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2016 Breaks Another Warming Record

By | February 27th, 2017|

By Theresa Ficazzola  The numbers are in and they’re not good. Recently released data is further proof that global warming does exist. 2016 was the hottest year on record since temperatures were first recorded in 1880. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, 2016 was the third year in a row to break a record. [...]

10 Tips for Real Savings on National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

By | January 9th, 2017|

By Theresa Ficazzola Need an extra push to help you reduce your energy costs this year? How about a handy top 10 list and a deadline? The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance established January 10 as National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, so mark that date down, review the list below and get to work! 1.Consider [...]

Give Thanks by Giving Back

By | November 20th, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for what we have. And if we’re lucky enough to have a little bit extra, it’s a reminder for us to give back. Whether your passion is feeding the hungry, expanding the arts, helping our animal friends, ensuring your neighbors are well cared for, giving [...]

The Wonders of Salt

By | September 30th, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola The minerals that comprise the periodic table are quite diverse. Salt, or NaCl, is comprised of sodium and chloride ions and is essential to human existence. It can be obtained from sea water; however, most of it is harvested from extensive underground rock salt beds resulting from dried up lakes and seas. [...]

Buy Fish from a Sustainable Source to Protect Our Planet

By | July 26th, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola There are many threats to our planet and our environment—those on land, in our air and in our water—and they consist of things we can see and those we can’t see. The circle of life and the delicate balance of our ecosystems are all connected. That means if one piece of that [...]

Summer’s Here and the Time is Right for…Solar

By | June 23rd, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola It’s official. It’s finally summer, which is also known as the summer solstice. The word solstice comes from the Latin sol, meaning sun, and stitium, which means to stop because it appears that the sun stops in its place in the sky for a long period of time. A solstice occurs twice [...]

What Are The Effects of Weather on Solar Panels and Their Production?

By | May 27th, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola So, how much does the weather impact solar panels and their production? Let’s examine a few scenarios. You just may be surprised by what you read. Clouds, Rain and Fog Contrary to popular opinion, solar panels still generate electricity on cloudy/rainy days or in foggy weather—they are just not producing as much [...]

Keep America Beautiful by Recycling…Everyday

By | April 29th, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola April is Keep America Beautiful month. Did you know that there’s a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping America beautiful 365 days a year? According to its website, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) was formed in 1953 when a group of corporate and civic leaders met in New York City to bring the public and [...]

Celebrating Our Forests

By | March 21st, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola The International Day of Forests, which took place this year on March 21, celebrates the ways in which forests and trees sustain and protect us. Did you know… • Forests cover 1/3 of the Earth's land mass • About 1.6 billion people, including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures, depend on forests for [...]

Solar Industry Trends Show Further Growth

By | February 1st, 2016|

By Theresa Ficazzola The U.S. solar panel industry continues to grow, helped by a number of trends that are making this green technology less expensive and more efficient for the average American household. Led by California, North Carolina, Nevada, Massachusetts and New York, the U.S. solar market experienced a year-over-year growth rate of 17% in [...]