Gift for Mother Earth: First-aid kit
Earth Aid Kits are ready-made packages to help households shrink their energy use.
What do energy hogs deserve for the holidays? Earth Aid Kits are a not-so-subtle hint to those who leave the lights on when they leave the room and the faucet on while they brush their teeth.
The customizable packages start at $75 for a dorm room, $80 for an apartment, and $99 for a home. The accompanying Web site offers carbon calculators designed to tally a household's needs and potential resource savings.
A family of three would save $460 in energy bills and 7,442 pounds of carbon after using a kit for a year, the company suggests.
Depending upon the need of each home, each kit includes a combination of programmable thermostats, smart power strips and timers, fluorescent bulbs, LED night lights, low-flow shower heads, tire pressure gauges, and weather sensors.
Recent college graduates launched Earth Aid Enterprises out of Washington, D.C.