Earth Day turns 43 on April 22, and the event started by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 continues to grow in popularity and impact. In fact, Earth Day has gained such widespread acceptance that major retailers and beloved brands now get in on the act. That's not just good news for the environment, but for all of us as consumers, too. Freebies and sales abound, and we've gathered the best of the lot here.
Are you curious about how well those purported energy-saving gadgets work? Can any of them actually save you money? Green Dad took a look at five popular devices to help you separate the green gems from the not-so-green junk.
When trying to lead an eco-friendly life, you may find that you need a little help to keep you on the right path. Since our dealnews readers are technologically savvy folks, we decided to round up some top eco-friendly-themed apps for iPhone and Android. We've got a carpooling "social" tool, programs that record energy usage, and more.
The holidays will soon be upon us, and where you get your toys may not be of that much concern to you, so long as you grab a bargain. However, our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo, believes there are other concerns to keep in mind, like safety and eco-friendliness. So we've rounded up deals on some eco-smart picks that even adults will want to get their hands on, from flying discs to working windmills.
A few weeks back, dealnews' Green Dad wrote about ways to prep your living space for the cold that's surely coming. This week, he's got eight ways to get eco-friendly outside the home, doing battle (and having fun) with winter in a way that's not going to wallop Mother Earth. Just because it's white outside doesn't mean you can't stay green on the inside, and reduce that carbon footprint of yours to a size much smaller than a snow boot.
Every day, the dealnews editors uncover myriad refurbished deals that offer great savings when compared to buying new. But perhaps you're one of the numerous shoppers who is fearful of the word "refurb." Our Green Dad columnist, a big supporter of reconditioned goods, gives us the low-down on what consumers should look for when shopping for refurbs.
Want to keep the forests lush and your wallet plump? Try trading in paper towels for a dishtowel, switching to paperless billing, or investing in a grab-n-go coffee mug. This week Green Dad Lou Carlozo details the best ways to cut paper use in your home and save more than $600 a year.