Tag: green life

Improving Energy Efficiency on a Global Scale
Economy

Improving Energy Efficiency on a Global Scale

Green energy initiatives are a large part of today’s government and community strategies to help the United States become less dependent on fossil fuels. This focus means that many power companies around the country like Plymouth Rock Energy have created programs and made efforts to make their company services as […]

It’s Energy Star Certified… So What?
Green tech

It’s Energy Star Certified… So What?

We've all seen it before when shopping for electronics, home appliances, or perhaps even when entering a building - that blue star that proudly proclaims that what you are buying is "energy star certified." Most of us, based on context, have come to figure out that this has something to […]

How Can Schools Become More Eco-friendly?
Education

How Can Schools Become More Eco-friendly?

How Students and teachers help to address a sustainable future? In 1962, a book by author, Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, was credited with enabling the beginning of the environmental movement. "We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally […]

Owning a Zero Emission Car
Automotive

Owning a Zero Emission Car

There are many reasons why zero emission cars provide a benefit over a standard automobile that uses gasoline, the primary reason being the elimination of oil fuel dependency. There is also an environmentally green added benefit that zero emission cars do not emit carbon oxides which poison the environment. The […]

Does Fuel Economy Save Gas?
Automotive

Does Fuel Economy Save Gas?

Making fuel-efficient cars is obviously good for the economy, primarily because they lead to increased car sales. Poor sales figures over the past couple of years have been in large part a consequence of high gas prices, which is why many car makers have started to produce vehicles that consume […]

Advantages of Having a LEED-Certified Building
Certification

Advantages of Having a LEED-Certified Building

Many businesses claim that their company is committed to protecting the environment. Promises like these after all, are easy enough to make. Keeping them, however, is another story. Sometimes, some of these so-called "green businesses" are only concerned with gaining public points by projecting this eco-friendly image. On closer inspection, […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Panels
Green tech

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Panels

A popular segment of new home construction now is the inclusion of renewable and sustainable energy solutions. Though most renewable energy solutions are still less popular and underutilized, the savings they can provide your home are hard to ignore, particularly when you're talking about solar panels. Like any energy solution, […]

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Green tech

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

When we think of how to make a house more energy efficient, our minds often go toward expensive big-ticket items. It’s true; new air conditioners, refrigerators, and dishwashers can surely save a lot of energy compared to most older machines. If your appliances are working and aren’t terribly inefficient, keeping […]