Tag: green

You want to buy products that are good for the environment. But is grabbing the tree-covered package the way to do it? Take this quiz to test your “green” smarts:

A product says it’s biodegradable. That should mean:it will completely break...

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes have settled FTC charges that they misled people into thinking the paints they sold didn’t contain VOCs — compounds that can hurt the environment and your health. The companies will stop claiming...

Winter’s here, and boy, does your utility bill show it! If you’ve got a minute, take a listen to some tips from the FTC on how to cut your energy costs.  

Saving Money on Heating and Cooling Your Home

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Bamboo: it’s not just for tiki huts anymore. In fact, because it grows quickly and with little or no pesticide, it has become popular in products that range from flooring to furniture.

But according to recent FTC lawsuits against Amazon....

Did you know that more than half of our household energy costs go to heating and cooling? Energy efficiency isn’t just good for the environment, it means lower utility bills, too. Learn how to save money and reduce energy waste.

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Recycling symbols and labeling rules help you know whether a product or package is recyclable or made of recycled materials. Sounds straightforward enough. But every community’s recycling program is different. Just because a product or package...

Want to buy products that are good for the environment? Many companies are betting that you do. They’re making claims and designing packages to promote the “green” attributes of their products. What do those claims tell you? The standards for...

Want to make choices that are good for the environment (and your wallet) when you shop?

Learn how to question green advertising claims, shop for products that use less energy, and save gas without wasting your money.

When you think about heating and cooling your home, do your thoughts turn to money and energy efficiency? The more efficient heating and cooling systems are, the less they cost to run. That means your utility bills can be lower. Energy...

Whether driving cross-town or cross-country, everybody wants to save money at the pump. Regardless of the make and model, your car's estimated gas mileage is just that — an estimate. An important variable is how you fuel, drive, and maintain your...

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