Holiday Light Trade-in and Recycling Program at Home Depot

Program re-instated for 2011 – More details! Do you have strings of old incandescent holiday lights around your house?  Do they even work?  Even if they don’t you can trade them in for a discount on energy efficient LED holiday lights at Home Depot from now until November 14, 2010. Home Depot will recycle the […]

Energy Savings Leads to Green Jobs

We spend a lot of time talking about things that families can do in their homes or apartments to save energy.  Today we are going to flip that around some and look at some of the things that result from individuals and businesses seeking to improve their energy efficiency, namely green jobs. Software Advice, in […]

Reflections on Earth Hour

On Saturday we joined the world for Earth Hour by turning off all the lights in our house as well as most other things too.  Well almost all the lights, we left the LED night light on in the kids’ room for them.  We also kept the home network on so that our TED5000 home […]

Don’t Forget Earth Hour Tonight at 8:30pm local time

Join in the world wide movement to show support for our planet, Earth Hour.  Tonight, beginning at 8:30pm your time, turn out the lights for 60 minutes.  Instead of candles, I recommend having rechargeable lanterns and LED flashlights on hand.  I have our solar powered rechargeable lantern charged and ready to go.  In addition to […]

Shades of Green from Consumer Electronics Show 2010

In flipping through the Endgadget coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas this week, I noticed a few green products that are worth mentioning.  There are way too many ebook readers and LED & OLED based HDTVs so I won’t even begin to discuss those, but here are some more interesting […]

Upgrading Your Existing Decorations to LEDs

I have always loved the spiral tree lights in front of homes during the holidays.  I broke down and bought one a few years ago, but it only lasted two seasons before half of the lights stopped working.  I was bummed, but wasn’t about to buy another one to have it go out in a […]

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 coupon for the purchase of energy efficient LED Christmas Lights.  Limit 5 exchanges per customer and this […]