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These Web Sites Make it Easy to Go Green

Dec. 3, 2008

Daniel Soussa--Hispanic Business Magazine

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Check out these useful sites that elevate green awareness.

Concern about environmental green issues continues to increase even while credit, jobs and cash tighten with the slump in the U.S. economy. However, there are a number of ways to alleviate some of the pain in your pocket book while being environmentally friendly. Here are three Web sites dedicated to helping you find green products for the home, office and automobile.

Greencar.com

Wouldn't it be great if you could just plug in a search for reviews on cars that already have gone through rigorous tests to achieve the green stamp? Well now you can. Just open your Web browser and punch in Greencar.com and all the hassle of finding a fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly car has been done for you.

Greencar.com reviews current vehicles, or those to be available soon, which utilize eco-friendly technologies. The site provides options for automotive products, links for purchasing new and used cars, and a tab called Voices that offers expert advice and discussions by prominent individuals in the green industry.

Greenhome.com

Amidst the hundreds, even thousands, of household products on the market today, which ones are green and healthy? The rise in purportedly 'green' supplies makes those choices even harder. Yet, when it comes down to it one should be conscious of the dangers that many products, such as cleaning agents, pose for both human and environmental health. One easy way to obtain information without reading the labels on every single cleaning supply product is to familiarize yourself with Greenhome.com. They do the searching for you and recommend less toxic alternate agents that still pack a cleaning punch. Greenhome.com offers a search toolbar that allows browsing by categories of products ranging from adhesives to women's personal care and everything in-between. One thing these products have in common is a regard for health and Mother Nature.

Sustainablebusiness.com

When it comes to corporate America, the green market has taken off like a NASA rocket. Many businesses have seen beneficial results from adopting green solutions, whether it's basics like changing light bulbs and recycling or the more drastic approach of giving the building a makeover. Sustainablebusiness.com provides daily green news updates, investor opportunities, and a green job search service, as well as a resource dictionary outlining useful Web sites, databases and other green tech resources that can guide businesses down the green road.

These green Web sites are examples of many that amplify and strengthen awareness of the growing green economy. They can serve as tools in gathering accessible, useful information for green consumers, investors, entrepreneurs, and citizens in general. All three demonstrate how proper education about the industry's products and innovations can not only help the environment, they can save you and your company money.



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