Individual Action

Bright idea: Calculate your footprint

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, …

Think going solar is too expensive? Think again!

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 …

Scaling Mountains: The Big Guy and the Monster

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 …

Exercise for the Environment!

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 …

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

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 …

Make like a bear and hibernate

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 …

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

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 …

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