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The Best A/C Temperature: Stay Cool and Save Energy

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 04, 2014

In the heat of the summer, it’s tempting to run the air conditioning full blast 24/7. However, that’s not exactly environmentally friendly – or easy on your wallet....


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Great Grill Accessories

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 23, 2014

One of summer’s greatest joys is dining al fresco on juicy hamburgers or marinated mushroom kabobs fresh off the flame. It’s not only fun, it’s also green; if you...


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5 Sweeping Statements about Brooms

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 02, 2014

Much as we might want to deny it, housework is a basic fact of adult life. And because everyone needs at least a rudimentary path to their doorway, you can’t get much more basic...


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Home Energy Audit: DIY and Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2014

Lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. If that sounds good to you, it may well be time to perform a home energy audit. This procedure tracks power consumption...


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Energy Efficient Windows: A Win-Win Solution

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 24, 2014

Energy-efficient windows are double winners. Not only do they decrease heat loss from your home on chilly winter days and nights, they also work to keep out hot air during the peak...


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10 Ways to Stay Cool While Out and About on Summer Days

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2014

Summer’s here and the temperature is rising. On scorching dry days, you may be very tempted to stay home with the shades drawn, huddled next to your air conditioner or fan. But,...


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Green Awareness Activities for Toddlers to Teens

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 15, 2014

Environmental protection is an issue that affects our children deeply. The condition of the world when they grow up will shape their health and their lives. Even very young toddlers...


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Power Failure! How Long Will Your Food Stay Good?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 10, 2014

Electrical outages have become much more common in the US over the past two decades. Summer storms and winter freezes are both capable of knocking out local power for hours or even...