Supplies and Products
This page offers information and links that will help your church choose more environmentally sustainable supplies and products.
Compact Fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs and cost about 75% less to operate.
Avoid using disposable products when possible, but when it is unavoidable, choose responsible products.
Maintain an air gap of at least 3 inches between appliances (refrigerators, watercoolers, and freezers) and the wall.
When feasible think about updating old appliances with newer Energy Star units. To learn more about Energy Star appliances visit: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=appliances.pr_appliances
Energy Saving Power Strip
Use rechargable batteries when possible-- they live longer, of course, but they also can be recycled. It is important be cautious about the disposal of batteries, check with your local solid waste management district for household battery recycling.