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Products to Help With Your Green New Year's Resolutions

Time to start the New Year with some Green New Year's Resolutions. Perhaps you have already started to go green but like all of us you could do better? Then look through some of these innovative green products, and we bet you will find something that will help you reduce your footprint in the coming year.

Resolution: Conserve Water
GreenandMore.com Showerheads - Preheat the Shower Water with Water Saving Shower Heads
These energy saving showerheads will leave you wondering how you ever lived without them. Turn on your shower and, once the water is warm, the showerhead automatically enters trickle mode. Brush your teeth, shave or use the bathroom while your shower is warming. No more guilt about wasting water while you wait for it to heat up. Experience newfound freedom as you decrease your energy bill and save water all at the same time.

Resolution: Save Energy
Verilux - Energy Saving Light Bulbs That Are Compact Fluorescent AND Full Spectrum
You love using Full Spectrum Lights because they reproduce all the colors and balance of natural light for a clearer view. However, you know you should buy Compact Fluorescent bulbs for energy savings, but you fear they'd be a step backwards in light quality. Now you can have it all with these Verilux light bulbs. Verilux last 10,000 hours and use a fraction of the electricity of a regular light bulb, all while emitting a full spectrum light that gives truer colors and a mood enhancing glow. Now that is having your cake and eating it too! Verilux light bulbs now come in all common shapes and sizes, so rejoice! And reduce your lighting consumption by up to 75%.

Resolution: Lower Electric Bill
Kill-A-Watt Electricity Monitors - Save a Watt and Save the Planet
Find out the ugly truth and the miscreants in your home. The Kill-A-Watt Electricity Monitor helps pinpoint the machines and appliances in your home that are guzzling the most energy. The Kill-A-Watt is the perfect device! Simply connect your appliances to the Kill-a-Watt electricity usage monitor and it will tell you how much you are consuming.

Resolution: Reduce Toxic Waste - No Batteries
Indigo Ultrabright LED Lanterns (Wind-up and Rechargeable) - for the Deck, Camping and Emergencies
If you are in need of a bright lantern on your deck, a light for camping or an emergency light for power outages, the ultra bright Indigo LED Lantern has you covered for up to 100,000 hours. It can recharge without batteries from an ac/dc adaptor or you can hand crank it and live off the grid.

Resolution: Save Energy
Energy Saving Dryer Vent Closure Systems- Don't Let the Cold Air in from the Outside
Conventional dryer vents often act as an "escape hatch", allowing outside air to enter your home through the exposed opening. This can increase heating bills in the winter and cooling bills in the summer. The Energy Saving Dryer Vent Closure System eliminates this problem, as well as blocking insects and other small creatures from entering the home. The unique "shuttle cup" closure is designed to remain securely closed when the dryer is not in use. Most conventional dryer vents will remain open because of freezing weather or an accumulation of debris. The Energy Saving Dryer Vent helps you save energy in place you hadn't even thought of!

Resolution: Save Energy
Energy Guardian Pull Down Attic Covers - Seal-Up Drafts
Air seeping through the attic entrances is often the most overlooked source of energy loss in the home. Energy Guardian Attic Insulation Covers were invented to battle this year round issue. They are made from R30, the highest grade of insulation materials to create a high degree of protection at your attic entrance. Also, the lid of the unit fits into your attic frame to ensure a tight seal. Energy Guardian Attic Insulation Covers are a low-cost but effective way to save energy within your home.

Resolution: Save Energy
Leviton Timer and Sensor Light Switches - Turn Off the Lights Automatically
Ever forgotten to turn the lights off when you leave a room or are you tired of nagging your spouse or children to turn off the lights? The line of Leviton Timer and Sensor Light Switches are motion and/or time sensitive, so your lights will turn off automatically . Leviton dimmer switches also show a 50% dimmed bulb can save 35% energy and extend bulb life up to 35 times that of a full bright bulb. This translates into instant energy money savings.

Resolution: Reduce Plastic Waste
Water Filters - End Plastic Water Bottle Waste!
We have no quarrel with the notion for the need for pure water, but we do have a problem with the several million plastic water bottles that end up each day in landfills and are a serious source of pollution. Conversely, tap water can contain pesticide runoff, chlorine, volatile organic chemicals and bacteria, all posing potential health risks. The solution? Install a high grade Ecor Enviromental Water Filter in your home and fill up your favorite refillable water bottles with great tasting, pure water .Several local governments have banned bottled water from their premises. Now it is time for you to take action in your own home. You will save a lot of money all while doing the right thing.

Resolution: Buy Products Made from Sustainable Materials
Elegant Touch Bamboo Chair Mat - No More Hideous Plastic
If you are looking at cracked, worn out plastic mats in your office or home office, then it is time to replace it with durable and eco-friendly bamboo office chair mat. Bamboo is a renewable resource that grows quickly and looks great in any decor. With the bamboo office chair mat, you have a more elegant look and avoid purchasing another plastic object for your home or office.

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