The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Eco-Challenge has ended. How did we do?

At the time that the Energy Saver challenge ended, we had 53 member in our JouleBug community. Now, we are 76 members strong and growing. As the Eco-Challenge community has continued to grow, so has our impact. Week by week, I watch as our numbers rise and I am continually inspired by each and everyone of you. [...]

We’re Halfway Through the April Eco-Challenge. How Are We Doing?

The "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" Eco-Challenge is at its mid-point and we've already made an extraordinary impact. Thirty-one individuals have joined the JouleBug challenge in support of sustainability through waste reduction, and I couldn't be more proud of what we are accomplishing. Let's break it down. Carbon Dioxide 2.2 thousand pounds of CO2 have been saved so [...]

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 a twice weekly purge session to get rid of the annoying [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]