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Great Green Challenge 2012

Canadians across the country are trying to reduce their home’s environmental impact by participating in the 2012 Great Green Challenge. And we can track their efforts online!

The Bourbeau Family

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 Great Green Challenge and enter for a chance to win the ENERGY STAR® qualified Whirlpool® appliances!

Natural Resources Canada recently named Whirlpool Canada the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Manufacturer of the Year for the third year in a row. This prestigious award recognizes the exceptional work done by Whirlpool® Canada in producing and promoting energy-efficient products.

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