5 Eco-Friendly New Uses for Old Gadgets

eco-made-eco-amp-e1337877454497Living a green and sustainable lifestyle doesn’t mean throwing out all those old energy-hogging devices in favor of streamlined energy-efficient ones. As any good green crusader will tell you, the best thing you can do for the environment is get the most out of your gadgets before recycling them responsibly. Here are five surprising new uses for old tech that come with the benefits of a clearer conscience, a healthier planet and a more handy home or office.

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NREL Software Could Cut Commercial Building Energy Audit Costs 75%

Screen-shot-2013-10-28-at-4.14.19-PMThese days, there’s an app for pretty much everything. From gaming to home energy management, tasks are done on handheld devices through the cloud. So why are energy audits still stuck on clipboards and pencils? Good news – by next year, commercial…

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Home Automation and Energy Consumption: Sometimes you can save money by spending money

img0653xSmart homes and energy-efficient homes are two concepts that go hand in hand. And whether it’s a new appliance-control gadget or smartphone access to regulate your thermostat, keeping energy costs down is on the minds of many homeowners.

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Job Opportunities For People Who Care About The Environment

best-green-jobsAll living creatures rely heavily on the environment for the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat. Unfortunately, decades of technological evolution and population growth, with little regard to environmental impact, have put at risk even these basic needs. Luckily, many who care about the future of the environment have stepped forward and taken on the tasks of protecting and reversing the damage done to the environment. You can help too through green job opportunities that work directly or indirectly towards helping the environment.

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Ecotourism Spotlight Kerala, India

Munnar_hillstation_keralaIn Kerala, India, feel free not to have a care in the world. In this hot ecotourism spot for 2013, you can actually not have a care in the world while still actually caring for the world in “God’s Own Country.” Who knows? With its opulent forests and pristine beaches, you just might become enticed enough to make it your own country.

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An App To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

repost-us-image-7980590If your business wants some help reducing its carbon footprint, in order to be a little greener and more sustainable, without having to make major investments in new equipment, there’s an app for that.A strategic…

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New Life For the “Green Weenie” Electric Locomotive

repost-us-image-7970942Railway giant Norfolk Southern launched its ambitious all-electric NS 999 locomotive project in 2007, and since then it has been chugging steadily, if slowly, along. The pace has been picking up of late, though. At a recent trade conference, the company…

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