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Holidays You Didn’t Know Existed

Homeowners are all familiar with Earth Day and Arbor Day, two days of the year when people create soon-to-be-forgotten checklists for living a greener, more sustainable existence.  But green epiphanies shouldn’t be limited to just those two days.  In fact, there are other, albeit lesser known, holidays throughout the year that are dedicated to celebrating and recognizing various ways to preserve our planet’s precious resources. Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions: What Homeowners Should Know About Energy Choice

 

Are you aware of the many benefits that energy deregulation offers?  As a homeowner, you might be unsure, even if you live in one of the states offering access to deregulated electricity supply, i.e. freedom to choose your energy supplier.  That said, its impact—financially and environmentally—may seem rather hard to pinpoint for those who haven’t yet taken advantage of this beneficial government policy, though it’s existed for quite some time now, even up to 20 years in some markets. Continue reading

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A Few Things to Remember While Lighting Up the BBQ This Weekend

Memorial DayFor many Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer.  Homeowners dream of waves crashing on the beach and firing up the grill in anticipation of spending more time outdoors.

What’s more, summertime means you can retire unnecessary appliances, or at least reduce their use.  But even though you can kiss certain appliances goodbye until autumn rolls around, it’s likely you’ll be using new ones to stay cool during the hot summer months – for instance, A/C or oscillating fans, and a pool pump. Continue reading

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Celebrate Mom by Conserving Household Electricity

Happy mothers day card made by a child

Happy mothers day card made by a child

Ah, Mother’s Day.  It brings to mind warm weather, fresh flowers and, well, scrambling to get your mother a gift.  After all, it’s not easy to pick a material object that can hold a candle to the gift of nurturing received from the woman who raised you.  No wonder so many children (even the adult ones) start to feel the pressure of finding mom the perfect gift that truly says, “I appreciate all that you do.” Continue reading

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Top Small-Business Sustainability Concerns—and Potential Solutions

small business openSmall-business owners tend to be some of the world’s most tenacious individuals, as it takes a strategic, determined personality to be able to balance the vast and varied responsibilities required to run a fledgling company.  For example, consider the requirements of managing the energy efficiency and sustainability of an office space alone—a huge undertaking for any one person or even a small team. Nevertheless, small-business owners, many of whom care deeply about green initiatives, are digging into the details, and then implementing sound and cost-effective sustainability strategies. Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Electricity Supplier (Infographic)

For almost 20 years, electricity supply has been deregulated in various states.  However, many consumers still do not understand energy deregulation and how it can benefit them.  This infographic helps explains some of the details and benefits of energy deregulation so that you have the information you need to decide whether you want to choose an alternative energy supplier.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Electricity Supplier

 

 

 

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