Set your 2012 intention to conserve energy and help restore the environment - what are you prepared to do for your home, for your community? Sit down as a family and come up with a plan and targeted goals to save. Here’s a few saving tips we can all do: 1 . Change from incandescent to energy-efficient light bulbs [...]
Let’s thank The Rivertowns Patch, and journalist Lizzie Hedrick for building a In Photos: Winter Weatherizing Tips to Save You Money. As you will see in the photos, most of what we do to seal or insulate a home is hidden in basements, and attics or wall cavities, invisible along baseboards and window frames, or behind plugs and doors. Pictures can connect people to opportunities [...]
No matter how much you conserve or consume, we welcome your participation in this vibrant discussion about what you and your family can do in your home and workplace to be more energy conscious and save money. Come learn and share with your neighbors. Gifts, free energy consultations, resource lists, refreshments and more. Program is facilitated by: Jean Hamerman, NeighborGreen Eva Finkelstein, Green Design [...]
Starting in January 2012, new light bulb efficiency standards go into effect. But don’t wait until then to get conversant with lighting terms. This NY Times primer on light bulbs helps you sort out the difference between CFL, LED’s, halogens and more.
Join us for a lively, information-rich exchange on ways to conserve energy, lower energy bills, and be more eco-conscious. Gifts, refreshments, and free consultations will be available. Come meet your neighbors at the Watercooler, 21 North Broadway in Tarrytown from 7-9pm. Conversation is lead by you with facilitation by Eva Finkelstein, Green Design Expo, Jean Hamerman, NeighborGreen, and Joanie Dinowitz, [...]
Here’s a story from the New York Times that focuses in on the problem of phantom electricity. In short, the over 160 million cable signal and digital recording boxes on TV’s all over America are hogs mostly because their drives, tuners and other components are generally running full tilt, or nearly so, 24 hours a day, even when [...]
If you have been thinking about composting (and summer is the right time to start), but didn’t know where to start or what composting machine to buy, you can learn all you need to know and get a composter at Eastchester’s Environmental Fair on June 11th. Order a Compost Bin (Earth Machine) or a Rain Barrel at cost in [...]
My vision is for trading energy conservation tips to become as common as trading your favorite food recipes. Today’s recipe for reducing our environmental footprint is on home cooling (aka air conditioning) in anticipation of a warm summer. If buying a new A/C, get an Energy Star model with a high Energy Efficiency Rating (EER). Consumers Report gives a good [...]
Starting Monday, May 16th, look for a weekly blog on low-cost and free energy-saving tips to keep you cool this summer. Save money. Reduce your carbon footprint. We call that a win-win! Photo by Doggedly Seeking Energy Savings from Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
LISTEN UP! May 13th from 10:30-11am, Founder Jean Hamerman will be interviewed on WVOC (1460 AM) by Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner about no-cost, low cost and investment-cost ways to conserve energy and save money. Send your best practices and ideas to be incorporated into the tips!