We Saved 4.5 Thousand lbs of CO2 During the Energy Saver Eco-Challenge

I am new at all of this. Eco-Challenges, well, this whole site really, have been something that I have wanted to do for years. It is only now that I have finally found the time to give it my all. Though probably needless to say, there is a lot of self-consciousness, doubt, and self-criticism that [...]

Your Bathrooms Vent Fan Does More Than You Think

Using your bathrooms vent fan can do a few things for you: it can keep humidity levels down throughout your home, keep condensation down on your windows in the wintertime, and give your A/C a break. When your A/C has the added job of removing the heat and moisture added by your shower, it takes [...]

It Turns Out Saving Energy Doesn’t Take Much Energy

Few terms have the ability to shut people down faster than "going green". For many, the idea sounds more like converting to a cult, rejecting all things anthropogenic. For others, going green is semi-synonymous with emptying your wallet. For some, being green is part of a larger vision of our best selves, but even the most dedicated [...]

Energy Saver: Dress the Part

The Energy Saver Eco-Challenge with JouleBug is just 3 days 1 hour 54 minutes and 23 seconds away as I write this (but who's counting?). Today, I'd like to highlight one of the buzz-able actions which gets you 8 base-points, or points before bonuses awarded for sharing on social media and the like, and that [...]

March is all about being an ‘Energy Saver’

This months Eco-Challenge (3/19-3/25) with JouleBug is all about saving energy. This months buzz-able actions are shown in the slideshow above. Since this is only the second challenge, here is a brief re-cap of how this works and how to join: Eco-Challenges are hosted by Joule Bug, a free smartphone app which makes sustainable living [...]

Lights out, everyone! Remembering to turn off the lights can mean huge savings.

It should be one of those things that we just do. Like brushing our teeth or washing our hands. However, it isn't always that easy to do. Okay, it's not exactly a hard thing to do. I mean, you're just flipping a switch, but it's just as easy to forget. Forgetting to turn your lights off [...]