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4 Green Ways To Avoid Coal This Holiday Season

Trimming trees, spending time with loved ones, hearing your favorite Wham! songs on the radio - yes, the holidays are once again upon us. While this certainly is a magical time of year, all of the gift-giving, travel, and parties also make it the most wasteful time of year. But what can you do short of cancelling your holiday plans? Well, my fellow (wo)manatees, you’ve come to the right place. This holiday season, we have been blessed with an outline...
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3 Green Ways to Survive Zombies

Happy Halloween everyone!  At ecoSolargy, we've been celebrating all month with buckets of candy #ExceptMilkDuds.   We've carved our pumpkins and are looking forward to Thursday’s costume contest #AwkwardMeetings.  With Breaking Bad over and The Walking Dead back, we've been having serious zombie discussions.  We’re a pretty “green” group of people (Martin has his own aquaponics system), and we started to notice our zombie preparedness...
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This Blog Sucks #power

All Hallows’ Eve is drawing nigh and “energy vampires” are once again terrorizing the nation. Well, these plugs actually don’t prefer a time of year and terrorizing may be exaggerating slightly...but that doesn’t make them any less vamp. Or vampirey. Vampiric? I digress… You probably have appliances in your home and office that are plugged in and not in use. Though they look innocent enough, many of these appliances are energy vampires...
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Chilling Out with Solar

Solar panels are super cool, and I don’t mean fashionable (although they can be that too). I’m talking about their impact on rooftop temperatures! A new study by the University of California San Diego looked into the shading effects of rooftop solar panels. The energy-saving effects of shade trees or using reflective materials on rooftops is well documented. A US Forest Service study found that adding just three shade trees outside of a building...
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