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Green Gadgets For Dummies 1st Edition
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Green Gadgets For Dummies
Choose environmentally friendly gadgets and dispose of gadgets more responsibly
Understand product labels and avoid "greenwash"
Calculate how much energy your gadgets consume
Offset your carbon footprint
Foreword by Tom Zeller Jr., Editor, New York Times
From the Back Cover
No doubt about it, we're a society of gadget freaks. But if you love your gadgets and the planet and saving money, here's where it all comes together. Discover new environmentally friendly gadgets, ways to use the ones you have more efficiently, and steps to safely recycle or dispose of out-of-date or broken gizmos. You'll even find out how being green saves green!
- Start thinking green — learn the "four Rs" of green gadgetry, understand carbon footprints, and starve energy vampires
- Save energy now — by using rechargeable batteries, monitoring power use, adjusting settings on TVs and video game consoles, and more
- Control your computer — discover how to adjust power conservation settings for Macs and PCs
- Know green from greenwash — find out how to choose electronic devices that are truly environmentally friendly
- Recognize when it's time to say goodbye — know what you can donate, how to erase your personal information, and how to find reputable recyclers
Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/greengadgetsfd to find more online resources and information about green gadgets!
Open the book and find:
- How many dollars you can save with energy-saving settings
- Sneaky ways your gadgets steal energy
- The six sins of greenwashing
- Safe ways to dispose of dead batteries
- How (and why) to deauthorize iTunes before donating your PC
- Steps for wiping Windows or Mac hard drives
- Greener gadgets for your home, car, and outdoor activities
- What EnergyStar ratings mean
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