In the wake of growing environmental concern, it seems everybody is finding ways to go green. Abt is committed to making the environment cleaner and safer for the benefit of our customers, our employees, our children and generations to come. In addition to increasing our recycling efforts, we continue to improve energy efficiency within our warehouse and truck fleet. We encourage our customers to Go Green with the Energy Star approved appliances and electronics we carry including washers, dryers, refrigerators, televisions and more. These appliances also help the consumer in return by using less energy and lowering monthly energy bills
We all have a choice, and choosing Energy Star appliances is a great way to do your part to help the environment. There are other great ways to reduce your carbon emissions including unplugging battery chargers, small kitchen appliances and televisions when they are not directly in use. Small steps can make a big difference. For example, you could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year just by moving your thermostat down two degrees in the winter and up two degrees in the summer.
For those of you in the Chicagoland area looking for ideas on how to combat global warming, check out the CoolGlobes public art exhibit along the lakefront. This exhibit, which runs through September, features a display of over 100 decorated globes each featuring a different solution to help the environment. Abt is sponsoring the Energy Star themed globe designed by local artist Jill King. You can find out more info on the government sponsored Energy Star program, including product listings and energy saving tips, online here. —by Stephanie D.