Monthly archive - December 2011

Saving Money by Going Green – 3 Tips That Can Save Hundreds

Saving Money by Going Green – 3 Tips That Can Save Hundreds

*+-Going green can also mean saving money since a sustainable lifestyle often means using fewer resources to accomplish the same task. We have done the homework for you and found 3 money saving tips that can help you go green today.

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The Oil Spills That Don’t Make Headlines But Should

The Oil Spills That Don’t Make Headlines But Should

*+-Last week Nigeria experienced its worst oil spill in decades and did you hear about it from our national news? Don’t feel bad if you had not heard of the Nigerian spill, there was very little coverage surrounding the issue on primetime news networks or newspapers.

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Solar Energy Takes a Giant Leap Forward with Solar Paint Technology

Solar Energy Takes a Giant Leap Forward with Solar Paint Technology

*+-It is almost unbelievable, but Sunbelievable is a solar paint technology that can produce electricity from nano-technology. Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have created what may be the next generation of solar power production.

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Cleaning Up a Broken CFL Bulb to Limit Mercury Exposure

Cleaning Up a Broken CFL Bulb to Limit Mercury Exposure

*+-In our recent article discussing the safety of CFL bulbs, we uncovered that while CFL bulbs are safe to use in your home, there are some precautions that need to be taken.   To recap, CFL…

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury Dangers Debunked

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) and Mercury Dangers Debunked

*+-There is no mystery here, the CFL bulbs do contain mercury, mercury is a potent neurotoxin, but the question remains, are the bulbs safe for your house? The best way I can convince you that CFL bulbs are safe is by providing the facts.

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Water Conservation Tips for Your Children & Family

Water Conservation Tips for Your Children & Family

*+-Children learn more easily than adults, therefore they can embrace the sustainable lifestyle early in life and pass on a greener planet to future generations. Help them implement water conservation techniques to save money and preserve our precious freshwater resources.

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Historic EPA Rules Protect Against Environmental Pollution from Power Plants

Historic EPA Rules Protect Against Environmental Pollution from Power Plants

*+-Victory for Mother Earth! The new EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) cut pollution from outdated power plants. The MATS standards are expected to help America’s children grow up healthier, even preventing up to 11,000 premature deaths per year.

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Bans on Plastic Bags Increasing in the United States

Bans on Plastic Bags Increasing in the United States

*+-Bans on single use plastic bags are becoming more popular across the Unites States. China has already implemented a similar ban effectively conserving 1.6 million barrels of oil. When considering alternatives, the paper bag actually produces 70% more pollution than plastics. What about the third choice?

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The Lowdown on Modern Electric Vehicles

The Lowdown on Modern Electric Vehicles

*+-The electric vehicle (EV) has been around for over 150 years with significant improvements in modern times. The EV is 55% more energy efficient than a traditional gas powered car, often they are faster and more fun to drive as well.

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President Obama Announces Energy Savings Initiative

President Obama Announces Energy Savings Initiative

*+-President Obama and former President Clinton unveiled a new energy savings initiative in partnership with the private sector. This $4 billion energy efficiency plan builds on the existing Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) program which has been in place for over a decade.

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