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CR’s Green Living Guides

CR's Green Choice

EXPERT TIP

"The environmental impact of products doesn’t begin and end inside our homes. With the expansion of our Green Choice criteria, we're looking at the holistic impact of an appliance on the environment."

Shanika Whitehurst

Associate Director of Sustainability

Growing Green

EXPERT TIP

"Mulching lets you recycle the nutrients within your grass by feeding them directly into your lawn. It also reduces your carbon footprint, since those clippings don’t have to be collected and transported."

Misha Kollontai

CR Test Engineer

Hitting the Road

EXPERT TIP

"EVs are best for the environment, but you can still reduce your impact with the right gas-powered car or truck. About a quarter of CR’s recommended cars earn the Green Choice designation, including midsized vehicles and even some larger hybrid SUVs and minivans."

Jake Fisher

Senior Director of Auto Testing

Keep Your Cool

EXPERT TIP

"A heat pump won’t be the perfect system for every home, but the technology is worth considering anytime you need to replace or upgrade part of your HVAC system—even in places with cold winters."

Liam McCabe

Home Editor

More Earth-Friendly Solutions

EXPERT TIP

"You might be able to do away with garbage bags. If you compost food waste, use a garbage disposal, and recycle aluminum and glass products, what’s left should be innocuous enough to go straight into the trash bin."

Perry Santanachote

Sustainability Editor