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Sustainable Living in Honolulu: Public Transit, Biking, Renewables, Recycling, Compost, and Local Food

Sustainability is just about the biggest buzzword since synergy or gluten. It’s popping out of more and more mouths (and blogs) because more and more of us are beginning to realize that critical aspects of our daily lives – transportation, food, waste, power production, water management – have become complex systems that aren’t always designed […]

April 3rd

5 Energy Saving Tips To Beat The Heat

Everyone knows how uncomfortable it can be to be stuck in a hot car, classroom, or home in the middle of a heat wave…it’s pretty tough! Fortunately, beating the heat and providing yourself with a cool, comfortable environment doesn’t have to be synonymous with spending money and using lots of energy. Just try implementing some of these […]

October 9th

7 Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Fridge And Freezer

  Refrigerators and freezers represent one of the best opportunities in your home to achieve both energy and money savings. After all, your fridge and freezer account for roughly 16% of your monthly electric bill. So to help you start saving energy and money around your home we’ve come up with the following energy efficiency […]

September 25th

How Your Pool Pump And Filter Work

Most people think their pool might be a “fixed cost” when it comes to its electricity consumption, often assuming that, for hygienic reasons, they need to keep the pump going all day. However, as a general rule, cycling through your pool’s water once per day (one complete turnover of the volume of water in the […]

September 13th

How Net Metering Works

We’ve all heard about how wonderful renewable energies can be for global warming and our planet’s energy future, but how does your pocket book feel about it? Odds are, it’s a little skeptical and that’s pretty understandable. After all, investing in a solar or wind power system for your home could potentially cost thousands of dollars. […]

September 5th

How To Install And Use Your Smart Strip

Installing and using a smart strip can be a great way to save money on your monthly electric bill. While this isn’t true of most new electronics, it’s quite common for older electronic devices to draw energy while they’re in both standby mode or “powered down”. This is commonly referred to as either a “phantom […]

July 31st

8 Fracking Myths Debunked – Updated

Earlier this year I penned a popular mythbusting guide to hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking’, the process of extracting shale gas by drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a very high pressure. This process is intensive and potentially risky because the pressure is required to fracture the shale rocks and release the […]

July 16th