Crackling fireplaces are a wonderful way to add warmth and ambience, but they are relatively inefficient devices for heating the home. Most fireplaces convert just 5%-10% of the burning wood’s energy into useful heat. A fireplace can even have a “negative efficiency” effect when there is no fire burning and the damper doors are left […]
Monthly Archives: October 2011
Meet the Fakers With the Popularity in Farmers’ Markets Have Come Unscrupulous Sellers Big and Small
Emily Achenbaum Harris arrived at the local farmers’ market in Charlotte, North Carolina, just as vendors were opening their stands. As she walked from stall to stall, she noticed Dole boxes tucked under tables and watched as a farmer dumped blueberries out of plastic supermarket containers into the blue felted containers ubiquitous at local farm […]
E’s Green Home Picks: Versatility A Super Durable Griddle/Grill, Rainbow-Colored Handmade Rugs and the Savvy Rest Mattress
A Super Durable Griddle/Grill, Rainbow-Colored Handmade Rugs and the Savvy Rest Mattress
Warming Up the Wine Industry Climate Change May Leave a Major Impact on Vineyards Across the Country
Climate change may not only impact coral reefs, glaciers and polar bears, but could also have a significant effect on the U.S. wine industry.
A review of I’m With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet by Mark Martin
Energy Freedom A review of Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels by Martin Cheek
A review of Clean Energy Nation: Freeing America from the Tyranny of Fossil Fuels by Martin Cheek
GET IN CHARGE Chargers for all our electronic devices fill up spare plugs and waste electricity, not to mention the inconvenience of remembering your various chargers whenever you leave the house for extended periods. The FreeLoader Pro ($79.99) solves this problem and ensures your electronic devices are getting their charge from a renewable source: the […]
Hilton Kelly has helped Port Arthur fight big polluters, support businesses, services & health care, & provide a blueprint for action for other communities.
There are many ways to recycle old stuff to make recycled wrapping for your gifts this next holiday season….