5 Feb
2018

How to have a Green Valentine’s Day – What is Eco Friendly Green Sex?

Posted by Norman F, February 5th, 2018

Valentine's Day, Champagne, lingerie, chocolates

Having an Eco Friendly Green Valentine’s Day or any holiday, is more and more desirable these days. How can you green your Valentine’s Day?

fair trade certified flowers, roses, whole foods

  • Instead of a Valentine’s Day card, send a virtual Valentine’s Day card or make your own card
  • If you must send flowers, try to purchase flowers that were grown locally to your area or ones that are Fair trade Certified
  • Why spend a large amount of money and resources eating out, when a romantic dinner is even better?
  • Buy your meats and vegetables for your big meal from a local farmers market or from local sources
  • Buy any new garments from a high-quality used clothing store
  • Utilize reusable bags to hold gifts
  • Compost any meals leftovers, flowers, cards etc.
  • Give out green oriented treats like handwritten poems, homemade scents, and handmade arts and crafts.
  • Observe eco-friendly romantic relations

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9 Jan
2018

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

Posted by Norman F, January 9th, 2018

air cleaning plant, air purifying plant

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality refers to how clean the air 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
2018

Con Edison Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

Con Edison Energy Efficiency Rebates
New rebates have been added.

Utility Company Con Edison has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy and money.

  • Con Edison has $20 rebate on eligible Dehumidifiers. $35 rebate on eligible Washing Machines. $50 rebate on eligible Dishwashers
  • $30 rebate on Energy Star A/C
  • Up to $1000 rebate on energy efficient heating and cooling equipment. Exp 12/31
  • Get a free programmable thermostat for your central air conditioning system.

Questions?, call 1-877-870-6118.

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1 Jan
2018

AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018


New AEP Ohio rebates have been added.

Utility Company AEP Ohio has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy and money.

  • Free Home Energy Profile
  • Have AEP Ohio haul away that old refrigerator or freezer energy hog for FREE and get $50
  • $50 rebate for buying energy Star qualified washing machine, freezer, refrigerator, electric water heater
  • Instant discount on qualified ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) you purchase at participating retailers.
  • Solar energy fund grants are also available for solar panel installations.

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Rebates

PG&E customers can get a big $500 back for EV ownership!

This is in addition to the $7500 Federal Tax Credit on New Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicles. Tesla will hit the limit on this credit in 2018.

BMW

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1 Jan
2018

TXU Energy Efficiency Rebates – Oncor Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

TXU Energy Rebates
New TXU Energy rebates have been added.

Utility Company TXU Energy has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy, go green, and save money. They serve the Texas area and are the Number 1 Electricity Provider in the State.

  • Free Mornings & Evenings when you sign up for AMS enabled smart meter.
  • 3% Cash Back Loyalty Reward for selecting an energy plan – Payable by the end of February for the previous calendar year to eligible customers in good standing as of the payout date who have remained a customer continuously from date of enrollment on an eligible plan.
  • Up to 50% off when using a Season Pass
  • Refer a friend and get $50
  • Sign up for renewable energy in Texas

Questions, call TXU Energy at 1-800-883-6060.

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1 Jan
2018

Duke Energy Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

Air purifier, Gas Furnace
New rebates have been added.

Utility Company Duke Energy has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy, go green, and save money. The programs vary depending on the state you are in.

Questions, call 1-877-388-7676.

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1 Jan
2018

Solar Panel Installation – Site Planning

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

Last Update: May 2018

Sunpower solar panels

You have read Are Solar Panels for me? and decided that Solar Panels are in your future. Planning a new solar installation requires lots of analysis and planning.  You need to size your solar system, select solar equipment, select a payment option, and find a qualified local solar installer.

Get a Free Solar Power Estimate from a local vendor by clicking the advertisement above.

Sizing a Solar Electric System

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1 Jan
2018

Dominion Energy Efficiency Rebates

Posted by Norman F, January 1st, 2018

Air purifier, Gas Furnace
New rebates have been added.

Utility Company Dominion has a bunch of programs and incentives to help save energy and money.  They have really scaled back the rebates in recent years.

  1. Buy qualifying ENERGY STAR® lighting from participating stores, you will receive a discount.
  2. Home Energy Improvement program is a free in-home energy audit and improvement program for income-qualified customers.

Questions, call 1-888-366-8280.

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Last Updates: 10/10/2018

recycle cell phones, buy iphone

China Doesn’t Want our Trash Anymore!

In July 2017, China filed notice with the TWO that it plans to limit entry of foreign waste.  This means that scrap and other recycling will be imported far less in the future.  As the top producer of waste, the US will have to find a new place to unload our recycling. The US exported $16.5 billion in scrap during 2016 with over 2/3 of that going to China.

China is setting up a rule that used plastics and paper scrap would have to meet a 0.3% benchmark for carried waste. (staples, glue, other residue)  This level is very difficult to achieve. In the future, other countries including India, Vietnam, will have to pickup the load.

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