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

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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. easy green living tip green living how to go green saving energy saving money going green and saving money green living tipsBut you don’t have to take your home totally off the grid on the first day to make a difference. Going green is […].

How Does Recycling Save Energy?

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Everyone knows that by recycling, we are helping to save landfill space and conserve natural resources, but did you know that by recycling you are also saving a lot of energy? The more we recycle; the less energy is needed, costs are lower and we also alleviate the harmful impacts of the processing and extraction of virgin resources on the environment. Quick Navigation for How Does Recycling Save Energy. ENERGY RECYCLING SAVES.

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New Energy Efficiency Standards Announced

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Earlier this summer in his climate plan speech, President Obama spoke of new energy efficiency rules to cut down our emissions. He wanted to set efficiency standards for appliances and federal buildings that, combined with the first term standards, will reduce carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by 2030. energy sector for one year, and will save families countless dollars on electric bills.

7 Home Energy Efficiency Tips!

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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.

Big Green Ideas and Small Ones Are All Needed

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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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7 Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Fridge And Freezer

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. Refrigerators and freezers represent one of the best opportunities in your home to achieve both energy and money savings. So to help you start saving energy and money around your home we’ve come up with the following energy efficiency tips for your fridge and freezer: Energy efficiency tips for your fridge and freezer. Estimates are that you can save 15% of your electricity that the fridge uses if you keep the condenser coils clean.

Human Propelled Energy: Right Under Our Nose

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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. Human propelled energy is the ability to harness energy that comes from human activity without impeding humans in any way. Below are a few examples of what may transpire into another clean energy player.

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

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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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Energy-Saving Laundry Tips

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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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Going Green, Making the Philosophical Choice Work at Work

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Purchases are made with an understanding of their energy requirements. And, while the resulting esprit de corps is a good thing in and of itself, the business also wins economically, by saving significant money and gaining ‘good guy’ status as a corporate entity that cares about the planet. The expected number for next month should also be clearly cited, as well as directives for meeting the number, and how much meeting the number can save the company.

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Ionic solvents to save energy during biomass processing

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Ionic solvents to save energy during biomass processing. According to a study conducted by the scientists at the Imperial College London, ionic solvents have slippery properties that could save approximately 80 percent energy consumed during biomass processing. Scientists save energy by lubricating wood Biofuel production entails a number of stages that use varied amounts of energy.

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

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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.

12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

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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. From recycling what you can to turning off the lights when you’re not using them to drinking more tap water, these suggestions are about making minor modifications in your life that save not only energy but also your hard-earned money. The energy required to produce and transport these bottles could fuel an estimated 1.5

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Green Building Perspectives: NuVo Technologies

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NuVo will be supporting the home’s whole home audio system with its revolutionary Essentia E6G, the first system of its kind to earn the coveted ENERGY STAR rating for its low energy consumption. In 2007, we debuted the first whole home audio system to earn the ENERGY STAR: our Essentia E6G system, which has been incredibly well-received not only for its energy efficiency but also for its performance and value.

How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use. There you have it: 5 simple, inexpensive steps to live greener and save money for 2011.

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bills in Summer and Winter

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Other countries waste less, but even in the most energy-efficient locales like Scandinavia and Japan there is still plenty of fat to be trimmed. Bad habits and a lack of knowledge are responsible for most energy waste. With a little education and more attention to detail, impressive reductions in home energy expenditures are achievable. Why save electricity? Saving money while saving the planet. Energy-efficient appliances.

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Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded

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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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10 Ways to Prevent Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

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To imagine the severity of the global pollution even better, there is an animal in the remote Arctic whose body contains one of the highest level of pollutants of any organism on this planet. The word is about a polar bear who is due to the global distillation effect exposed to anthropologically created pollution even in the most remote corner of the planet. Save energy. 3 Save energy and make sure you use energy efficiently.

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SEA GULL LIGHTING HONORED WITH 2009 ENERGY STAR(R) SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD

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Leading Lighting Manufacturer Earns Fifth Honor for its Ongoing Commitment to the Development of Energy Efficient Products RIVERSIDE, N.J., March , 2009 : Sea Gull Lighting , the leading manufacturer of decorative and functional lighting, has been recognized with the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S.

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How to Bring Green into Your Kitchen

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Simple changes can decrease the amount of energy you use and thus, lower your contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a method of increasing your efficiency in the kitchen that can offer an eco-friendly twist on cooking. It saves time and energy by focusing your attention on prep and not leaving the oven or stove on while being unused. Energy-Efficiency in the Kitchen. Being green means making the optimal use out of the energy you use.

Surprising home-energy hogs

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It is, amazingly, the small appliances that can waste the most energy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Digital picture frames are small, so it is hard to see them as energy hogs, but they are. Large home appliances like refrigerators and dryers are typical examples of energy-hungry devices, and most of them are, that is true. Energy hogs, however, don't necessarily need to be large in size. Slaying the “energy vampires”, however, is worthwhile in the long run.

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Ohio's Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? - Compass

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LA Approves Plan to Buy Solar Power from Moapa River Indian Reservation » Ohios Next Big Decision -- A Clean or Dirty Energy Future? Now that the presidential election is over, the people of Ohio are facing another important choice -- whether their state will embrace clean energy measures that will save money and lives, or continue wasting energy from polluting coal plants. There's a big question mark hanging over the state's energy direction.

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Governors Applaud New EPA Carbon Pollution Safeguards

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Clean energy policies are already working in California, generating billions of dollars in energy savings and more than a million jobs. To not act would be to abandon our children and our children’s children to a planet that is unsustainably sick.”. By building such flexibility into the rules, President Obama is encouraging the rest of the country to follow Hawaii’s lead in pursuing clean energy.”.

3 Easy Sustainable Home Improvement Measures

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In today’s world, it literally pays to be eco-friendly; green is the new in color; and if you’re not bothered about the environment, you’re the villain who is hastening the destruction of our wonderful planet. Your energy costs are soaring and you know you’re not using scarce resources in an optimal manner. Any sustainable home improvement measure should make less of an impact on the environment, make improvements that are lasting, and lower your energy consumption significantly.

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Faster graphene promises quantum leap in solar devices

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Carbon has an incredible ability to adapt, change, bond, conduct and help in building cutting edge material unlike any other element on the planet. Graphene is lighter than aluminum, stringer than steel and conducts better than copper, making its usability a big step towards designing solar panels and installation that are lighter and a lot more energy efficient. Please login. Sign In.

National Green Energy Council Endorses Their First Green Apparel Company

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) SAN FRANCISCO, July 2009 | The San Francisco Bay Area, recently voted one of the “greenest” areas in the nation, is also the home of the National Green Energy Council’s newest endorsement. Here are the facts: The garments are made from recycled plastic bottles instead of harvested and processed raw materials, which helps conserve our planets limited resources while also removing material from our landfills. The environmental savings are remarkable.

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Will The Global Financial Crisis Hit The Environment?

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Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said last week he may be forced to scale back his planned investments in energy. ” Some ambitious plans like burying heat-trapping carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, refining biodiesel or investment in some renewable energy could be stopped or scaled down. Tighter purse strings could (and already is) forcing the world to save energy and look at alternative options to stretch the dollar.

Weather Predictions For 2009

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For a start, if the planet is experiencing global warming why so much cold weather? Along with your other New Year resolutions, consider a few climate-friendly ways to save energy – and attendant greenhouse gas emissions: • Turn off lights and appliances when not in use • Turn down the thermostat • Choose energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs • Recycle • Compost your kitchen and garden waste • Reduce your car-dependence.

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Global Warming Solutions

The Green Changemakers

[link] Solving global warming will improve our lives by cleaning up air pollution while investing in clean energy, green jobs and smart energy solutions that get the U.S. We need to drive smarter cars, save money with energy efficient homes and offices, and build better communities and transportation networks. So when you save energy, you fight global warming and save money, too. GREEN JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY Choose renewable energy.

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10 Myths About Sustainability

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Myth 2: Sustainability is all about the environment We should know by now that it isn’t just about saving the polar bears and baby seals. It isn’t just about switching to renewable energy , reducing our carbon footprint. True sustainability requires us to efficiently and mindfully manage our whole planet. A Prius is green because it gets better fuel efficiency than most cars, but it is still a car, and cars are not sustainable.

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Environmental Education for Sustainable Life

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Unsustainable lifestyle and energy consumption have adverse impact on the environment. In order to meet the high energy demand, countries have switched over to other choices like nuclear energy. Further, since the development process is driven by individuals, it is the social and environmental responsibility of every individual to take sustainable actions for a better planet and future. Living Planet Report 2012 from WWF.

EnerAction: Lessons and Activities in Energy Conservation

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This expansive resource on energy conservation and efficiency meets learning outcomes for Grades 4 to 7. The student website and 11 lesson plans give you a range of ways to approach energy in the classroom. Lesson #1: Playing with Energy Students play with energy-related objects at a variety of stations and consider where energy comes from, discover different forms of energy and see energy transformations.

Green Your School Guide

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School greening is quickly becoming more than a trend; rather, it is now the method of choice for providing healthy, comfortable and productive learning environments while saving energy, resources and money. Despite what many people think, green schools cost on average less than 2% more to build than a traditional school, yet the payback often occurs within only a few years due to the energy savings alone. [link] What is a Green School?

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Researchers create PV metamaterial with 95 percent efficiency

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Researchers create PV metamaterial with 95 percent efficiency. Their project deals with a specific kind of metamaterial that can absorb a wide range of light, thus leading to a new generation of highly efficient solar cells. In fact, the design can account for around a whopping 95 percent efficiency, which was previously only possible with a limited range of colors. Please login. Sign In.

Greenland's ice sheet is more susceptible to climate change than.

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. This has caused concern among scientists and researchers and what the results may spell for the planet. So what does this bode for the planet? Global climate change is a big threat to the planet. Most efficient solar panel technologies promising enhanced power output. Whats Next: See through solar panels for energy. Production of ultra thin wafers to make solar energy.

Solar Techno Park in Yokohama set to generate up to 60kW of clean.

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear mishap, Japan has far increased its attention towards alternative energy technologies. After the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami, which triggered the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, finding new energy sources is a prominent R&D area in the country. The Japanese steelmaker JFE Holdings would have taken initiative for the solar energy project to power up its productions.

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

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Executive Summary Printable version (304k PDF) Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty provides guidance and support to local government officials and staff for meeting three critical goals: - breaking community dependence on oil, - stopping community contributions to global warming, and - preparing the community to thrive in a time of energy and climate uncertainty. Tackle private energy consumption.

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The Sunflower: A heliostat designed to light all dark corners of your.

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Eco factor: Bulb embedded socks use kinetic energy to illuminate. Ray of Light Mosque designed to maximize energy-efficiency. Eco Factor: Offshore car parking to generate renewable energy. Of the various ways architects and designers try to capture the sun for energy, concentrating solar power systems seem the most practical and efficient. Please login. Sign In.

Tube shaped solar cells to be integrated in clothes

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Imagine your clothes having the ability to recharge your phone battery or providing energy for your iPod to listen to music. Scientists have been working on developing energy producing clothes. This configuration will be far more efficient than the conventional solar cells. Carbon fibers and TiO2 promise to bring us a energy efficient future by application on clothes and paper.

Cars free zones: A new paradigm in healthy and sustainable living

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. The decision proved to be greatly beneficial and Strøget now boasts of having the planet’s longest pedestrian street. Zero-energy dwelling has always been a dream for the eco-conscious lot. Lake House is one such zero-energy, sustainable concept house. Eco Factor: Houseboats designed to be powered by solar energy. Whats next: Underwater turbines to produce renewable energy.

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Best green household products must for every home

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Renewable Energy. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Most of us aren’t aware of just how much energy we consume on a daily basis. But with PowerTab, users can gauge their energy consumption by switching the device on near appliances to see how much power is being used. GE Energy Smart LED lamps. Since they’re small, it’s easy to assume that they aren’t energy sapping. What’s next: Energy efficient electric vehicles.

The Story of Stuff - Take Action 10 LITTLE AND BIG THINGS YOU CAN DO

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Stories of people making these changes in their lives: "In the past three decades alone, one-third of the planet’s natural resources base have been consumed. A great deal of the resources we use and the waste we create is in the energy we consume. All these things save energy and save you money. And, if you can switch to alternative energy by supporting a company that sells green energy to the grid or by installing solar panels on your home, bravo!

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How to Green Your Lighting

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Start with the fact that a conventional incandescent bulb turns only around five to ten percent of its consumed energy into light, the rest goes out as heat. CFLs cost a bit more than an incandescent, but use about a quarter as much energy and last many times longer (usually around 10,000 hours). LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are a technology that allows for extremely energy efficient and extremely long-lasting light bulbs. What’s the Big Deal?

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