• Green Living: A Review of Energy Star Light Bulbs

    GOOD Product: Ecobulb Soft White Light Bulb by Feit Electric Type of Product: Energy Efficient Light Bulb Product Specifications: Price: 4 pk $13.99 8 pk $26.99 Guarantee:  None This product uses a whopping 78% less energy! My Rating: GOOD Product Overview: This Product is designed for all people who wish to decrease their energy use and pocket savings. I recommend this bulb for its savings in both areas. If you would like to purchase this bulb for your own home, click here. This bulb is a great money saver whether you purchase the 4 pk or the 8 pk. It is Energy Star certified, which means it has the official Environmental Protection…

  • Nuclear Energy: The Environmental Powerhouse of Today

    One of my great loves when talking about living green, is the use of renewable energy sourcs. There are three different major types of energy sources used in the world today: fossil fuel energy (like coal, oil, and natural gas–which aren’t renewable), what we traditionally call renewable  energy ( like wind, geothermal, hydropower, solar ), and nuclear energy.  No matter what type of energy source you use, there are important considerations to make when deciding to utilize it. So today I will discuss nuclear energy, how it’s created, advantages and disadvantages, and potential consequences of its use.  The Breakdown of Nuclear Energy  The Atom Before discussing the details of the…

  • Energy-Star Ratings and What They Mean

    Have you ever shopped for kitchen appliances and wondered what the energy-star rating means? Or shopped for a washer and dryer and wondered, how do I know which one of these to buy? Which one of these products is going to save me money down the line? Or which one of these products is the gentlest on our environment? I bet you have, I know I have. So, I researched it and found out, and over the years, I’ve found the Energy-Star label quite useful when trying to purchase different products I have needed for my home. These labels have helped me answer my questions and then some, so it…

  • What’s the Big Deal About Fossil Fuels?

    What are fossil fuels? Fossil Fuels are fuels such as oil shales, kerosene, petroleum, coal, tar sands, bitumens, natural gas, and heavy oils. The most common fossil fuels being oil, coal and natural gas. The world’s most commonly used source of energy today happens to be fossil fuels. But did you know that technically fossil fuels are a renewable source of energy? However, due to the fact that they take millions of years to form and are being burned up faster than they can replenish, they are considered non-renewable. Once they are depleted, it will take another million years to form more, and by that time, none of us will…

  • Autumn Fun

    Thoughts on Living Green this Halloween Season

    Ah yes. Autumn. The time when the temperature gets cooler, at least on my half of the hemisphere, and the time for the color of the leaves to change from greens to browns, oranges, yellows, and reds. The time when earth displays her magnificent beauties. You breathe in that fresh autumn smell and reminisce playing in the leaves as a child. It’s a time when the smell of pumpkin spice latte’s and pumpkin spice everything lingers in the air. Pumpkins and decorations adorn people’s homes, some scary, others more harvesty. Pumpkin this, and pumpkin that. Jack-o-lantern here, and there, and everywhere. And then memories of that one special night that…

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