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Save the planet! (And some money)

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Release Date: July 1, 2008
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Washington, DC – Global warming is a major challenge, but consumers can take simple steps to be a good global citizen, help protect the planet, and save money in the process. This month, the National Consumers League is helping consumers adopt environmentally-friendly practices that are also friendly to their wallets in NCL's “2008 Consumer Calendar: Do We Have Tips for You!”

NCL offers a list of tips for going green, such as:

  • Tune up. Keep your call well-tuned and your tires properly inflated to get better gas mileage and cut pollution.
  • Switch to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs, which last longer.
  • Turn off the TV and other appliances when you're not using them. Use appliances' -- like computers' -- energy-saving modes.

The nation’s oldest consumer advocacy organization, NCL works to educate people about how to make wise decisions in today’s marketplace. Each month, NCL’s Web site, www.nclnet.org, will feature the calendar and tips for the month. Covering a range of subjects from medication safety, to avoiding scams, the tips are sponsored by major companies, government agencies, and organizations. The July tips about global warming were sponsored by Microsoft.

The print version of the calendar was distributed to consumers free of charge through agencies and organizations around the country. There are no printed copies of the calendar remaining.

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About the National Consumers League
Founded in 1899, the National Consumers League is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Its mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is a private, nonprofit membership organization. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.