Tag: Eco Challenge

How to Compost with Worms Indoors

Residential waste accounts for 55% of the total US waste-stream. If you compost 90% of your food scraps and yard waste, that’s an annual savings of 106 lbs of CO2 and 155 lbs of waste diverted. That’s the same impact as planting one tree seedling¬†or eliminating 11 bags (or 2 bins) of garbage! (JouleBug)

3 Ways to Get to Mailbox Zero

I have seen this image in different incarnations and I laugh every time because it speaks so much truth. Me? I can be both. I have a tendency to allow emails to build up, especially if I know they are junk mail, and have…

I Organized a Neighborhood Clean-Up and Here’s What Happened

Spring is finally here. The earth thaws and plants awaken. Life returns as the snow melts to reveal…actual tons of garbage. I haven’t quite figured out what it is yet. Is the garbage flood of spring because people litter more in the winter because…

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…

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…

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…

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