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There may be no place like home to help protect the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, our homes produce more greenhouse gas emissions than our cars, making the home a great place to take steps to reduce air pollution and help the environment. Simple changes can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Last year alone, Energy Star helped American families reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 10 million cars, while saving more than $5 billion on their energy bills, showing that individual actions really can make a difference. By changing to Energy Star, families can stay comfortable, save money, and help ensure a better future.
The EPA offers these suggestions:
If half of all households in the US used an Energy Star labeled TV, experts say the change in pollution would be equivalent to shutting down a power plant.
For more information about Energy Star, visit http://www.energystar.gov or call 1-888-STAR-YES.