You can reduce your electricity consumption and the energy emissions you create with a simple green step of unplugging your appliances when you are not using them. Even if it’s not actively being used, the appliance still has energy flowing into it. As a green practice and to have better fire safety in your house, remember to unplug your toaster, hair dryer, coffee maker, radio, blender and juicer when you’re not using them.
When it’s time to replace appliances, look for the blue energy star which means the product is more green by being energy efficient. You can even look for energy star approvals when looking for a new home or making improvements. More information can be found at energystar.gov.