A Day Trip To Paradise
A view of crystal clear turquoise waters interrupted only by a vintage yacht moored just behind a bendy palm tree swaying in the breeze may have you thinking you’re far away in the Caribbean – or it could easily be a scene on Catalina Island. Lucky for us, this paradise is only a short drive […]
Shop Outside the Box
Over the last decade, shoppers have laid to rest the paper-or-plastic question once and for all by using a set of reusable shopping bags. It’s a simple way to use less. Just like giving up plastic bags, eco-conscious stores and shoppers are going beyond the bag to eliminate unnecessary packaging altogether. Just imagine a shopping cart filled with food and not a single box, can or […]
Green With Beauty
When Gabrielle Anwar was a little girl, growing up in a Middlesex, England country village, she made more caterpillar egg cartons than she can remember. It wasn’t that the actress’s family couldn’t afford toys. “We’re not big spenders and we lived a very simple life,” she says. “It was the 1970s and Green Peace wasn’t hip, but it was an emerging movement. However, I always found the […]
Should I Monitor My Energy Use?
According to a University of Oxford study, people who monitored their energy use saved 5 to 15 percent more energy. Still not convinced? Here are just a few reasons to try energy monitoring. Understand energy costs of ‘vampire’ devices, long showers, leaving the lights on, keeping the HVAC system on, etc. Detect if appliances need […]
How Do You Measure Up?
When it comes to home energy use, the popular business axiom, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” applies. Even after people learn that they can save energy and money by turning off the lights and unplugging their phone chargers, there are no measurements or concrete dollar figures. And often, it’s not enough to get someone […]