Energy Saving Tips


By cutting back on your energy use, you will be cutting back on your energy costs. From the extreme to the mundane, every energy-efficient change you make can reflect on your energy bill. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of simple things you can do to make your home and your life more energy-efficient. If you're ready to make a change, check out's tricks, tips and advice to become the biggest saver on your block!

8 Tips to Ease You Back Into a Healthy Routine

Heather Bailey | Jan 5, 2016

Some people are more than ready to jump into a new routine this week.

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What She Really Wants This Valentine's Day

Jenny Lou Bement | Feb 7, 2016

A lot of men feel pressure when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts, but you don't have to get your loved one something expensive or even store-bought to make the day special. Read More

Break Out of Your Routine This Groundhog Day

Elizabeth Segarra | Feb 1, 2016

In the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, Phil (played by Bill Murray) finds himself trapped in a time warp and relives the same day over and over again. Read More

Ditch the Cough Syrup: 5 Cold Remedies from Mother Nature

Jenny Lou Bement | Jan 10, 2016

With the flu season upon us, it's likely that each of us will catch a cold that will leave us feeling miserable. Read More

What to Do with Leftover Juice Pulp

Jenny Lou Bement | Jan 10, 2016

Juicing is a great way to lose weight, get healthy and reduce your energy use. Read More

8 Tips to Ease You Back Into a Healthy Routine

Heather Bailey | Jan 5, 2016

Some people are more than ready to jump into a new routine this week. Read More

11 Tips for Safer Winter Driving

Heather Bailey | Dec 22, 2015

We just finished an unusual autumn, with early snow in the Midwest and late warm temperatures in the East. Read More

A Gift to Mother Nature: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Wrap Your Presents

Jenny Lou Bement | Dec 16, 2015

The holidays are creeping up on us again and even with an eco-friendly mindset, it's hard to resist the urge to consume and be frivolously wasteful. Read More

Keep the Kids Busy During Winter Break

Heather Bailey | Dec 2, 2015

While your kids may be jumping for joy to have two weeks off at the end of the year, you may not be looking forward to repeatedly hearing "I’m bored." Read More

How the REI #OptOutside Campaign Saves Energy

Elizabeth Segarra | Nov 21, 2015

REI made headlines when it announced its stores will close for Black Friday, the biggest day of the year for most retailers. Read More

Surviving More than Zombies: How The Walking Dead Can Teach You Sustainability

Jenny Lou Bement | Nov 13, 2015

There's a lot of information out there about surviving the Walking Dead's zombie apocalypse, but the majority focuses on killing zombies rather than surviving without our basic needs comfortably met. Read More

7 Steps to a Greener Office

The Team | Nov 8, 2015

Regardless of whether you enjoy an expansive corner office or a crowded cubicle, there are plenty of ways to can green your office space for a more sustainable work experience. Read More

Put Down Your Razor: The Unexpected Benefits of No-Shave November

Elizabeth Segarra | Nov 1, 2015

Get ready to get hairy! Read More

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

Kara Robertson | Oct 28, 2015

As Daylight Saving Time is coming to a close, we'll "fall back" and gain an hour of sleep while we lose an hour of our day. Read More

5 Great Green-Friendly Apps for Your Smartphone

The Team | Oct 21, 2015

If you're interested in supporting the green movement, but don't really know where to begin, these days there are plenty of resources that can help give you a leg up – including a variety of apps for smartphones. Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Refrigerator's Efficiency

The Team | Oct 14, 2015

Refrigerators are one of the largest energy guzzlers, as they use about one-sixth of all electricity in a typical American home. Read More

What to Do With Old Athletic Shoes

The Team | Oct 7, 2015

Shoes are an important accessory for an active lifestyle, and the proper shoe can increase comfort and help prevent injury. Read More

5 Ways to Recycle Your Denim

The Team | Sep 30, 2015

Don’t throw out your old jeans. Read More

Had Enough of your Service Provider? Here's How to Break Up

The Team | Sep 23, 2015

Wondering if your relationship with your service provider is the best it could be? Read More

8 Cubicle-Friendly Plants to Green Your Workspace

Brittany Williams | Sep 18, 2015

Houseplants add more than a little green to your immediate surroundings. Read More

How Does Saving Energy Help the Environment?

Kara Robertson | Sep 16, 2015

Save energy, save the environment Although it may not be obvious, there's a direct connection between your energy use and the environment. Read More