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The 12 Days of a Healthy Home: A Holiday Checklist

Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Beres, BBEI, CGBP

What we do seek, and at the top of most people's wish list these days, is good health. Why then, do we adorn our homes with holiday décor and engage in activities that could be making the whole family ill?

Is Energy Efficiency a Good Thing Even With Rebound?

Gernot Wagner | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Energy inefficiency can't be good. That doesn't yet mean that efficiency alone is sufficient. Every economist worth his or her degree would conclude that we need a price on carbon or a similar instrument. Bonus fact: There's no direct rebound effect with pricing mechanisms.

Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Noah Horowitz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Saving energy means power plants don't need to make as much electricity -- and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.

Light Bulb Angst: Grow Up

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Just as with the rather ridiculous and exaggerated claims about the calamities that would befall all of us if we removed lead from gasoline, we hear similar refrains about the catastrophic consequences of eliminating incandescent bulbs. And yet, just as with lead removal, the economy did not collapse as the bulb phaseout was implemented.

All Systems Go as We Say Goodbye to the Old, Inefficient 60-Watt Bulb on Jan. 1

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Six years ago, President Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs - and eventually save Americans $13 billion on their annual energy bills.

LEDs: A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving

Noah Horowitz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Switching to energy-saving LED lighting to brighten the holidays and America's homes, businesses, and streets could lower U.S. electric bills by billions of dollars and avoid millions of tons of pollution annually. That would truly be a gift that keeps on giving.

"Fall Back" Into Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Noah Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

This Sunday (Nov. 3) most Americans will go through the annual ritual of changing clocks back an hour in preparation for winter's gradually decreasing daylight, a period also referred to as "lighting season" because the shorter days mean we'll be using more lights in our homes and businesses.

My Experiment With Light

Markus Kayser | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts
Markus Kayser

The unnoticeable movement of light and shadow arguably is one of the most significant qualities of natural light as objects and spaces are ever changing in their appearance and the transitional qualities from light to darkness.

The Washington Post's Triple Fail

A. Siegel | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

The Washington Post graphic, which "proves" that over 10 years, incandescent lighting would cost the purchaser $5 less than buying LEDs, doesn't get into factors such as the time value of money, investment risk or opportunity costs.

Washington Must Walk the Talk: "Make It in America" Must Move From Slogan to Solutions

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We might not be able to match the incentives offered by our trading partners dollar-for-dollar, but we can make the choice competitive enough that we can leverage the inherent advantages that our country still offers.

'Green News Report' - July 19, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another re...

Your Eco Etiquette Cheat Sheet

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've reached a milestone:...

Michigan's Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jeff Bocan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Bocan

I have seen the light at the end of Michigan's proverbial economic tunnel, and that light shines bright with LEDs. Can I get an "Amen"?!

Eco Etiquette: Help! Compact Fluorescent Lights Are Ugly!

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I try my best to be environmentally conscious (I recycle, bike to work, buy organic when possible), so I recently bought CFLs for my whole house -- bu...

Tattletale House Knows When You're Not Green (And So Do Neighbors)

New York Times | Steven Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most homeowners have a general sense of whether or not they are being energy efficient, a hunch confirmed or disproved when the monthly bills arrive. ...