Logitech Solar Keyboard – Typing Green

  When it comes to work, I like a clean desk.  Unfortunately, anyone that has seen my desk will testify that I almost never have a clean desk.  Paperwork, files, and even wires clutter my desk unnecessarily.  Which is one reason why I fell in love with the Logitech Solar Keyboard!...more

Solaria: An Off-Grid Earthship in Taos

Taos is very different from your usual Small Town USA. We have art, among other things. Boy, do we have art! And all manner of artists who create it. Sometimes it seems like everyone who lives here, no matter what they do for money, is an artist on some level. This is a good thing, rather than a competitive thing, because it makes for a pool of creative thinkers and doers. Like anyplace, Taos has its problems, but lack of creativity is certainly not one of them....more
When can I come stay?!more

Ameco Solar to Host 2nd Annual Solar 101 Workshop – Solar Straight Talk

Maximum capacity has been reached.  We are no longer accepting RSVP’s at this time.  Please contact Ameco Solar (562) 633-4400 or gosolar@amecosolar.com for our next upcoming Solar 101 Workshop!...more

Green Beer, But it's Not St. Patrick's Day

ESCONDIDO, CA -- Ever been to Chicago on St. Patty's Day? The river is dyed green, and the hundreds of Irish Pubs scattered throughout the city offer green beer. Thanks but no thanks....more

I really think they deserved a little more credit for the food, but not everyone has the same ...more

Supermarket Innovation & Green Design Part of Building Green Trend in Business

Not many retailers find themselves entertaining the state’s highest elected official for a store grand opening; but one Maine business did just that! A new supermarket open today in Augusta, Maine is the first in the nation to achieve platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation.   The Hannaford Supermarket will have much lower operating costs than a typical grocer; using almost half the energy of a typical supermarket.  The store's roof is green; covered with drought hardy plants to help conserve water and insulate the store. ...more

Supermarket Innovation & Green Design Part of Building Green Trend in Business

Not many retailers find themselves entertaining the state’s highest elected official for a store grand opening; but one Maine business did just that! A new supermarket open today in Augusta, Maine is the first in the nation to achieve platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) designation.   The Hannaford Supermarket will have much lower operating costs than a typical grocer; using almost half the energy of a typical supermarket.  The store's roof is green; covered with drought hardy plants to help conserve water and insulate the store. ...more

A big question on Heating, just a solar panel and a fridge

"The solar thermodynamic apply in situations where you require hot water at 60 º C, such as central heating, homes with radiant floor heating, production of hot water, heating swimming pools and so on. " ...more

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Coffee Grounds Perk Up Composting

For those of you who haven't heard about the nitrogen-producing goodness of coffee grounds you can read about it here. This is a great idea for those of you who fear the pathogens in manure. I've been successfully using coffee grounds in my home compost for years! Coffee grounds are an economical soil amendment and it makes sense to keep the grounds out of your garbage! ...more

Making the switch to solar with no upfront cost- by renting the panels.

If you can pay your electric bill, you can make the switch to solar. That's because Citizenre will install photo voltaic panels on your roof and rent them to you for the same price as your current average monthly electric bill. Plus, once you sign a rental agreement, your flat rental rate stays the same for the life of your 1, 5 or 25 year contract. Consider for a moment what one's energy bill might look like 25 years from now. ...more