Three Canadian families who want to adopt a greener lifestyle – the McRae’s of Toronto, the Castro-Lara of Edmonton and the Bourbeau of Québec – have been chosen among over 500 inscriptions on Facebook to take part in the Great Green Challenge, reduce their energy usage and adopt a simpler, greener lifestyle over the course of six weeks.
To kick off the challenge, Whirlpool® home appliances outfitted each participant’s home with ENERGY STAR® qualified and energy and water efficient Whirlpool® appliances, including a dishwasher, refrigerator, range and laundry pair. In addition to show the difference these appliances make, the three families will reduce their environmental impact in their personal and professional lives and track their results on the Great Green Challenge blog and on the Whirlpool brand Facebook page. The energy they use will be calculated with a Blue Line PowerCost Monitor™, a device that displays the results in real-time. We will witness the difference between their current usage and last year’s at the same date, learn their tips to reduce household garbage by composting and so forth. While blogging about the changes they bring in their day-to-day life, these three families will give us tips so we can be greener too!
In addition to following the Challenge online, you can also pledge to try your own and enter for a chance to win the ENERGY STAR® qualified Whirlpool® appliances!