gadgets but to be the leader in consumer electronics industry by offering a range of highly energy efficient electronics products.


Best buy has always made laborious efforts to make its customers get the maximum out of the available technology. With the concept of home energy conservation, the retail giant focuses on offering energy efficient electronics products along with the best possible way to use and preserve the energy-efficient technologies, which is really appreciable.


About the author: Samantha is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of experimenting with her look. She recently planned to use Loreal Hair ColorLoreal Hair Color for highlighting her hair. These days she is busy in witting an article on green architecturegreen architecture.

 

 

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How To Green Your Dorm Room PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/brandon/'>Administrator</a>   
Monday, 20 July 2009 00:43

green college dorm roomEvery year, intrepid young men and women set out for college. Even more exciting than this, is that for many of them, it’s their first chance to live away from home. But, with the excitement and fun of furnishing a new dorm room comes a price. Every year, college students (and their parents) generate thousands of tons of garbage, because of the choices they make in buying furniture and accessories.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2009 17:38
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15 Green Colleges and Universities PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 19 July 2009 11:59

student_flowersLooking for a school that is a bit more organic then others, or just want to know that you are learning positive green living tips and Eco-friendly habits while getting the best college education possible. See which colleges are at the top of the list on going green.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 July 2009 16:31
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15 Ways to Go Green on Campus PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 June 2009 17:21


Student_groupReduce what you use. Use things until they wear out, buy what you can second-hand and repurpose old things into something new.  When you buy new, you add to your carbon footprint. When you re-use instead, you cut and save cash. Instead of heading to a big-box retailer, furnish your room with great finds from

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 22:44
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Back to College Green Living Guide PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 June 2009 16:40

Eco-friendly college studentDo it in the dark. This semester, think before you flip the light switch. You may not need to turn on the lights every time you enter a room. That's just one of a number of simple st rategies to consider if you want to go green on campus.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2009 23:21
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