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Sears launched their new green website earlier this month — they’ve dedicated a section of Sears.com to tips, ideas, and products designed to help their customers live “greener” and more eco-friendly.  More information after the jump.

When you first arrive at the site, you’re greeted by a large, green silhouetted house with most of a house’s common rooms included in the floor plan.  Click on any of the rooms and the screen expands to show a photo of that room along with tips on how to make it more green.  For example, if you click on the kitchen you’ll see recommendations about Energy Star-compliant appliances, cleaning up with organic cleaners free of harmful chemicals, and using a water filtration system instead of buying bottled water.

In addition to the green house plan, the links across the top of the site direct you to sections on eco-friendly tips sorted by climate area — you can find recycling center recommendations, activities for kids to teach them green practices, tips from Sears poster boy Ty Pennington on living eco-friendly, and Sears corporate green policies.

This site offers some useful tips, but bear in mind that Sears is still a business — clicking just about any link for further info will lead to an item page on Sears.com where you can buy a green product.  Take a look and see how you can green up your life.

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5 Responses to The New Color Of Sears: Green

  1. Jerry says:

    It’s sad to see so many businesses trying to profit from the “green” movement. It’s sadder to see how many people are suckered into the “green” thing when a huge percentage of it is B.S. and not really green in any way. Kind of like a few years ago when we started seeing “fat free” on foods that never had fat and couldn’t have had fat – Jell-o has the words on their boxes. What they forget to mention is the high sugar content. They are just trying to fool dieters and now the “green” stuff is to try to fool conservationists.

  2. Brau says:

    Ever notice how being “green” always seems to involve buying/consuming all sorts of new products, from CF bulbs to new appliances? Whatever happened to conservation meaning using what you have as long as it will possibly last?

  3. russ says:

    Green means Greenback.

    I saw a show on TV where a couple monitored their refrigerator for power usage. They were advised to get an energy star appliance only to find out it used more energy because it was bigger.

    CF bulbs…can anyone say Hg?

    However, I do admire the few people that put their money where their mouth is.

  4. Zathrus says:

    Yes, I can say “Hg”. I can also say “mercury”, and if you bothered to read up on it you’d know that there is less mercury over the lifetime of a CFL bulb than there is for an equivalent number of incandescent bulbs simply because of the amount of mercury released into the atmosphere due to burning coal.

    On top of that only 10-15% of the mercury contained in a CFL is not bonded to the glass elements… which means that the amount released by a broken CFL is in the “negligible” category.

    And yes, you should keep what you have — but when it does come time to replace it, consider the greener alternatives, since most will save you cash in the long run as well.

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