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New rebates have been added for 2021.

San Diego’s power utility San Diego Gas and Electric rebates are here.  SDGE or SDG&E has a bunch of money saving SDGE rebates and ways to go green and save money.

  • $500 instant rebate Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters
  • $100 instant rebate Gas Water heaters
  • $200 instant rebate variable speed pool pump
  • These are Instant rebates at specific stores.

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4 Dec
2020

Winter Season Home Preparation Tips

Posted by Norman F, December 4th, 2020

winter, snow on the road

Winter is the time of the year to help protect the value of your home and save energy by making several adjustments.  Now is not the time to remodel or repaint your home, but a time to fine tune the operation of your home. You’re basically dialing in any changes you may for Fall, and should move major fixes to springtime.

In October/November when the daylight savings time change occurs, it is time to work on your Smoke Detectors – Carbon Monoxide Alarms.

Carbon Monoxide Detector – Smoke Alarms

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whole foods, natural cosmetics, no more toxic chemicals

Everyone wants to look good and feel good about their body!

  • Did you know that many cosmetics that women use on a daily basis may contain toxic ingredients?
  • Most cosmetics don’t even have an ingredients list on them!

It’s time people know what they are putting on their body.

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1 Jul
2020

Recycle Everything – Recycling Tips

Posted by Norman F, July 1st, 2020

Last Update: 1/19/2021

recycle bins, recycling bins

Before Considering Recycling

Lets get real, recycling is the last resort for getting rid of waste.  The vast majority of items do not get recycled. Plastics break down into microplastics that pollute our environment and animals. We’ve grown to understand that REDUCE is far more important.

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15 May
2020

Green Summer Preparation Tips and Season Home Preparation Tips

Posted by Norman F, May 15th, 2020

swimming pool, inground swimming pool, Polaris pool sweep

Summer is rapidly approaching, it is time to clean up your place. Getting ready for summer can generate a lot of waste. The warmer weather opens up the opportunity to get outside more often as well as requires us to cool down the home.

 

EWG has a nice list of tips to help you clean your house the green or more eco-friendly way. Read the rest of this entry »

11 Apr
2020

Earth Day 2021 – Become more Eco-Friendly and Green

Posted by Norman F, April 11th, 2020

Earth, Reuse, Hands Holding Earth

Happy Earth Day, Tuesday – Thursday April 20-22, 2021. It’s great that more attention is being paid to eco friendly, green causes. Earth Day started slow, but has gained momentum every year. We celebrate it everyday as do many of our readers. Look for local events in your community.

Take time to help educate friends, neighbors, family members, and strangers about ways to lead a more eco friendly or green lifestyle. Only through extended enlightenment, can the cause succeed.

  • Eat leftovers, do not go out to eat. Use what is in your fridge
  • Think twice about buying new clothes or shoes, consider a resale shop or website
  • Use a refillable water bottle
  • Change all your lightbulbs to CFLs or LEDs
  • Walk or take public transportation instead of driving your car today.
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Recycle everything you can today. Learn new ways to recycle items.
  • Plant a new tree in your garden
  • Stick to organic, sustainable, and local products today.
  • Eliminate your junk mail
  • Start using a reusable bag
  • Switch to an Electric Car like a Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3
  • Put solar panels on your roof

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10 Apr
2020

Earth Friendly Clothing Choices – Bamboo, Nylon, Polyster, Microfiber

Posted by Norman F, April 10th, 2020

Over 11 million tons of textiles went into landfills in 2018.  Few people equate fashion with environmental issues, but it is a big problem.

Did you know that making clothes is a dirty process?  Per the Wall Street Journal April 2019:

The textile industry has generated about 380 million metric tons of plastic—more than other individual sectors such as electronics or consumer and industrial products or building and construction, according to a 2017 study in the journal Science Advances. Plastic accounts for 63% of the materials used to make clothes, according to a 2017 report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and 73% of those materials end up being incinerated or put in a landfill each year.

Most people do not want to negatively affect the environment with their clothing picks. Shockingly, there are several gotchas with even this simple Choice. Read the rest of this entry »

24 Feb
2020

Improving Indoor Air Quality – VOC eating Plants – Hepa Air Filters

Posted by Norman F, February 24th, 2020

air cleaning plant, air purifying plant

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality refers to how clean the air we breathe indoors is. We spend 90-95% of our time indoors. Often times the air outside is cleaner. This leads to health problems like allergies, asthma, etc.

Consumer Product Safety Commission and EPA has a good guide on how to improve indoor air quality. EPA has an extensive list of items that affect indoor air quality.

Major air quality problems include: Smoking, Fireplaces, Mold, Dust, Radon, Stoves.

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1 Jan
2020

No Money Down Free Solar Panels – Lease Solar Equipment

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2020

Last update: January 2, 2020

solar energy, solar power, solar panels

Interested in Solar Power but don’t have tens of thousands of dollars? Free Solar Panels?

Tesla Solar, and most other solar power installers, have an interesting program where you lease solar equipment and pay a monthly lease. The Solar Lease payment and lower electric bill will be less than your current electric bill. The company owns the solar panels and you rent them by paying the cost of the power.

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1 Jan
2020

Winter Green Pest Control Tips – Ants, Organic Pesticides

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2020

Green pest control with orange guard

Winter time brings on the bugs, seemingly at the same time every year. The ants in our area seem to love to visit our kitchen when the first heavy rains hit. Almost everyone has to deal with pests.  Whether indoor or outdoors, we need to think about eco friendly, green alternatives to toxic pesticides. Here are some Winter Pest Control Tips that we have found from trial and error.

Access control – Finding Where Ants are Coming From

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