There are clear benefits to doing things yourself. The main benefit is saving money. There are many others, however, including learning a new skill, getting those creative juices flowing, and even finding a new hobby. But when we heard “DIY” and “solar panels” in the same sentence together, we had to check this out for […]
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Plastic is both a blessing and a curse. It has revolutionized the way we live for the better, but it also presents us with a big problem. Namely, what do we do with it and where does it go once we’re finished using it? Every toothbrush, drinking straw, Styrofoam clamshell and pen you’ve ever used […]
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It’s no secret that not all buildings are created equal. That applies to both aesthetics and sustainability. Homes and other buildings that don’t use sustainable design and building methods have higher utility bills, lower air quality, and potentially harmful substances in their paints and finishes. That’s bad for you and your wallet. That’s where LEED […]
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These days, nearly every household has a programmable thermostat. The cheapest versions of these convenient contraptions only cost around $20, and they can save you hundreds in home heating and cooling costs every year. Now, enter the smart thermostat—the programmable thermostat 2.0. This increasingly popular smart home device is widely considered the “gateway” gadget into […]
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Today, it’s pretty much accepted that recycling is the right thing to do for the planet. But many aren’t yet aware of the full economic, social, and environmental potentials recycling brings when we participate in a comprehensive program. We want to help people understand the full benefits of recycling. With a deeper understanding of why […]
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It’s safe to say that everyone wants a cheaper energy bill. One way to accomplish this is to get an electricity plan with a great rate (like one from Chariot 😉), but you can do more. Specifically — How much you pay on your bill is directly correlated to how much electricity you use in […]
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The year is 2021. Recycling is officially cool, and single-use plastics are out. Stores, cities, states and entire countries have banned single-use plastics. This often includes plastic forks, food truck styrofoam clamshells and grocery bags you will use once, maybe twice, and then throw away. Sure, these items are super convenient for 30 minutes, but […]
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Although it flows freely from our faucets day in and day out, our actual freshwater supply is limited. Of all the water on planet earth, only 3% is fresh (meaning drinkable for humans and not salty), and 2.5% of that is currently unusable. The majority of available fresh water is either too polluted for use, […]
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Major appliances can be expensive. It’s not every day that you casually “window shop” for a new refrigerator or just “pop into” the store to pick up a washing machine. That’s why choosing the right one — one that’s energy-efficient — when you truly need it is so important. The difference between a run-of-the-mill fridge […]
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Business operations aren’t what they used to be 10 years ago — or even five! Until recently, most people haven’t even heard the term “single use plastics” or thought of replacing a plastic straw with a paper one. Today, sustainability is one of the biggest factors people consider when buying a product or service — […]
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