Earth Day Tips: 7 Easy Ways to Conserve Energy and Save Money

YouRenew.com lets you easily sell or recycle your electronics. You can get cash for the electronics with value or ship it to the company for free and they'll recycle it for you.

According to the EPA, more than 40 million computers alone became obsolete in 2007, and the numbers keep rising.

With those kind of stats, recycling electronics is only becoming more essential, especially because they're not particularly biodegradable.

If we recycle 1 million cell phones, we'll save enough energy to power 19,000 homes in the United States for one whole year, according to the EPA.

7. Change a light bulb.

Yes, you've heard it before. But the fact remains that the simple, cheap, and very easy act of replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs saves you about $30 over their lifetimes. In just six months, they pay for themselves.

Besides using about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, they also last about 10 times longer.

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