Lean, Mean, Green Machines

March is the greenest month of the year. The start of Spring, Irish American Month and, of course, St. Patty’s Day! But how can you celebrate this emerald month? Go “green” yourself! No, we don’t mean Jolly Green Giant-style – instead, how about doing your part to make the world a bit more environmentally friendly. Here at MacMall, we’ve decided to give you a few simple tips on how to make the most of this vert* time of year:

  1. Cut off Vampire Power from the source – No one likes a dead battery, especially when you desperately need your phone’s GPS or you just really want to kill time with a rousing game of Fruit Ninja. But leaving your devices plugged in all the time can slowly suck unnecessary power, affecting your energy bill and your carbon footprint. Consider getting a smart power strip (like the BITS Limited Energy Saving Smart Strip) to keep Vampire Power at bay. Save your pocketbook, save the environment.
  2. Buy refurbished gadgets – Buying refurbished devices not only saves you money, but it means one less item that needs to be manufactured, packaged and shipped, all things that lead to larger carbon footprints. At MacMall, we pride ourselves in our Refurbished Outlet, offering all your favorite items for less. It’s easy to “go green” when it helps put green in your wallet!
  3. Use renewable energy – Need to charge a device in a pinch? Consider renewable energy. Instead of carrying that clumsy windmill around everywhere, try the Better Energy Systems Solio Classic Universal Hybrid Charger, a solar powered life-saver that’s portable, revolutionary and green as can be (it’s actually white, but you know what we mean).

There you have it. Three easy ways to turn your gadgets green. What are some other ways you plan on “going green” this month? Share your own tips in the comments!

*It’s a heraldic term; yeah, we love the thesaurus.

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