Green for Homes

Spoiler Alert: Confusion Over Date Labeling Creates Avoidable Food Waste

By |2020-10-16T14:49:56-04:00October 16th, 2020|Composting, Food Donation, Food Waste, Green for Homes, Waste Diversion|

Food Waste: Ripe with Problems Have you ever brought home fresh produce, placed it in your fridge, only to forget about it until a week later, and then, like an archaeologist discovering an ancient artifact, you dig it out and notice something fuzzy growing on it? We’ve all been there. It’s unnerving to have to

Community Solar: Accessible Renewable Energy

By |2020-10-07T08:48:58-04:00October 5th, 2020|Green for Homes, Local green power, Renewable Energy|

Installing solar panels on your roof is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The average American household uses around 11,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year and switching those kilowatt-hours to a renewable source can keep around 10,000 pounds of CO2 out of the atmosphere per household; the carbon equivalent of taking two cars

Is Working from Home Better for the Environment?

By |2020-09-22T15:33:14-04:00September 11th, 2020|Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Green for Homes|

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change many of our habits. We now must wear masks, social distance, avoid crowded buildings and events, and curtail our long-distance travel—just to name a few. Countless lives and daily routines have been changed in a myriad of different ways, but at least one of those changes looks

Spring Cleaning: Keeping an Eye Out for Difficult to Manage Items in Your Home

By |2020-07-21T15:37:19-04:00July 15th, 2020|Green for Homes, Health & Safety, Waste Diversion|

With many individuals working from home, you may be choosing this time to de-clutter your space! There are potentially hazardous materials you may come across when spring cleaning, such as certain lightbulbs, thermostats, and batteries. Learn how to identify and manage elemental mercury, mercury-containing devices, and other difficult to manage or hazardous wastes. What is

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