The City of Kansas City, Missouri's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program focuses on greening city fleets in order to improve regional air quality. The city currently operates 334 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and uses an alternative fuel or an alternative fuel blend in most of the city’s roughly 3,000 vehicles. The city has a 15-year … Continue reading Kansas City "Greens" Its Fleet – Saving Money and Reducing Air Pollution
As temperatures cool across most of the country, let's not forget the heat waves of June and July, nor forget that the heartland is still experiencing a major drought that has ruined many crops. Summer 2012 will be remembered for triple-digit heat waves and heat-related deaths that swept across the country. Here are some facts … Continue reading Heck Yeah! Summer 2012 Was Hot!
So you want to make your shower greener? Did you know showering is the second largest energy cost in most households and 22-48 percent of the energy used to heat a shower is lost in storing warm water? Luckily, you won't have to grow plants in your shower... introducing a water recycling shower! It looks and feels like … Continue reading Greenovations: Water Recycling Shower
This entry highlights my most recent "green" project... replacing an old, 3-4 gallon per flush, toilet with a new eco-friendly, water-saving, 1.28 gallon per flush, toilet at my rental property. This project will result in saving approximately 6,000 gallons of water per year, hopefully lowering my tenant's water bill, and knowing that I'm doing my … Continue reading Green Project | EcoToilet Install & Recycle