Comments on: Let's Make Black Friday A Green Friday http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/ The EPA Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:52:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Black Friday 2013 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20819 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:33:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20819 Great and nice article. I think it’s an very informative blog. Thanks for sharing.

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By: Accelerated Learning Techniques http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20818 Wed, 18 May 2011 03:30:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20818 I totally agree with all the responses in this article. Glad reading your page. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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By: Jan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20817 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 05:21:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20817 Hi,
Thanks for sharing this post with us. It’s really an amazing post. Keep posting the good work in future too.

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By: wayne shemwell http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20816 Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:13:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20816 With all the problems in the economy this is timely information. We need more effort to going green.

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By: Joey Armarillo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20815 Wed, 08 Dec 2010 03:07:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20815 We appreciate what you are doing for our planet.

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By: rudolf http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20814 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 21:39:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20814 Lets make! I am so glad that green people surrounding me.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20813 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:38:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20813 While shopping for “green” items is a good choice, sometimes the better choice is to pick a gift that isn’t an item. One year I “gave” a friend a llama … in that I donated the price of the llama to a charity group that provides livestock and training to farmers in poverty-stricken areas. My friend frequently has yard sales to get rid of excess “stuff”; the last thing she needs is more of it. We’ve been known to make donations to our local animal shelters in our friends’ names – since they’re all pet lovers, that’s well-received. Sometimes, a gift of time is the most treasured; how about a “Mom’s Day Off” gift card, with the offer of a day of child care so the Moms on your list can have some alone time? The offer to cook dinner or a special treat is usually welcome, too. One of our favorite gifts is a certificate redeemable for one household repair of choice – that’s popular with friends who have limited skills when it comes to home repairs, and with those who need extra muscle for a big project. Give of your skills and abilities; those gifts will always be welcomed.

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By: Maria Stella http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20812 Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:30:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20812 @Alexander: that is right !!

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20811 Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:37:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20811 Energy-Star is a great guide to appliance buying not only now but year round. The appliances work well, last long, and the energy savings is great. It should also be said that natural gas and electric utilities many times offer rebates to consumers who buy certain kinds of Energy-Star products like stoves, dishwashers, heaters, washing machines, dryors, and air conditioners. There is also a similar program for appliances that conserve water. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Mary Lamielle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/11/black-friday/#comment-20810 Sat, 27 Nov 2010 15:44:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5220#comment-20810 EPA should ensure that all Energy Star products are healthy or health neutral. I recently tried to use a commercial Energy Star Maytag Washing Machine at a Laundromat. I presume that they recycle water because you could hear water sloshing inside the machine when not in use, but what they also appear to recycle is all of the toxic chemicals and fumes from laundry detergents, fabric softeners, solvents for stain removal, and other products previously used in the washing machine. Even after several washes using only baking soda, the washer reeked of fumes from detergents, scents, solvents, and other materials. Fumes from others’ cleaning products saturated the clothes washed in the maching with baking soda and a neutral detergent. Such macihines particularly in a commercial/community setting are a health challenge for many including adults and children with asthma, migraines, chemical sensitiviites, and breathing and lung disorders; these Energy Star washing machines are inacessible for people disabled by exposure to potent detergents, fabric solteners, scents and scents products. This is a problem that needs to be addressed. I wonder how many similar problems are being created as we sacrifice health to recycling and energy efficiency without always being cognizant of the impact of design changes on health and quality of life. Mary Lamielle, National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Voorhees, New Jersey

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