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Should I Adjust My Thermostat Or Keep It At The Same Temperature All Day?

Should I Adjust My Thermostat Or Keep It At The Same Temperature All Day?

Thatcher Michelsen October 31, 2013 0

There are a lot of myths out there about ways to save energy and how you can live a greener lifestyle, so it's sometimes confusing for homeowners who hear conflicting advice

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3 Ways To Make Your Tailgate Party Eco-Friendly

3 Ways To Make Your Tailgate Party Eco-Friendly

Thatcher Michelsen October 31, 2013 0

Football season is in full swing, which means that many American families and sports fans are heading out to stadiums every Sunday (or Saturday for college) to have tailgate parties before the big game

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Another Study Shows That Energy Efficiency Saves Money

Another Study Shows That Energy Efficiency Saves Money

Thatcher Michelsen October 29, 2013 0

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA), a consumer advocacy group, has published a study that provides further evidence in favor of energy efficiency as a way for homes and businesses to save substantial amounts

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Is The U.S. Making Real Progress On Climate Change?

Is The U.S. Making Real Progress On Climate Change?

Thatcher Michelsen October 28, 2013 0

Recently the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its annual report on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and the news was relatively good for advocates of green living

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New York Switching To LED Streetlights

New York Switching To LED Streetlights

Thatcher Michelsen October 25, 2013 0

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is continuing his aggressive efforts to make New York City more environmentally friendly by switching all of the city's streetlights to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, replacing its high-pressure sodium lights, which

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Team Austria Wins The 2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon

Team Austria Wins The 2013 U.S. Solar Decathlon

Thatcher Michelsen October 24, 2013 0

Team Austria, featuring students from the Vienna University of Technology, won the sixth U.S. Solar Decathlon earlier this month, defeating teams from all over the world in designing a house that is environmentally friendly,

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Wizard Gadgetry Tree Hugging for Greener Driving

Wizard Gadgetry Tree Hugging for Greener Driving

Thatcher Michelsen October 24, 2013 0

Tech innovation that looks like pipe dreams at the moment may one day help lower your carbon footprint — not to mention save you some money. Welcome to the age of tree hugging through

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The Case For Linoleum

The Case For Linoleum

Thatcher Michelsen October 22, 2013 0

In the past we've talked about how cork flooring presents one of the best alternatives to conventional flooring materials for homeowners devoted to green living

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Green Ideas For College Students

Green Ideas For College Students

Thatcher Michelsen October 21, 2013 2

Something that unites most college students is the fact that they don't have a lot of money

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What Can Groningen Teach Us About Creating Bike-Friendly Cities?

What Can Groningen Teach Us About Creating Bike-Friendly Cities?

Thatcher Michelsen October 17, 2013 2

In recent years, U.S. cities have made great strides in creating bike-friendly infrastructure that encourages residents to leave their car at home and travel everywhere by bike, one of the best ways to save

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