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Blog Action Day - Green NYC

If you're thinking about easy ways to be green, here are some simple ideas that can actually save you money and help save the environment. suggests the following:

  1. Recycle according to your building's guidelines.

  2. Unplug "ghost appliances such as VCR or a coffee maker when you're not using them. Believe it or not, left plugged, these appliances take up energy. You'll actually save on your electric bill. And when buying appliances, look for the "Energy Star" label.

  3. Most notably, Con Ed offers green power to find out more, go to: They are offering a $25 rebate to sign up with this eco-friendly alternative.

  4. And finally, take mass transit whenever possible.

For the ultra "green" enthusiastic, has a downloadable map with information about organic dining, where to buy recycled or organic items such as linens and transportation choices around New York.

For instance, it mentions OZOcar which calls itself NYC's 1st eco-friendly car service with hybrid cars. (877-OZO-5966) or ...when mass transit isn't possible.

For home renovations, go to, where you can purchase green building materials such as paint, countertops, flooring, cleaning supplies, etc.

The has useful, practical everyday living information.

Check out the High Efficency Toilet (HET) from TOTO currently being installed in some new Manhattan developments. Visit TOTO Soho Gallery at 25 Mercer street for the newest flushing technology.

More tips from : greeNYC

previous green posts:

Green Up NYC streets Plant a Tree

The Visionaire - Green Luxury Condos

Yellow Taxis Green by 2012


  1. Great job in providing important information to your readers. Clean and easy to follow job well done.

  2. Thesa, Thank you. I'm glad you stopped by.

  3. Great suggestions, Mitchell.

    Kudos to you for participating in blog action day.

    I decided to write a belated post of my own about an environmental issue that might strike a cord with some of your readers:

    Brazilian teak hardwood floors, slave labor, and the destruction of the rain forest.

    You can find it at:

    Thank you.

  4. Thanks Kermit, My apartment has Braziian cherrywood floors. I will chck out your blog.


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