Great news! A survey finds that eco-friendly behaviors are growing more socially acceptable to mainstream America, and any lingering stigma around “being green” is fading. For example, over 57% of respondents said they would be “very embarrassed” if someone they admired knew they threw trash out the car window – that’s higher than their embarrassment for not paying taxes. People would [...]
Universely accepted for many years in Europe and Asia, ductless mini split air conditioners and heat pumps are fast becoming popular in the United States, too. The system is composed of three main components: an outdoor unit, an indoor mounted evaporator unit, and a wireless remote controller. The outdoor and indoor units are connected via small refrigerant [...]
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 [...]
Weather disasters marked 2011 and have resulted in billions in damage in the United States. Drought was followed by famine in East Africa and by wildfires in Texas, while Pakistan and Thailand were hit by flooding. Building collective memories of these disasters, may be a first step in getting us all to take action.
From the New York Times today: Japan, already a leader in conservation, consumes about half as much energy per capita as the United States, according to the United Nations Population Fund. But asked to step up conservation efforts in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster, the country has come together to reach - and surpass – reduction targets. So how do they [...]
A recent report commissioned by New York City concludes that shutting down the Indian Point nuclear power plant would lead to significantly dirtier air and higher electric bills for New York City residents. At issue is the loss of 2,000 megawatts of electricity that would likely be replaced with coal or fossil fuels. The “C” missing behind [...]
Foreign firms are leading the way, coming to America, to cities like Philadelphia, and setting up shop – weatherizing homes, and commercializing technologies that focus on energy efficiency. In England, generous and mandatory government subsidies for energy conservation have been so effective in getting people to insulate their homes, that over 80% of all homes have [...]
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!