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Greek Yogurt Is Whey Cool

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New York, you’re already fueled by Greek yogurt. Turns out, it’s in more whey than one. Let me explain: In order to produce 1 gallon of Greek yogurt, it takes 4 gallons of milk.  Beyond that, to pump up protein in the yogurt, Chobani and Fage are mixing in acid whey protein. After the yogurt […]

Getting to Know Integrys PT. 2

Holding our breath

On January 9th 2013, the city of Chicago switched providers from Commonwealth Edison to Integrys Energy. The deal touted savings of over 20% and the included the well publicized addition of the “No Coal Provision”. Back then, looking closely at the provisions of deal, we thought this deal might be blowing some artificial steam. As the Chicago Tribune mentioned, there’s no […]

Electric New York Cabs

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From it’s birthplace at the Pearle Street Station, electricity options seem to be flowing back to New York City. This past April, NYC introduced 6 new electric taxis to their fleet. The city of New York chose the Nissan Leaf as the pilot vehicle. In addition, Mayor Bloomberg mentioned the goal of 13,000 electric taxis […]

Rangers and Bruins and Capitals – Oh My!

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Congratulations to the New York Rangers for dispatching the Washington Capitals in decisive fashion in game 7.  It was a team effort from the get-go, and the Rangers really deserved to win big with their play all night.  (And, it bugged me to no end that Ovi complained about the officiating the way he did […]

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 […]

Imagine Solar Roadways..

..,solar roadways that harness the power of the sun while you drive over them, transfer that energy to the grid to generate electricity for homes/businesses, warm your sidewalks to melt the frozen snow and enable you to charge your electric vehicle almost anywhere? Just imagine…Pretty intersting idea by this engineer and counsellor couple who might […]

Chicago: So Easy To Love (Time lapse video)

We’re so happy to call Chicago home (and Power2Switch HQ) and it’s so easy to see why in this short visually stunning time lapse video of the city. You wonder where Chris P Zero had to be standing or what he was flying in to get the amazing shots in his Places in Time video. […]

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?  

The Windmill Farmer by Joaquin Baldwin (Animated Short)

We absolutely love the hope and beauty of this animated video …