Black Friday Gets a Green Tint with New Shopping Guides

A number of groups, ranging from the federal government to nonprofits to research groups, are jumping on the Black Friday bandwagon telling shoppers in effect “if you have to shop, shop for green goods.”

First comes a one-note pitch from the EPA, plugging Energy Star-certified products from TVs to computer monitors to battery chargers. The EPA also offers some “Other Holiday Saving Tips,” such as buying Christmas lights that bear the Energy Star label and recycling old electronics (apropos of my post about Black Friday and e-waste from yesterday).

Separately but pretty much identically, the electric utility company Southern California Edison has released a shopping guide [PDF] that treads the same ground: Buy Energy Star-rated DVD players, TVs, computers and printers, as well as power-saving surge protectors, and so on.

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