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
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
For 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
Baseball is back! After a long winter, fans celebrated the resurgence of the national pastime during the first week of April.
But something is different this year. Besides batting practice and polishing up their fastballs, many Major League Baseball (MLB) teams have reduced energy usage at their ballparks and cut down on electricity costs. Continue reading
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
Battery containing solar panels against blue sky
It’s almost Earth Day and that means people are starting to think green. And while doing your part on this special day dedicated to recognizing and acting upon environmental change is certainly respectable, what would be even more upright would be to maintain this mindset for the other 364 days of the year as well. Continue reading
When April 1st comes around each year, practical jokers take the opportunity to pull harmless (hopefully) pranks on their friends and family. And while it’s alright to be the “fool” on this one day, let the calendar date remind you to consider where your actions—or inactions—may have been less than savvy on other days. Continue reading
Lately, corporations are experiencing a positive form of peer pressure. An increasing number of businesses are reevaluating their energy choices and are implementing cleaner, cost-effective initiatives in order to become more sustainable than their competitors. Continue reading
Small-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
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.