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Happy 10th Birthday, Prius!!

10/24/2007 // By Kristin Kranendonk

My parents were not real hippies. My mother never burned her bra, and my father never torched his draft card. They did not smoke pot, hitchhike, or go to Woodstock. They did, however, listen to Simon and Garfunkel. A lot. […] Read more >

Bright idea: Calculate your footprint

7/30/2007 // By Jen Fournelle

By now it’s likely that most of the environmentally-aware have used an online carbon calculator at some point.  Most calculators take into account how much you drive, where you live, and your electricity bills, but neglect such things as buying […] Read more >

Think going solar is too expensive? Think again!

6/4/2007 // By Jen Fournelle

Going solar doesn’t have to mean spending thousands of dollars on solar panels!  You can go solar in other ways.  How often do you charge your cell phone or mp3 player?  Why not invest in a solar charger?  These little […] Read more >

Scaling Mountains: The Big Guy and the Monster

8/10/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

My friend, Justin, just climbed Denali and the official expedition name was “Big Guy and the Monster”. And Denali is, indeed, a monster! Seeing Justin’s amazing summit pictures made me realize that I will never, ever, become a mountaineer. Denali […] Read more >

Exercise for the Environment!

7/28/2006 // By Jen Fournelle

We have all heard it a million times: EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU! But exercising can be good for the environment too. How many times a week do you hop in your car to drive a mile or two down the road […] Read more >

Is it possible to be energy efficient in hot summer weather?

7/13/2006 // By Kristy Jones

Of course! There are several ways to save energy and keep cool during the summer. When leaving home in the morning close the blinds and curtains part way to keep the sun out and keep the house cool. Avoid using […] Read more >

Make like a bear and hibernate

6/30/2006 // By Jen Fournelle

We all know how much college students love to sleep! Unfortunately most college students do not let their computers sleep at all—many are left on 24 hours a day! Computers are undoubtedly necessity for many college students and offices, although […] Read more >

Quick Cut: Why take the elevator when you can take the stairs?

4/20/2006 // By NWF

One quick and easy way to conserve energy is to take the stairs and leave the elevator for another day. The average office elevator consumes 350 watts of electricity to travel from one floor to the next. By taking the […] Read more >