Posts tagged: Compact fluorescent lamp

Eco-Friendly Home Updates That Save You Green

Celebrate Earth Day with home improvements that benefit the environment (and your budget) year-round. By Vera Gibbons Each year, Americans save billions of dollars by employing energy-saving measures and investing in energy-efficient homes. Some upgrades — like Energy Star appliances, new hot water heaters, or geothermal pumps — can be pricey upfront, but there are plenty of […]

Color Solar Panels Let Stained Glass Windows Produce Cheap Power

Because solar panels are designed to accumulate as much light from the sun as possible, they’re typically very dark in color. It makes them more efficient, but also kind of an eyesore, minimizing their adoption. So researchers at the University of Michigan have developed what they believe to be the world’s first semi-transparent, colored solar […]

AlgaeBulb Brings New Meaning To ‘Green Power’

by Beth Buczynski Not content with CFLs or LEDs? Looking for an even greener way to light up your life? Hungarian designer Gyula Bodonyi’s “AlgaeBulb” concept might be right up your alley. Algae has huge potential as a source of green energy, but up until now, using it required a fairly big facility and lots […]

How Schools Can Start a Green Initiative

Guest Post There are many schools looking to go green and start the green initiative as a way of doing something positive for the environment while also teaching the children that attend the school the actual importance behind protecting the environment from pollution, toxic chemicals, and some harmful gases that are released into the air. […]

10 Easy, Green New Year’s Resolutions for the Eco-Slacker

  It’s easy to think about all the big changes you’re going to make in the New Year as the old year comes to an end — but by the second week of January, most of us are already finding reasons to skip the gym or break the spending freeze. That’s why we’ve come up […]