Plastic Free July – Why & How to Go Plastic Free

In celebration of Plastic Free July, we wanted to take the opportunity to talk about the many reasons there are for cutting plastic out of our lives. Plastic Free July is a global movement to help raise awareness about single-use plastics and to allow millions of people to play a [...]

2019-07-10T09:54:00-04:00July 10th, 2019|

Minimize Your Impact this 4th of July

The 4th of July is one of the most popular and celebrated holidays in the U.S. Unfortunately, most 4th of July celebrations are associated with tons of trash, driving associated emissions, and other air pollutants. What better way to pay homage to our country than by minimizing the impact of [...]

2019-07-09T13:49:49-04:00July 3rd, 2019|

Unique Uses for Solar Technology

Solar energy is the most abundant energy source in the world.  In fact, 173,000 terawatts of solar energy continuously hits the Earth. That’s more 10,000 times of the world’s energy usage. Since 2008, solar installations in the United States have grown seventeen-fold, from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 30 [...]

2019-06-26T09:57:47-04:00June 26th, 2019|

Different Types of Energy Storage

As we’ve talked about in the past, energy storage is especially important for the development of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Since not every day is particularly sunny or windy, these energy sources aren’t always available, and energy storage can help address any intermittency. Additionally, the [...]

2019-06-05T11:38:17-04:00June 12th, 2019|

What You Can and Can’t Compost

Many of us are familiar with composting, how to compost, and some of us have even started to compost at home or at the office, but as a refresher (or for those who aren’t familiar with it), composting is a natural process that turns organic material into a rich dark [...]

2019-07-10T09:21:05-04:00June 10th, 2019|

Summer Energy Efficiency Tips

As you know, electricity varies with the weather, as changes in the temperature and humidity affect the need for heating and cooling. Homeowners and renters see the largest seasonal variance, largely because of air conditioning use in the summer. In fact, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that residential electricity [...]

2019-05-30T10:58:30-04:00June 5th, 2019|

Surprising Items that Contain Plastic

As we all know by now, plastic is harmful. Not only for the environment but for human health as well. Despite this fact, plastic remains a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, even though most of us are actively taking steps to avoid it. “How can this be?”, you wonder, [...]

2019-05-29T10:37:23-04:00May 29th, 2019|

What is Community Solar?

With the renewable energy market booming, more and more people are exploring and considering their options for going green. In the United States, solar specifically has ranked first or second in new electric capacity additions in the last six years. There are now more than 1.9 million solar installations in [...]

2019-05-10T09:36:38-04:00May 22nd, 2019|

Reasons Why You Should Volunteer In Your Community

In 2011 roughly 64.3 million Americans, or 26.8% of the adult population, gave almost 7.9 billion hours of volunteer service in 2011. This is an increase of 1.5 million volunteers over 2010 and is the highest level of volunteerism in five years. Volunteering is important for many reasons – it [...]

2019-05-02T13:49:48-04:00May 15th, 2019|

How To Save Energy In Your Kitchen With These Tips

Cooking your own meals at home isn’t only better for your health, but it’s also much better for the environment than dining at restaurants or ordering take-out. That’s because cooking at home requires far fewer resources – less packaging, less transportation (and therefore fewer emissions), and because you are able [...]

2019-05-08T09:17:22-04:00May 8th, 2019|