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Your Energy-Efficient Refrigerator Buying Guide

Buying a new refrigerator is a daunting task. But while you may be more focused on your refrigerator's size, aesthetic, and storage capacity, there’s another variable you should consider: energy efficiency. Kiwi Energy strongly believes every home should run as energy-efficiently as possible. Your fridge is a major player in [...]

2022-05-09T15:33:03-04:00May 9th, 2022|

5 Fascinating Facts About the History of Earth Day

Earth Day is upon us! Are you ready to celebrate? Or maybe you don’t know how you should celebrate—what can you do to truly show your appreciation for our planet? It may help to better understand the history of Earth Day and why we even have Earth Day. Let’s talk [...]

2022-05-05T12:15:27-04:00April 12th, 2022|

Why Are Natural Gas Prices Rising?

Prices in the United States have doubled in 2021 and will continue to increase during 2022; also, Europe and Asia are seeing record highs at 500% spikes. The good news is that the United States won’t see the same high price increases other countries are experiencing, but there will still [...]

2022-04-05T17:40:39-04:00April 11th, 2022|

What Causes Light Pollution and How to Reduce Its Negative Effects

Is light pollution bad? Well, that depends if you are concerned about ever seeing the stars or about interrupting the natural circadian rhythms of humans and animals alike. If you do care about these things, then yes—light pollution is bad.  What are the causes of light pollution? What can we [...]

2022-03-15T19:05:22-04:00March 15th, 2022|

7 Eco-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

There's no doubt that 2020 and 2021 have been rough years. One of the biggest lessons we've learned is that Eco-friendly options are often sustainable, reliable, and cheaper in the long run.  New Year's is right around the corner, which means it's time for resolutions. We've come up with [...]

2022-01-25T12:00:54-05:00January 25th, 2022|

Why Borrowing Is One of the Most Environmentally Friendly Things To Do

Any amount of shopping you do can increase your household waste without you even knowing it. Because of that, many are looking for alternatives to outright ownership that help reduce their waste contribution. Some common tactics include upcycling and reusing old items, but there’s another strategy on the move: [...]

2022-01-25T11:44:16-05:00January 25th, 2022|

The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts

As joyous as the holiday season is, it wreaks havoc on the environment. Some estimates predict Americans throw away 25 million more tons of garbage during the holidays than the rest of the year. These stats have pushed many into looking for more eco-friendly Christmas gifts to offset this trend.  [...]

2021-12-20T16:57:35-05:00December 20th, 2021|

10 Easy Ways to Repurpose and Reuse Common Household Items

From refurbishing old furniture to ditching plastic straws, there are plenty of environmental hacks people have been adopting. But so far, it’s not enough—the average person still creates almost five pounds of garbage each day. So in a year, that amounts to over 1,600 pounds of waste per person. This [...]

2021-11-15T13:16:26-05:00November 15th, 2021|

How to Have a Green Thanksgiving: Plastic-Free Holiday Tips

Thanksgiving is all about showing gratitude for life, family, and friendships—and why shouldn’t that thanks extend to Mother Earth? An environmentally friendly Thanksgiving is the ultimate way to give thanks. But unfortunately, avoiding household waste takes more than swapping out cellophane-wrapped veggies for reusable canvas totes. If you’re stumped at [...]

2021-11-15T13:13:05-05:00November 15th, 2021|
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