How did you celebrate Earth Day? Did you clean up your neighborhood? Did you turn off your lights for an hour? Did you do nothing? Whatever your answer is, it’s okay. We’re all trying to do and be better so we can leave a clean planet for the generations that follow. But, we all know that ‘going green’ is not always the easiest thing to do. It can seem disruptive to our habits, time consuming, and it can even be downright expensive. What’s the alternative? Disregard our responsibility because doing the right thing is inconvenient? Developing habits can be done one step at a time.
One first step that we can undertake with ease is recycling. There are many ways to do this. Aluminum, paper, repairing old items to make them new again for keeping, selling or even giving away. The opportunities to be ‘green’ are endless and they don’t have to be expensive. As Latinos, there’s something else we can do.
As Latinos we love electronics and when it comes to phones, we are collectively among the most avid users of mobile broadband at 53%, in comparison to whites at 33%. Therefore, it stands to reason that we have electronics in our homes that we don’t use or need.
Until recently, that ‘junk’ either occupied space in our homes or we trashed it, but RadioShack has a great new alternative: the Trade & Save Program. Items turned in through this program are recycled or refurbished, saving you money while diverting tech trash from the waste stream. They accept many types of retired technology, from mobile phones to cameras, GPS and MP3 players. Ready to be ‘green’? You can also take advantage America’s Mobile Makeover MonthVisit radioshacktradeandsave.com for details and be green and get green in the process.