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Welcome to the 3rd edition of the RESNET SmartHome Monthly Newsletter

May 7th, 2012

April 22, 2012 was the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. More than a billion people, spread across 192 countries, took part in events the world over in order to draw attention to the serious environmental challenges facing us today. Speaking with one voice, the message they sent out was clear: take immediate action to preserve and protect our planet!

Find out more about Earth Day in this month's newsletter.

Why Earth Day is Important
Earth Day 2012 Our planet is truly a magnificent place. Known as the Blue Planet due to its abundance of water, the Earth is an incredibly complex and vibrant ecosystem, where living organisms interact with each other and their environment to create the ideal conditions for life. We have it all: it’s warm but not too warm, lots of water but again, not too much. It’s perfect. And it’s in trouble.

Which brings us to Earth Day.

In this day and age of instant information, we are finally beginning to understand the consequences of our actions and the impact they are having on our world and our survivability as a species. Wherever you look, nature is under assault and if we don’t take steps now to try and repair the damage, there might not be much of a world left for our children to pass onto theirs.

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Just How Energy Efficient is Your Latest Smart Gadget?

Smart Gadget So you’re talking on your smartphone while tapping away on your iPad. In the meantime on the flat screen TV, CNN is keeping you updated on market share prices, and you’ve got a cordless phone ready at hand to take any calls on your landline.

You are well equipped to handle the stresses and strains of modern day life, and because technology has improved so much, you’re also energy efficient.

But are you really…energy efficient, that is?

You might be surrounded by all this hi-tech stuff but you have to ask yourself: just how environmentally friendly are these products and are they really as energy efficient as they claim to be?

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