Here are some energy saving tips which can help lower the unwelcome tradition of higher energy bills following Thanksgiving celebration. (By Eric Escudero at U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office) 1.Turkey tips Don’t buy a turkey bigger than you need for your group. A smaller turkey takes less time to cook and saves energy. It’s … Continue reading Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike
Our friend Meg Holden submits "Good to be Alive Today" by Michael Franti and Spearhead for Eco-Music Monday - a low key and patient but relentlessly optimistic song...
I saw the Veil Intelligent toilet at Greenbuild2016, and wanted to know more. This toilet, which can save households as much as 6,000 gallons of water a year, has one special feature many might like, or find ridiculous- it massages your bum (if you don't believe me, check out the touchscreen LCD remote control in … Continue reading Eco-toilet saves water and massages your bum
OBAMA POWER-PLANT EMISSIONS RULE FACES KEY TEST IN COURT (From WSJ article) The Obama administration’s power-plant emissions rule faces a courtroom showdown this week, and the outcome could have big repercussions for Washington’s ability to meet its promises under a landmark climate-change accord. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the regulations a little more than a year … Continue reading Clean Power Plan survival being tested in court this week
I was visiting my hometown, Bishopville, South Carolina, this summer and noticed a bus stop sign. I thought I must have been seeing things. See my hometown is only 2.4 square miles with a population just under 3500, so clearly there's no need for a bus system, right? Actually, there is a growing movement (and … Continue reading Rural public transportation needed and demand growing
I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing while reducing waste plastic. Using an industrial process called extrusion, Conceptos Plasticos uses multilayered plastics, mixtures of different plastics and rubber to make quality construction … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy $20 million of cheese currently in surplus on the market. I'll be honest, I had no idea such a market or surplus existed that would warrant government intervention. In fact, according to a recent article in TIME Magazine, the USDA will buy the cheese from private inventories … Continue reading Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese