You CAN make a difference and you can make an even bigger difference in combating global warming and creating a healthier home environment when you team with the Alvarado Group. We believe it is EASY BEING GREEN within Madison WI and by giving our clients this Green Home Care Package it gives us hope for a better world and a healthier planet. If you have any questions not answered here feel or want a tour of Madison WI real estate, free to contact Alvarado or call (608)251-6600.
Your Green Home Care Package includes:
COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT BULBS
If every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with a CFL, it would prevent enough pollution to equal removing one million cars from the road.
- By replacing four standard bulbs with CFLs, you can prevent the emission of 5,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and reduce your electricity bill by more than $100 over the lives of those bulbs.
- If every household replaced its most commonly used incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, electricity use for lighting could be cut in half. Doing so would lower our annual carbon dioxide emissions by about 125 billion pounds. This action alone could halt the growth in carbon dioxide emissions from the United States, given recent growth rates.
By far the easiest way to make a big difference in your home is to replace all the light bulbs in your home with compact fluorescent light bulbs. We help get you started with new CF light bulbs.
Important to remember: We MUST recycle CF light bulbs. They can not be thrown in the garbage because these light bulbs contain mercury. Please remember to recycle your CF light bulbs when they do burn out (which is years from now!)
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NON-TOXIC, HEALTHY CLEANING KIT
Common cleaners give off fumes that have been linked to increasing the risk of your kids developing asthma, the most common serious chronic childhood disease.
1 in 13 school-aged children has asthma. Rates in children under five have increased more than 160% from 1980 – 1994.
The average U.S. home generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year (the EPA designates toilet cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, oven cleaners, and bleach as hazardous waste).
How green can a home be if we are constantly cleaning it with toxic cleaning products? Many of our clients share in the struggle with a family member that suffers from asthma. One of the first things that was recommended to us when our youngest son, Leo, was diagnosed with asthma was for us to replace every cleaning product in our home with a non toxic product. Not only has this improved the air quality in our home but it has also helped us cut back on household waste (concentrated packaging) and many of the products are recyclable as well as the packaging.
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SAMPLES OF RECYCLED PRODUCTS
- If every household in the U.S. replaced just one 4 pack of 400 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled ones, we could save: 1,450,000 trees, 3.7 million cubic feet of landfill space, equal to 5,500 full garbage trucks, 523 million gallons of water, a year supply for 4,100 families of four, and avoid 89,000 pounds of pollution! WOW!
As you move into a new home there is always the mandatory trip to the store to stock up on necessities like toilet paper and paper towels. With our Green Home Care Package, you’ll be set as you move in with recycled toilet paper and a package of recycled paper towels.
Our key chains are made from 100% post consumer recycled tires. Our pens are made from recycled paper, plastic and wood.
CANVAS TOTE BAG: Our very own Alvarado Group Tote Bag is purchased from a social entrepreneur who wanted to help poor women in Sri Lanka and created a non-profit cause in Wisconsin by establishing a business which sells canvas tote bags at fair trade prices.
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LOCAL RESOURCES AND SPECIAL OFFERS
Whether you are moving a couple of blocks or are new to the United States one thing that remains crucial in creating a sustainable economy is to BUY LOCAL and we are committed to helping our clients connect locally. We offer a list of local businesses that you can do business with, www.DaneBuyLocal.com, and we also feature a resource center of local home improvement contractors and professionals so before you go to the yellow pages to find an electrician, landscaper or dentist, please refer to our Local Experts resource center or email us (our internal list is updated frequently).
Healthy Homes Assessment for Alvarado Group clients: As a client of the Alvarado Group we offer you a $100 discount on a Green Home Assessment. Call Healthy Homes today and schedule a green home expert to meet with you in your new home and show you items that already have green attributes as well as provide a range of simple to more challenging improvements that can be made and help you prioritize projects.
The assessment will also provide a Green Home Certification for the homes that qualify. Even if your home doesnt currently quality for the certification, the assessment is a great opportunity to highlight the simple steps needed to get the certification, which is free of charge for Alvarado Group clients. In the long run owning a home that is green certified will most definitely add value. It is a powerful tool that will continue to change the real estate marketplace. The more homes we can help certify the stronger the awareness will be for all home buyers and sellers and most importantly the healthier well all be. (With $100 discount, fee for Green Home Assessment is $250, regular price: $350).
The professionals at Healthy Homes have been helping homeowners, builders, and developers create greener homes throughout the mid-west as a specialized Green Building Consultant. The company is now known as a top-regional expert in Green Building Science and has considerable experience helping make existing homes healthier for the occupants and the planet. Healthy Homes: 608.437.8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.