You are here

Going Green

Share this page

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.

Shopping Green

If environmental impact is a priority when you shop, you’ll want to check out these resources.

Shopping Green

Here’s what to know if you want to buy products that are better for the environment.

Shopping for Home Appliances? Use the EnergyGuide Label

The EnergyGuide label can help you compare home appliances when you shop.

The Language of Recycling

Learn how to know whether a product or package is recyclable or made with recycled materials.

'Bamboo' Fabrics

Textiles labeled 'bamboo' are rayon. They are made with a process that releases toxins into the air.

Saving Energy

Conserving energy also is a great way to save money.

Shopping for Light Bulbs

Newer light bulbs are designed to use less energy, and use lumens as a measure of brightness.

Shopping for New Windows?

You might save on heating and cooling bills with replacement windows, but the amount depends on several factors.

Heating and Cooling Your Home for Less

These practical tips can help you save energy — and money — in your home.

Saving Gas

When it’s time to fill the tank, nobody wants to pay more than they must.

"Gas-Saving" Products

Many gas-saving products may be a waste of money.

Saving Money on Gas

These tips can help you stretch your gas dollars.

Advice for Businesses

Are you a business person looking for information on making “green” claims? Truth-in-advertising principles apply and companies must back up what they say with competent and reliable scientific evidence. The BCP Business Center has resources to make it easier to line up your ad claims with the law.

Does your business sell appliances or make energy savings claims? Consult the Business Center’s special resources on the Appliance Labeling Rule, Energy Guide labels, and other standards.