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How Schools Can Reduce Energy Costs and Promote a Sustainable Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part III of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, Managing Principal of The Stone House Group When you think back on yo...

You'll Never Look At Your Refrigerator The Same Way Again

Wonkblog | Ezra Klein | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

Todd Moss, vice president and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, recently bought a new refrigerator. It's one of the nice new refrige...

Why Buildings Are Smarter Than You Think

Dave Bartlett | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Dave Bartlett

In the U.S., buildings account for around 40 percent of our energy consumption. Yet, they waste 50 percent of that energy. A depressing set of numbers? To me, it's an opportunity.

Make Batteries Last Longer: 5 Tips To Get More Use | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We use a lot of batteries. They don't create carbon emissions when inserted into a walkie-talkie or a digital camera. I'm sure parts of the battery's ...

Utilities Try Tactics Like Frowny Faces To Encourage Less Waste

New York Times | LESLIE KAUFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A frowny face is not what most electric customers expect to see on their utility statements, but Greg Dyer got one. He earned it, the utility said, ...

Miami Beach Eco-Sin: Patio Heaters At 65 Degrees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the UK, patio heaters are nowhere to be seen, and George Monbiot called for their ban three years ago. But on the sidewalks of Ocean Drive in Miami...