Cooking Green: 15 Eco Tips for the Kitchen

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Cooking green isn’t about recreating Dr. Suess’ famous eggs. Being a green cook means making earth-friendly choices in how we prepare our food. Luckily, it’s a recipe that we can follow for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As eco-minded consumers, it’s easy to focus on the big money items — buying green appliances or building a […]

First Home Certified Emerald Under Green Building Standard

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RGB Custom Builders of East Stroudsburg, Pa., has built the first home to be certified to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard rating system. Builder Bob Brown’s home scored a total of 724 points in the six categories of the standard, which include energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development […]

Green Tips: Fan Out For Maximum Heat

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Radiators and wall heaters are often inefficient at heating large spaces. This can be a real drain on your heating bill. Go green! Make your old heater more eco-friendly by using an oscillating fan to spread heat evenly through the room. Oscillating fans are especially helpful in older homes that rely on their heating from a […]

Simple Lighting Switches for Electricity Savings

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As the seasons change again, do you find yourself eying rising utility costs and wondering how to save money on electricity. Saving electricity doesn’t just make good environmental sense, it’s also good for your bank account. Even small changes in the way you use energy can help you save on electricity bills. Try these easy […]

What Is Solar Power?

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More people than ever are are deciding to go green at home. And, often, one of the first things they want to know about is solar power. To explain all the ways that solar power can be used at home would take days, so let’s start with a simpler question: “what is solar power?” The […]

Energy-Efficient Appliances Pay Off with Green Rebates

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Maybe you have been contemplating some changes around the house but you haven’t found the time, or you don’t know exactly what to do. Before you tackle any other home improvement project, consider making a few improvements that will make your home more energy efficient and get you the green stamp-of-approval from the government.

12 Ways to Go Low-Energy at Home

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Save energy at home with these 12 efficiency tips. Are you concerned about the amount of energy you use in and around your home? Here are 12 easy-to-implement ideas your family go low-energy at home.

Now Hear This: Your Body Suffers the Effects of Noise Pollution

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It’s common in most cities. Construction workers and musicians consider it “part of the job.” What is it? It’s noise pollution and it’s time to listen up because the next sound you hear may hurt you. Mounting evidence suggests that noise batters the body. Sound waves literally crash against your body. Normal sound levels are […]

Southern California Edison Installs “Smart” Meters in San Gabriel Valley

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2009 – Southern California Edison (SCE) is installing smart electric meters throughout the San Gabriel Valley as part of the Edison SmartConnect program, which will help customers save energy and money. SCE customers in parts of Montebello, Alhambra, East Los Angeles, El Monte, Monterey Park, Industry, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Pico Rivera […]

Turn off, Unplug and Go Green

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The world is about to get a little bit darker. And that’s a good thing. Now, in it’s third year — and growing globally — Earth Hour encourages millions of people regardless of country or culture to turn off their lights (and other electrical devices) to collectively reduce carbon emissions. Earth Hour takes place tonight, […]