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Recycle Your Old Fridge Sweepstakes

Bosch Fridge Oh yeah...how's this for a cool way to celebrate Earth Month: win a Bosch Evolution ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerator along with plenty of Whole Foods Market products to fill it! Not one, not two, but ELEVEN lucky winners will have an energy efficient, eco-chic fridge delivered and installed in their very own kitchen. Never seen this baby? Here it is in all its glory. It's super easy to enter: just go to the Recycle Your Old Fridge Sweepstakes Entry Page and fill in the required standard info by April 30, 2009. Only one entry per person, so don't go trying to scam the system! Whether you win or not on this sweepstakes, upgrading to Energy Star appliances is a winner for the Earth. Check out this Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator to find out how much your current fridge and freezer cost to run in energy and dollars - and compare to energy star appliances. You reduce, reuse and recycle...but how do you refrigerate? These fridge facts will give you something to think about:
  • A pre-1993 fridge uses more than twice the energy of a new Energy Star certified model.
  • The use of old refrigerators and freezers in American households amounts to $4.9 billion per year in energy costs.
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  • If your refrigerator is more than 10 years old, it probably contains more than 120 pounds of recyclable steel.
As with any contest, this one has official rules. Want to know what else we are up to this Earth Day? Stay tuned to our Whole Story blog and visit our Earth Month - Thirty Ways in Thirty Days for lots of ideas on making this month the greenest one yet.

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Pat Haley says …

What a terrific and useful e-mail. I have been thinking about a new fridge but this information is a real motivator. I can save nearly $300 a year on electricity plus do something effective for the earth! The calculator is simple to use and I appreciate learning the precise facts about my electricity use. Congrats and keep up the good earth. PH PS I shop the Whole Foods in Medford, MA. on my way to Logan Airport although I live in SW NH. Wish there was a WF closer.

Dana says …

Very Good! Now this is something that makes me say, "We are getting right and this can truly help someone in need."