Category: Past Challenges

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…

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…

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┬ásounds 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…

Greening Your Laundry

Despite what you may think, not all of your laundry has to be washed on hot, or even warm for that matter. You can get special detergents which work best with cold water,but the truth is that most detergents nowadays will do just fine….

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…

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…

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…

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