By Becky Striepe on December 10, 2012
A reader wrote in last week asking for some tips on how to reuse shower water. What a great question!
By Becky Striepe on June 8, 2012
It’s World Oceans Day, and around the world folks are planning events to celebrate our world’s oceans and raise awareness about how fragile they are.
By Becky Striepe on May 30, 2012
Hotels waste a ton of electricity on empty rooms. Just think about it, right? Every empty room in every hotel is running air conditioning or heat and probably has at least a TV in standby mode, if not a cable box, alarm clock, and other small appliances. Hotels waste from 30 to 50 percent of their electricity just on empty rooms either between stays or while guests are out and about for the day. But what if there were an easy way to completely cut the power to a room when it was empty?
By Becky Striepe on April 9, 2012
Chances are you know by now that you shouldn’t run the tap while you’re brushing your teeth, but what about while you’re washing your hands?
By Becky Striepe on March 28, 2012
Energy prices spiked in 2011, and we’re not expected to see much of a drop (if any) this year, so even if the environmental impacts of fossil fuels aren’t high on your priority list, making your home more energy efficient this year will be as good for your wallet as it is for the planet.