Going Green Made Easy: 4 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Living Green & Saving Energy

Most people have a big misconception about water and energy conservation. They think that, if you really want to save the planet, you have to make huge, life-altering changes to your routine.

New Energy Efficiency Standards Announced

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this summer in his climate plan speech, President Obama spoke of new energy efficiency rules to cut down our emissions. energy sector for one year, and will save families countless dollars on electric bills. This is a great start to moving our planet forward.

Podcast Questions Efficiency of Energy Efficiency Policy

Environmental News Network

While listening to recent episodes of “Freakonomics”, I came across an interesting episode titled “How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?”, which questions the efficiency of energy efficiency policy. In the podcast “How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?”,

7 Home Energy Efficiency Tips!

Green Living Ideas

Buying a new home is an exciting venture, though it might seem daunting for those looking to have the least impact on our planet. Often older homes need retrofitting to become more energy efficient, but even new homes can benefit from simple tweaks to make your home cleaner and greener (and save you money). Below we’ve shared some of our favorite green living tips for homeowners new and old to make homes more efficient and healthier for all the residents.

Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California

Sierra Club Compass

« The Latest Great Clean Energy News | Main. | New Ads Highlight World Banks Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo » Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California. Green Building Council to hold a forum on energy efficiency and solar installations.

7 Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Fridge And Freezer

Green Living Ideas

. Refrigerators and freezers represent one of the best opportunities in your home to achieve both energy and money savings. Your fridge and freezer will use a lot of energy to replace all the cold air that flows out every time someone opens the door.

Modernize Your Home With These 3 Energy Efficient Upgrades

Eco Chic

Across the world people are increasingly embracing energy efficient retrofits that significantly lower financial costs while preserving valuable resources that would otherwise be wasted. Energy Efficient Heaters. How do Energy Efficient Heaters work?

Understanding the 3 R’s of Eco-Friendly Tires

Living Green & Saving Energy

Fortunately for our planet, this is all starting to change. eco-innovation energy efficient materials Eco-Friendly Tires Automobile tires aren’t traditionally considered “green.”

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

Here 10 reasons why vegetarianism can save the planet as reported in 2010 in The Observer, a United Kingdom periodical. Eating lower on the food chain requires less energy to produce and offers far more healthy benefits. 10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth.

Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source. The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year! Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you.

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Big Green Ideas and Small Ones Are All Needed

Living Green & Saving Energy

It is clear that the planet needs more environmentally friendly ideas, but we should be careful about getting caught up in the idea that only big, global solutions are going to work. bottled water green construction green remodeling saving energy Big green ideas energy efficient home save energy small green ideas

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Conserving Resources

Green Home Blog

is the world’s second largest energy consumer; only China uses more. Recycling a ton of mixed paper saves the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline. energy comes from petroleum, 25% from natural gas, 21% from coal, and 9% from nuclear plants. Transportation accounts for 28% of all energy used in the U.S. The amount of energy in the sunlight that hits the earth in a hour could power the whole planet for a year. Conserving Resources.

Human Propelled Energy: Right Under Our Nose

Green Home Blog

Human Propelled Energy: Right Under Our Nose. Although humans still struggle to create, embrace and utilize clean energy it remains an uphill battle when special interest groups worry more about the bottom line than the health of our planet. Tagged: ENERGY EFFICIENT.

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Holiday Electronics: A Quick Guide to Grabbing Green Gadget Gifts

Green Home Blog

Energy Star. There really is no excuse to purchase anything else besides a certified Energy Star product. These electronics are built to work at their optimum level while using as little energy as possible. It also surpasses a laptop using ten times less energy.

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Green Car Care Tips

Green Home Blog

Your vehicle may not be the high end electric hybrid whirlwind you may like it to be so until you can score one, make yours roll with the planet in mind. Either way, reuse stops planet abuse. Green Car Care Tips. Green your car!

David Keeps Winning: 10 Recent Victories That Will Give You Hope for the Planet

Sierra Club Compass

That's the word I repeated over and over this summer, as news rolled in of one clean energy victory after another. On top of that, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission just reported that 100 percent of new electricity on the U.S. Coal Coal-Director Energy Solutions Health

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Flexible Solar Canopy to Cover Dubai’s 2020 Expo Pavilions

Green Prophet

An enormous flexible canopy of photovoltaic cells will shade the pavilions at Dubai’s 2020 expo, an innovative step towards greater energy efficiency for the international event, but critics warn that the workers slated to build the necessary infrastructure stand to suffer the most.

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E-Cool-Logical: Convincing Your Teen to Go Green

Green Home Blog

Many are bogged down with sports and school or so disenchanted with things like politics and religion saving the planet seems moot. Energy Efficiency Going Green Green Schools Recycling REUSABLE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS Convincing Your Teen to Go Green green teen teenagersE-Cool-Logical: Convincing Your Teen to Go Green. Not every teenager comes prancing out of the cast of Glee to embrace environmental change.

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The Ocean Cleanup wins Katerva – the Nobel Prize of Sustainability

Green Prophet

” Katerva, founded in 2010 by business intelligence strategist Terry Waghorn, is a not-for-profit organization that finds, evaluates and accelerates disruptive, sustainable innovations that will show measurable impact on this planet in the next 10 years.

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Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out--And Hoarded | Living Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded by greenwise on February 9, 2011 Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs makes even more sense now. Starting next year incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the USA, with much more energy efficient CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs) already widely available to replace them.

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Smashing Some Green Myths

Green Home Blog

Some have an accurate picture, others simply repeat what is told them from factions who don’t want to see the energy/fuel paradigm drift away from coal, oil and gas. If every computer purchased by business this year met new ENERGY STAR requirements, companies could save up to $1.6 More important, large energy efficiency retrofits at big U.S. Finally, under the heading of energy, are two myths which are being used like political hardballs by the Republican right.

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Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said Mr. Rajendra K. Lifestyle Climate Change Energy Energy Efficiency fossil fuels oil United Nations

Heroines for the Planet: Laura Turner Seydel

Eco Chic

Ironically, one of my favorite shows as a kid was Captain Planet , a show which Laura’s father, Ted Turner, created. She’s the Chairwoman of the Captain Planet Foundation , which promotes environmental education and gardens in schools, and Zero Waste Zone-Downtown Atlanta.

Environmental Crime: Who is Offending? Who is Watching?

Green Home Blog

Fortunately, these and many other groups are intergovernmental agencies working together throughout the globe to make it more difficult for corporations to get away with desecrating our planet and our people in the name of profit. SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS SUSTAINABLY SOURCED WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT eco crime environmental crime environmental toxinsEnvironmental Crime: Who is Offending? Who is Watching? It seems as though every few years an environmental crime makes the headlines.

Watec – Meet Green Prophet at Israel’s Huge Water Event

Green Prophet

It happens every two years, and this week delegations from all corners of the planet are expected to converge in Tel Aviv, Israel for the two-day water conference and expo called WATEC. Meet Karin at the WATEC conference this week in Tel Aviv.

Energy Saving Tips for Washing Machines & Dryers

Green Living Ideas

These energy saving tips for washing machines and dryers will have you saving money (and saving the planet) in no time! The post Energy Saving Tips for Washing Machines & Dryers appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle dryer efficiency energy-efficiency green home living sustainability washing machines

Qatar (Still) Has the World’s Largest Carbon Footprint

Green Prophet

According to the WWF Living Planet report, high-income countries have an ecological footprint on average five times higher than that of low-income nations. “We Climate carbon emissions carbon footprint Energy Efficiency Qatar WWF

Safety should be key in purchasing new appliances

Green Life Smart Life

A survey by Underwriters Laboratories found out that most homeowners look for energy efficiency when purchasing new home appliances. More than half look for energy efficiency as one of the top two things they look for, ranking safety not so high. Looking for the UL mark on the packaging is helpful when purchasing new energy efficient appliances for your home. Tagged: appliances, Energy Star, energy-efficient, Rebate program, underwriters laboratories.

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Greening Your Fridge Use

Green Living Tips

With electricity prices skyrocketing and energy efficiency an important part of a green living; a kilowatt-hour shaved. from our consumption here and there helps our pocket and the planet; as does reducing food waste associated with refrigerator use

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

The folks over at Nourishing the Planet have come up with a stellar list of simple steps that every person can take to green their lives. Recycling programs exist in cities and towns across the United States, helping to save energy and protect the environment.

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Energy-Saving Laundry Tips

Green Furniture Home Design

Washing and drying your clothes uses a lot of energy. If you don’t have access to a clothing line, try and use some of these tips to lower the amount of energy you use while getting your household laundering done. The planet will thank you! This will ensure you aren’t wasting energy by drying items that don’t need as long along with items that do.Additionally, use the cool-down cycle to allow the clothes to finish drying with the residual heat in the dryer.

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Pono Home: Creating Greener, Healthier Homes

Green Living Ideas

This sense of balance or uprightness inspires the ethos of Pono Home, which works to encourage people to learn more about sustainability and climate change by making connections between the costs associated with excessive energy usage, wasteful water usage and toxic home products.

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5 Advantages of Installing LED Lights in your home

Green Living Ideas

LED lights are the most efficient, clean and eco-friendly way of lighting your home. Homes using LED lights in Melbourne are saving money on their monthly bills and benefiting the planet while doing it. Sponsored Posts energy-efficiency LEDs lightbulbsThey are a fantastic alternative to halogen or standard lights, and offer the best solution for illumination in your home.

How Green Are the Olympic Games?

Green Prophet

Regarding energy consumption, a number of projects by the London municipality have been on-going to reduce energy consumption by encouraging people to walk or ride bicycles within the Olympic areas, and by use of renewable energy.

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Solar Contest: Win a $16,000 Solar System, No Strings!

Green Living Ideas

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the latest and greatest craze in the energy market is sweeping the nation and it just might be the answer that we’ve been looking for! But wait, hasn’t the sun been powering the planet for.

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PLANET GREEN ANNOUNCES FAN FAVORITE RETURNING SERIES PREMIERING IN 2ND QUARTER

Green (Living) Review

SILVER SPRING, MD, April 2009 : Planet Green , the first 24-hour multiplatform lifestyle and entertainment brand devoted to the environment, announced that Emeril Green, Focus Earth with Bob Woodruff, Greensburg, Renovation Nation, and Wa$ted! The new season openers headline Planet Green’s special Earth Day celebration “Turn Back the Temp: The Coolest Week on TV” beginning April 19 – 25. Coming back for its second season, Planet Green’s series Wa$ted!

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Heroines for the Planet: Green For All’s Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Eco Chic

She has a bold yet simple vision for the future — one in which everyone gets to prosper while not destroying our planet. Phaedra has also led Green For All to help states like Washington and New Mexico pioneer state-level green jobs and energy-efficiency programs.

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

Can we have a future where people get the food, energy, and economic growth they need without sacrificing nature? And we’re doing everything we can to sustain Ohio’s renewable energy standards, which are key for climate progress.

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly (Green) Jobs

Green Furniture Home Design

With deforestation attributing to about one quarter of all global warming this is something we (planet Earth) just can not afford. Solar Power Installer – Where ever the sun shines there should be panels of photovoltaic cells capturing that energy, and you could be installing those solar panels or solar-thermal water heaters! Solar Energy Industries Association – Events & Education. Solar Energy International – Renewable energy education.

A few things that are not – necessarily - going to save the Planet

Green (Living) Review

A few things that, maybe, aren’t going to save the Planet but still will be beneficial for you and the Planet. Here's a list of things you don't have to do to save the Planet, either because they ultimately don't have much of an impact or because there are simpler or less expensive actions that are actually better for the environment and have a much greater impact. Buying real instead of processed food is better for your health and that of the Planet.

Solar Energy: A Guiding Light To A Brighter Future

Green Living Ideas

However, the most promising change may just be in how we gather and generate energy. AGL has been providing and meeting their customers energy needs for the last 175 years and that has required a great deal of flexibility and, you guessed it, change.

One Planet Living

The Green Changemakers

[link] Guiding Principles - Take action Individuals Government Businesses Guiding Principles of One Planet Living ® To achieve a sustainable future, we need to design communities which enable people to live sustainably. Download the One Planet Living Communities Manual here PDF 1.2

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Carbon Falling, Economies Rising: Expectations for the Paris Climate Summit

Conservancy Talk

Those collected commitments highlight how countries are working together to steer the planet toward a low-carbon future. In 1995, our world was a very different place. The global population was a little more than 5.6