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  • the fastest, most effective way to stop polluters is by pressuring them in the marketplace
  • women can be the world’s most powerful economic and environmental force if we intentionally shift our spending to the best green products and services
  • women have the power right now to solve many of our most serious environmental problems by using our green purses to make a difference
  • women must act – intentionally, collectively, and with the full force of our purse power behind us – if we hope to leave our children and grandchildren a better world.
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    Ask for It In "Green" At Best Buy and You'll Get a Hybrid

    When my computer's hard drive crashed this week, every techie I talked to said it was too fried to be rebuilt. So I did some quick research and headed over to Best Buy for a replacement.

    In case you haven't been there recently, there are MOUNTAINS of computers to choose from. The salesman was going on and on about this model and that when I stopped him short. "What do you have in "green"?" I asked.

    Studio Hybrid DesktopFor a minute, he looked flummoxed. Then he got a big smile on his face and practically pranced over to the new Dell hybrid.

    "Take a look at this," he said. "It's one third the size of a normal hard drive, uses significantly less energy, reduces packaging and the whole thing is made out of recycled plastic."

    I bought it on the spot.

    It seems like he never would have mentioned it if I hadn't asked for it in "green." Great lesson for future shopping.

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    Regina Mowrer

    Was on the market for an over the range microwave. Turns out none of them are energy savers as in the ones with the logos. Asked the same question... :-)

    Diane MacEachern

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Regina. If we all keep asking for "it" in "green," we'll have a lot more to choose from!

    Bea Kunz

    I'll be asking for mine in "green" also...very soon.

    Thanks for tip.

    I totally agree that our purse power is the key to changing many things.

    To a powerful 2009...

    Bea Kunz

    Diane MacEachern

    Thanks for writing, Bea. Let me know what you get in green!

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