Sleep your PC to Save Energy

Personal computers account for about 1% of the total carbon emissions in the world according to the PC Energy Report 2009. Almost every family in the US has at least one computer at home and the sad fact is that most of the electricity used by … [Continue reading]

Christmas Light Trade-In at Home Depot – Limited Time!

We're often asked what people should do with incandescent lightbulbs and Christmas lights strings.   We have a limited-time answer and discount! Take your old incandescent light strings (working or not working) to Home Depot and receive a $3 off … [Continue reading]

Teaching Young Children About Environmental Issues

I mentioned in my Starting With Children post that I would post additional information about what our preschool did when teaching about environmental issues.  I asked their preschool teacher for information about what books she used with the children … [Continue reading]

Eat Your Presents

Consider classy consumables for presents.   It really makes people feel good to give gifts to people they love, even if they don't need anything, and as much as some people protest, it's hard to find anyone who doesn't love receiving a thoughtful … [Continue reading]

Tip: Save Water, Time and Money: Train Your Hair To Need Less Washing

Shiny, clean hair

About ten years ago I decided that I wanted to grow my hair very long.  I searched the web for resources and learned that the best way to have healthy hair is to not wash it every day.   There were tips for training your hair to not need washing … [Continue reading]

Check out our new logo

We have reconfigured the site to be able to better share information with you and customized it with our new look and feel.  I designed the logo to encompass the synergy of energy (sun), water, life (tree) and recycling all as seen through the lens … [Continue reading]

Greening Birthday Parties – Invitations and Location

We just had our twins birthday party and we tried to make it as green as possible, without being too expensive or too difficult.   I'd like to share with you what worked and what didn't work for us.  There are so many ways you can make parties green … [Continue reading]

Deep Energy Retrofit Example

So, we were wrapping birthday presents in the local newspaper when we noticed Jon's picture on the front page. He recently went to visit a house on which the owner had done a deep energy retrofit. The article points to some of the more extreme … [Continue reading]

Happy Green Halloween

We hope everyone out there has a fun, safe and happy Halloween.  We hope the ghosts, goblins, princesses and all other things have fun trick-or-treating tonight.If you have a great tip or eco-friendly Halloween ideas, leave us a comment.  Our … [Continue reading]

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