5 Eco-Friendly Car Products  

While walking and riding a bike are the greenest methods of transportation, they aren’t very practical for most people, especially suburbanites. Most of us need our cars to get through daily life – getting to work, shuttling kids around, etc. – so going without a vehicle isn’t really an option. But this doesn’t mean you … Read More.

New Year, New You: How You Can Spend More Time Outdoors

The average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. When it’s broken down, the time spent in buildings accounts for 87 percent and the last six percent is spent inside of vehicles. If you’re ready to resolve to spend more time outside, … Read More.

People’s Food Co-op SNAP Matching Donation Drive

People’s Coop thinks that having access to healthy food that you can trust is super important. And it’s something that seems very relevant for our community to keep in mind this holiday. Every week People’s gives away over $300 in funds to folks using their EBT cards at thier Farmers’ Market.
According to the U.S. Department … Read More.

How to Beat Your Heat Bill in 10 Simple Steps

As the temperatures outside drop this winter, keep your home’s interior warm and comfortable with these effective heat-saving strategies. The following tips will also help your household conserve energy and reduce utility costs throughout this season.
 
1. Hang Thermal Curtains
Cover windows with heavy, woven drapes to prevent heat from escaping through the glass panes. Keep … Read More.

10 Ways to Keep Your Heat Indoors this Winter

Along with the changing seasons comes that inevitable dip in temperature which makes you want to snuggle under a blanket and avoid the frigid outdoors as much as possible. However, despite your efforts to shut out the cold weather, sometimes warm air escapes through windows, doors and other openings, thereby causing temperatures to drop inside.
Implementing … Read More.

5 Eco-Friendly Ways Startups Can Help the Environment

There are so many things to worry about when creating a startup, from the specifics of the business plan to the hiring of key staff. Making your office environmentally friendly might seem like a luxury, but give it some thought and don’t push it to the background. Startups can make a big difference in minimizing … Read More.

The Impact of Recycling

Americans spend and average of $51,000 on household expenditures per year.  Most are for items which end up as trash and goes to the landfill.
Currently, the average person recycles 1.14 pounds per day-if-everyone doubled what they recycle from 1.14 to 2.28 pounds, our nation could be recycling 30 million tons annually. 65 million more tons … Read More.

8 Ways to Reduce Your Water Waste

Most of us are almost unaware of how much water we waste on a daily basis.
 Water is wasted waiting for the shower or sink to warm up, on the slow leak you have in the toilet bowl that you never knew about and from sprinkling your lawn every day.
With some of the newer developments surrounding … Read More.

9 Gadgets that Help You Monitor Your Energy Use

Energy efficiency, carbon footprint, emissions: You know these are measurements you should monitor and adjust, but how to get started? What’s the best way for an Average Joe (or Jane) to take charge of their energy use?
Thankfully you don’t have to pursue a fancy science degree to begin understanding your carbon footprint. Instead, you just … Read More.

Audi Traffic Light Recognition Could Save Billions of Gallons of Fuel

There’s a stoplight ahead. Do you slow down to approach the intersection cautiously or speed up to make sure you get through while it is green?
The Audi Online traffic light information system may solve this constant city street conundrum once and for all.
Recently revealed as a prototype in the Audi A6 Saloon, the automaker showed … Read More.