Posts tagged as: Environment

JouleBug Launches Energy Saving Gamee at SXSWi

JouleBug, a new social app that encourages energy-saving habits through friendly competition, has announced their launched at the SXSW. A free iPhone app, JouleBug provides users with practical, easy-to-implement tips for saving energy in the real world. It’s a reality-based, casually-social game that rewards users with points, pins and badges for learning and practicing energy-saving […]

Mobile App Helps Locate Nearby Pollution Hazards

If you’ve ever wondered how close your home or office is to a chemical facility and if the toxins it is releasing might impact your health, answers can be as close as your smartphone. A new mobile application known as My Right-to-Know (myRTK), designed and developed for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Abt Associates, […]

Home Depot Adds Budget LED Bulbs

The Home Depot has announced it now offers the first affordable 40W equivalent LED -“ and the widest selection of — high powered, light emitting diodes (LEDs) bulbs on, well ahead of the 2012 legislation phasing out the use of select incandescent light bulbs. “The Home Depot has stepped forward with the most cost-effective […]

App Helps Customers Monitor Their Energy Use

Constellation Energy recently announced that it has released an app for its VirtuWatt energy management tool. The app, available for the iPhone, provides Constellation Energy’s VirtuWatt customers with a mobile platform for monitoring power usage and managing their participation in load response programs that compensate customers for reducing energy use during periods of peak demand […]

Dell and Goodwill to Recycle Computers in Canada

Starting today in Southwestern Quebec and on May 1 in London, Ontario, consumers can drop off used computers for no-cost recycling at Renaissance, a Goodwill affiliate, and Goodwill Great Lakes as Dell and Goodwill Industries International extend their Reconnect partnership to Canada.   The expansion adds to more than 1,900 Reconnect locations throughout the U.S. […]

Dell Packaging Goes Green

Dell has announced  it is shipping its Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Mini 10v netbooks in packaging made from bamboo, a highly renewable material that serves as an alternative to molded paper pulp, foams and corrugate often used in packaging. Dell is using the material for the product cushions cradling the Mini inside an outer […]

CEA Objects to Tighter TV Energy Standard in California

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has submitted final comments to the California Energy Commission (CEC) regarding its proposed restrictions on television sets that are sold in California. In its comments, CEA urges the CEC to take a “bold step” and work cooperatively with the consumer electronics industry to realize the desired energy savings without impeding technological […]

Spring Adds Eco-Friendly Accessories

Sprint today announced an expanded line of accessories that includes chargers and device cases for consumers seeking eco-friendly products. Sprint’s growing line of “green” phone accessories will be available in the new, dedicated green sections at all company-owned retail locations, and online at Sprint is introducing a new eco-friendly cell-phone charger: the All-In-One Vehicle […]

CFPS Recycling Helps Soldiers Phone Home

Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) and AT&T are celebrating partriotism by announcing that they have collected more than 3.6 million recycled cell phones and counting since July 2007 . Sparking more enthusiasm for the cause, the two are launching a new “double duty” advocacy campaign that empowers young people of all ages to make a […]

New App Helps T-Mobile Users Go Green and Save

T-Mobile has announced the debut of Green Perks, a new mobile application that offers exclusive discounts on environmentally conscious products and services. Available for download to many current T-Mobile handsets, the free-of-charge application brings customers green-oriented offers and promotions from T-Mobile Green Perks partners including Method, Jamba Juice, Volcom, Roxy and Quiksilver. The new promotional […]

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