Recycling Challenge: Air Conditioner

by Samantha Wittchen

Philadelphians have been conditioned to prepare for a typical hot and humid summer. Windows are filled with those ubiquitous boxes that crank out cold salvation for us city dwellers. Perhaps this is the year you decided to upgrade your old energy-sucking air conditioner to a newer, Energy Star-rated unit. According to their website (, if everyone switched to a more efficient cooling device, it would prevent 1.3 billion pounds of greenhouse emissions.
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