Green Tip: Save energy in your home while you’re on vacation

It’s almost summer and we all know what that means: summer vacation! To help you save some energy and money when you leave town, we have a few items  to add to your travel checklist. Before you leave for your long weekend or vacation, it’s important that you rid your home of phantoms. Though you Read More »

Green Tip: How to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

For all the items around your house that may put a strain on the environment – and a dent in your wallet – there’s one appliance that always stays running – the refrigerator. Though the refrigerator remains an indispensable tool, it guzzles up energy in ways you might not realize. Fortunately, with a few tricks Read More »

Green Tip: Green and Clean Clothes

Sustainability in Clothing Did you know the clothing industry is the third most pollutive in the world, after oil and agriculture? Modern clothing production is extremely carbon and water intensive: For example, one pair of jeans requires thousands of gallons of water to manufacture, and the contaminated water gets cycled back into our global system. Read More »

How to Test Your Water

Water issues might not be making as many headlines anymore, but even if your local supply hasn’t made it to the news, you might remain at risk without knowing it. Given the number of contaminants that can make their way into shared or even private wells, you’ll need to make sure your drinking water stays Read More »

Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning Alternatives

Air conditioners place immense pressure on the electricity grid during peak periods of demand and are a big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. They’re especially a problem in big cities like New York, where research has proven that air conditioners actually make the city hotter by discharging heat right back into the air. A website Read More »