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. 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 […].

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. 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. This is a great start to moving our planet forward.


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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.

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 “Superfreakonomics” Levitt and Dubner address the issue of global warming and radical theories on how to address it, and in “How To Think Like A Freak” they discuss the impact of incentives on behavior relating to energy consumption.

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. While much of the news recently has been about how President Obama can create his own legacy of action on climate change and clean energy, many Sierra Club chapters continue to help teach communities about the steps that can be taken locally. Energy Solutions. Energy Outlook.

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. Read on to discover three of the most popular ways you can modernize your home to become as energy efficient as possible. Energy Efficient Heaters. How do Energy Efficient Heaters work?

What is Energy Efficiency? 3 Ways to Save Money and Reduce your Impact

Green Living Ideas

What is energy efficiency? Efficiency is the most affordable and fast way to reduce your monthly electric and water bills and reduce your impact on the planet. The post What is Energy Efficiency? Green Lifestyle annual cost of appliances boost energy efficiency energy-efficiency green home water efficiency

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. 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. 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.

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. 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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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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Calling all Angels? A $100m fund to unite Arab Gulf and Israel businesses

Green Prophet

Juganu installs proprietary street lights maximizing energy efficiency and lighting stability. . Business agtech Dubai Energy Efficiency Jerusalem solar watertech

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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. Livestock factory farming uses, in many cases, as much energy as a city. 10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth. Vegetarian living is continuing to gain momentum due to its many advantages both health wise and environmentally.

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.” ” From having to pay an expensive disposal fee at the tire shop to the chemicals and various earth-unfriendly products that go into making them, tires have definitely been more black than green. Tires are becoming more eco-friendly, which is […].

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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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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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.

Save The Planet and More With These Eco-Friendly Solutions for Businesses

Eco Friendly Daily

From the use of raw materials, energy, and greenhouse gases to the transportation impact of supply chains and the handling of harsh chemicals and solid waste, the retail industry’s carbon footprint continues to harm the environment. Water and Energy-Efficient Products.

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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

Using Your Wallet to Help Save the Planet

Eco Friendly Daily

Energy Efficiency. Investing in home improvements aimed at improving energy efficiency is another way consumers can use their spending habits to be more sustainable. Companies that Use Clean Energy.

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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. For example, the most efficient 2012 Energy Star Televisions between 42” and 60” screen size offer a yearly cost to operate between $13-$15. Some brands Energy Star recommends are Aquos by Sharp, Samsung, LG and Panasonic.

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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. However, it’s this change that has kept AGL on the cutting edge of the energy industry and allows them to address all your solar energy needs.

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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How Does Recycling Save Energy?


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. Why does recycling save energy?

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons


Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. Heat that is a great source of thermal energy. Geothermal energy is energy contained beneath Earth’s crust. A connection of the words ‘geo’ and ‘thermal’ simply refer to the origin of this energy, where ‘geo’ stands for earth and ‘thermal’ for heat. What is geothermal energy? Geothermal energy comes in the form of heat produced within the Earth. Energy

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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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. COMPOSTABLE BIODEGRADABLE Going Green Green Health NON-TOXIC BIO-BASED REUSABLE WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT car care green car care tips green car cleaningGreen Car Care Tips. Green your car! If you drive a car on a regular basis chances are it is like a second home.

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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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.   If you find yourself falling victim to despair or cynicism about the fate of our planet, look no further. These 10 recent clean energy victories will give you hope for the planet.

A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

Green Prophet

There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. However, small businesses can take advantage of renewable energy in a variety of ways too. Choose a Greener Energy Company You don’t have to put solar panels on your roof or buy a share of a windfarm to receive renewable energy.

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. Design clean tech Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai workers Energy Efficiency green tech solar canopy

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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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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.

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. Power & Energy: Winner: GravityLight uses a weight to run a small generator to power an LED. Finalists: StoreDot , LanzaTech , General Fusion , Pollinate Energy.

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Renewable energy will not support economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy will not and cannot support perpetual economic growth, the way we have been doing it for so long, for too long, in fact. Industry, and its practices, as is the case today, requires large amounts of energy in the form of electricity and gas (not to mention water also often) and is not sustainable in in its current way.

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

Green Prophet

” These words and those in the report expressed a dire warning that unless intense efforts are made to curb the increase in greenhouse gasses created by overuse of fossil fuels, the worst is yet to come, in regards to the effects of climate change on both animal and human populations on planet Earth. Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” said Mr. Rajendra K.

7 appliances that will save you money and energy

Green Prophet

For decades now, the onus of energy conservation has been pretty much placed upon the consumers of energy–the common folks. There were great numbers of truly conscientious citizens who, in earnest, gave their very best efforts to cut back in every conceivable area of energy consumption, from learning to live a little bit chilly during the winter and a little bit sweaty during the summer, to foregoing watering of newly established lawns.

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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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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. We would pick up trash along the road, keep our thermostat at an energy-efficient temperature, and spent time in nature. Featured heroines for the planet leaders mentors women

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. Israel has experience in water technology innovation and implementation, and the country is aiming to attract open-source water partnerships with cities around the world to solve water shortage and energy efficiency problems on a global scale.

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 We are living as if we have an extra planet at our disposal,” said Jim Leape, WWF international director general to Al Jazeera English. “We The WWF is urging governments to implement a change in policy that would reduce human demand for land, water and energy and measure a country’s success beyond its GDP figure. :

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.

Save your desktop some energy!

Green Life Smart Life

That computer of yours is an energy sucking piece of machinery. 90% of desktops do not run efficiently. EZ Wizard is a great tool on the Energy Star Website that can help you out! For Mac users simply go to the apple pull down menu and select “system preference” and then click on “energy saver” You can figure it out from there. . Each list will allow you to set how long you want to wait before your computer goes into “energy saving mode.”.

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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.