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Has Earth Day Lost Its Appeal?

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | April 19th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Green Tech | tags: bikeshare, carbon-footprint, carshare, clean energy, climate change, Earth Day, Earth Month, economic issues, energy efficient, environment, environmental issues, EPA, fossil fuel, Green Living, hybrid cars, plastic bags, politics, radio show, recycle, reduce, renewable-energy, reusable grocery bags, reuse, save money, solar panels, wind energy, wind turbines

Earth Day

I recently did an interview with a local radio station. I’d been invited on to talk about Earth Month and what we can do in our homes to reduce our carbon footprint.

I offered up my usual advice — neither new nor glamorous, but nonetheless worth repeating. We must, I said, remember that the three Rs start with “reduce.” We absolutely must reduce our consumption of fossil-fuel-burning energy. And then I outlined how incredibly simple — as well as economically sound — this is. If you’re doing it right, I said, living green should, overall, save you money.

The radio interviewer interrupted. “Hasn’t Earth Day lost its appeal?” he asked. “Didn’t it used to be trendy? Don’t you worry now that no one cares?”

How to Green Your Home Without Going Broke

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | August 5th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: financing, green home, Green Living, incentive, solar panels, tax write-off, taxes

Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought about installing solar panels or a tankless water heater, and then balked because of the cost. If so, you’re not alone.

Berkeley, however, has come up with an innovative program to help homeowners afford solar systems—and it’s one that is starting to make it possible for homeowners around the country to finally afford renewable energy systems and other energy efficiency improvements.

Cool Your Car, Save The Planet

E.B. Boyd by E.B. Boyd | July 8th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: cars, Green Living, solar, solar panels, solar-power

Summer means swimming pools and hot dogs and… boiling hot cars. Raise your hand if you’ve recently almost burnt your hand on your steering wheeling after your ride’s been baking in the sun.

A View from Gaiam’s Rooftop

Everett by Everett | January 29th, 2009 | 12 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Tech | tags: co, colorado, gaiam, louisville, Real-Goods, solar electric, solar panels

Tucked between the Colorado foothills and a watering stop for migrating Canadian geese are the Gaiam corporate offices in Louisville, CO. We have a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains from all west-facing windows, but it’s the view from our rooftop that takes my breath away.