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Kill a Watt Review and Giveaway

I live in the Northeast and as you might have guessed, my monthly electricity bill in winter months can feed a family of ten. We try to save energy wherever we can although I don’t think we are a typical American family that has 3.5 TV’s, cable boxes, and game consoles.  I don’t use the […]

October 17th

The UN Urges a Vegan World

What will the projected 9.1 billion people on Earth by 2050 eat? Are animal products a generation or two away from a stigma like smoking cigarettes? Last year Lord Nicolas Stern, a former adviser to the British government on the economics of climate change, said the world would be better off if we all ate […]

June 9th

That’s A Lot of Poop

This fall the Liaoning Huishan Cow Farm in northeast China will open the largest manure power project in the world. The poop from 250,000 cows will be processed in four General Electric Co. biogas turbines. The plant will annually supply 38,000 megawatt-hours and is projected to supply 15,000 residents with power. But the process addresses […]

May 14th

Can Concrete Be Eco-Friendly?

Pioneers of green building techniques are faced with the challenging task of identifying and integrating the use of innovative, sustainable materials into the canon of eco-friendly building. Of course, any new material must answer the complicated question, “Is it really green?”  In recent years, concrete and its use in flooring and countertops has gained popularity […]

December 21st

Eco Sporting in a Winter Wonderland

If there were an athletic equivalent of the endangered species list, most winter sports, like skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, would have to be on it.  As global temperatures rise, the world’s major mountain resort areas are losing substantial portions of their snowpack. The season for winter sports is shrinking so much that many mountain resorts […]

November 9th

Keep Warm with Green Home Heating

The energy market is extremely volatile, hence you never know what to expect with fuel oil and natural gas prices come winter time.  About the only thing you can count on is a bill that keeps getting higher while you burn up more and more irreplaceable fossil fuels. You can stay warm in the winter […]

November 7th

Solar Power Your Car

Despite prototype solar vehicles at car shows, solar auto racing competitions, and the upcoming (and pricey) Tesla Motors electric vehicle that can be powered by sun rays, the marketing of solar-powered vehicles to the general public seems a long way off. If you are hobbyist with a penchant for solar technology however, time is on […]

October 25th

Green Building/Remodeling

It used to be that years ago home builders weren’t terribly concerned about building materials and their impact on the environment.  The goal, especially during the post-war housing boom in the United States during the 1940s and 50s, was to put up a lot of houses and put them up fast. Keeping building costs down […]

October 14th

Cost-Saving Home Energy Tips

Energy usage is a major player in the game of going green. When it comes to energy use in your home, there are many things you can do to cut costs and boost energy efficiency. From calculating your energy expenditure to becoming educated about green home improvements, your energy consumption can change dramatically with just […]

July 8th

Waste Reduction Efforts Net Zero Waste Goals

Consider for a moment that humans are the only species on our planet that generate waste—not exactly a distinction conveying a higher order of thought!  In a natural cycle, one creature’s cast-offs are another’s food resource.  Our traditional and linear production methods force most waste to be considered garbage, which means that a significant amount […]

December 18th