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How to Stay Green on Earth Day and Every Day

Samantha Nevels, Consumer Technology Association

It’s Earth Month and we have some tips to share with consumers on how to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly this month:

  • Live Green: Try CEA’s Consumer Electronics Energy Calculator and Electronics Recycler Locator tools.
    • Use technology to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Use a smart home thermostat to more efficiently cool your home in the summer and warm it in the winter – this also saves money on your electricity bill.
    • Make energy reduction easy. Plug your electronics into a power strip – just flip the switch to power everything down at once.
    • Optimize your energy savings. Remember to unplug your electronics once they are charged and turn them off when you’re not using them.
  • Buy Green: Use energy efficient- and ENERGY STAR-certified electronics.
    • ENERGY STAR-certified products provide the same functionality as comparable products but use less energy because they are more efficient in all usage modes: sleep, idle and on.
For more about what CEA is doing during Earth Month, visit