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Decatur Gets a Little Less Gassy

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Ameren is removing roughly 90,000 tons of dirt that have been contaminated with coal tar since the 1800s. This undertaking is expected to take 18 months and over 4,320 semi-truck loads. Decatur Gas Light & Coke Company built the manufactured gas plant (since removed) in 1865, which provided electricity and gas for heating and cooking. […]

Kudos to Hudson, New York!

More Proof that it is possible to Save Money and Go Green at the same time! WAMC Northeast Public Radio reported that the city of Hudson, New York has chosen a new electric supplier.  Feel free to follow this link to read more of the details about this story – http://www.wamc.org/post/city-electricity-goes-green-june.  My intent is not […]

Digging Into Earth Week..

Power2Switch Earth Week Infographic

Between Alternating Current and Direct Current, most of us currently have no clue what keeps our lights on. For Earth Week, we wanted to share how much power we unknowingly use and where that power comes from. To start there are 2 categories: Renewable energy, and Nonrenewable energy. Nonrenewable is the majority of energy used […]

GravityLight: A New Form of Lighting

Uses no batteries, is powered by gravity and even the bag it comes in is part of the sustainability focused design of the GravityLight. So happy to see that this project passed it’s indiegogo funding goal http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gravitylight-lighting-for-developing-countries

How Green Is Your Internet (Infographic Video)

Really, how green is your internet?  

Going Green To Save Some Green

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Enjoy our weekend infographic on adopting a more sustainable energy usage lifestyle and see the benefits to your pocket/purse!

Rent Green: Will Electric and Hybrid Car Rentals Take Off?

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While most of the country is mired in snow and sleet, our minds can’t help but jump ahead to spring and summer, when Americans will hit the road to do some family travel. It can cost a family a small fortune to drive, however, especially as gas prices climb the closer we get to Memorial […]

Renewable Electricity Standards…what is it?

What if everyone had fifty dollars in their pocket and instead of having to make more money, they could just reuse the fifty dollars over and over again: Wouldn’t that be perfect?  Now that money is involved, it just became a little more interesting, yes? What if I told you that there are policies similar […]

Wasteful Packaging in the United States

Wasteful Packaging in the United States

As consumers we are constantly buying—whether it’s a morning Starbucks latte or that very necessary late afternoon pick-me-up in the form of a Red Bull. All of the wasteful packaging that goes into products similar to these is hard to ignore, especially at the grocery store where you’ll find individually packaged sweets and containers galore! […]

U.S. Colleges Setting Great Examples in Sustainability

U.S. Colleges Set Great Examples in Sustainability

College campuses are often the breeding grounds for great ideas and movements, including the green movement. Many universities throughout the United States are taking the initiative to lessen their carbon footprint by reducing energy use and waste. According to the annual College Sustainability Report which assesses two hundred universities receiving the largest endowment assets, two […]