Green Home Guide roundup: Electronics recycling, green travel and LED lights

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  • More than 70 percent of electronics, including old cell phones or televisions, may be recyclable. Earth 911 has created a helpful search feature for you to look up places to recycle electronics. Just type in a term such as "cell phone" and your zip code, and generate a list of stores and stations near you that accept that item.
  • Going out of town this summer? You can travel and still be green. Take a look at these tips from for ways you can be environmentally conscious while flying, staying in hotels and sightseeing.
  • If you've been thinking of switching over some of your old incandescent light bulbs to LEDs, read this article from CNET. They'll show you what lumens measurement you'll need, what color type to buy and whether you'll need a dimmer.

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