Interview with Jeff Sutherland – Inventor of Scrum and Renewable Energy Advocate

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the pleasure of learning a more effective way to manage projects. The two day course, titled Scrum Product Owner training, was taught by Jeff Sutherland, the inventor and co-creator of Scrum and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. During the class he mentioned […]

Gearing Up Green for the Super Bowl

Tweet Pin It I am very excited for the New England Patriots to be in Super Bowl XLIX and almost as excited to see that LEDs will be lighting the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game. As Katherine Tweed notes in her article LEDs Will Shine on Super Bowl Sunday, the stadium will […]

Win 3 Green How-to Books!

Tweet Pin It Welcome to the Green Resolution Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! This great group of green blogs wants to help you make resolutions to live a more eco-friendly and healthy life this year! At the bottom of this post is a list of other blogs offering great prizes […]

Addicted to Electricity

Tweet Pin It “My life would be miserable and I wouldn’t ever be happy, unless I had a shelf full of boardgames in my room [if I didn’t have electricity].” “If you’re not charging your iPod, could you plug in my iPhone?”  “I have another cable, I can plug them both in.” Our family is […]

Upgrading Historic Church Pendant Lights to LED

Tweet Pin It Have you noticed that many churches have the same lantern-style chandeliers? Our church and my mother’s church both have them. Jon and I can’t help ourselves, but we notice the lighting wherever we go.  We don’t necessarily notice how bright it is or how classy the fixtures are, but we do notice […]

Comment on the Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

Tweet Pin It I listened to a live town hall with Gina McCarthy of the EPA this week. During her opening statement, she asked that people who care about climate change and green house gas emissions submit a comment on the proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. They are getting a lot of […]

Keeping Dirty Coal & Oil Offline During this Heatwave

Tweet Pin It As the east coast experiences yet another heat wave this week, we are also experiencing peak demand for electricity to run all those air conditioners.  As demand increases, so does our reliance on dirtier forms of energy like coal and oil.  With a few small adjustments, you can help keep the peak […]

How Green is My Electricty?

Tweet Pin It A reader living in New Hampshire recently asked us how clean her electricity is. She had read a controversial piece about natural gas in the Wall Street Journal.  She had just switched to a high-efficiency natural gas boiler and was now concerned she had invested in the wrong solution to efficiently heat her home. […]

Making Sense of Watts and Watt-Hours

Tweet Pin It One of the hardest concepts to grasp related to energy savings is what is the difference between a watt (W) and a watt-hour (Wh).  If you are going to try to understand your electricity consumption and savings, it is very important to get this key concept.  Unfortunately, we can’t see electricity flowing […]

What I Did Today – Energy Star for Buildings

Tweet Pin It I don’t talk about my work much in the blog but when I was thinking back to what I did that was green today, a work thing popped into my head. Today I received notification that the five Energy Star building certifications I had applied for were approved. Energy Star for Buildings is a […]