When I’m approached on the floor by customers about CFL bulbs (or any product that helps them save electricity), I try to engage them in conversation about other measures they could take to reduce their power bill. Fortunately for them, some of the most effective changes don’t involve replacing all of your windows or re-insulating an entire house. If you’re on a budget, that’s even more reason to take action today to start saving money each month.
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ENERGY STAR is celebrating 20 years of empowering Americans to save energy with its “Change the World” campaign. Take a look at how you can share your own efforts to use energy more efficiently with others.
Think the kids in the video above are cute and clever? Yeah, me too… which is while I’ll probably give them a vote in ENERGY STAR’s “Be an ENERGY STAR” Video Challenge currently running on Facebook and YouTube. Yes, this is another one of those “make a video about something that matters to you” contests […]
Did you know that you could have vampires in your home at this very moment? Most of us do – in the form of a vampire load. A vampire load (also known as a phantom load) is the power that is sucked from a piece of electronic equipment when it is seemingly turned off (but […]
Don’t have $25,000 lying around for a new solar system, you say? Longing to go a darker shade of green but don’t have an extra $1000 for a tankless water heater? We know the feeling! There are so many things you can do to make your home and life more eco-friendly that are FREE (for […]
Ten earth-friendly ideas to spark your imagination Intangibles can deliver green good all year long (and reduce clutter) 1. Donate time or money to a charity in honor of the gift recipient (a gift to Environmental Defense is a good choice). 2. Buy carbon offsets in the recipient’s name. Along with cutting your own carbon […]