Pawprints and Footprints
Our beloved pets are not only cute and furry, but they also produce a rather large carbon footprint, which many pet owners might be surprised to hear. Luckily, this can be reduced in a number of ways. A recent study cited in “Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living” notes that a dog is actually more harmful to the environment that a small Toyota. The majority of people will not simply give up their pets because of this statistic, however – nor should they!
With this in mind, there are plenty of ways in which you can reduce your pet’s carbon footprint without having to resort to giving up your animal. We’ll show you how! Continue reading
What Solar Power Rebates Are There in CA?
Solar power incentives, especially in the state of California, are plentiful in number and replete with financial benefits. Solar power options are becoming more and more widely available for homeowners, along with a multitude of fiscal incentives and offerings. And further, many kinds of credits are also available through both local and federal authorities.
In this post, we take a look at a few of the major rebates and incentives programs for making the switch to solar in California. With the state leading the country in solar adoption, it’s no wonder they’ve also got the best financial incentives to offer their citizens.
Are Solar Shingles Right for Your Home?
Solar shingles are the one of the newest solar power technologies on the market. In professional solar circles and among solar installers, they are typically called photovoltaic shingles. They are comparable to complete solar power systems in that both convert solar power to electricity that can be used in the home. Further, they can be installed right on the shingles of one’s roof by stapling them directly to the roofing cloth.
The folks at Total Roofing & Reconstruction hypothesize that solar shingles have risen in popularity because they tend to be more “aesthetically pleasing” than solar panels installed on one’s roof. They are a bit more expensive than solar panels, and they do take longer to install. In terms of their aesthetics, solar shingles are typically dark blue/purple and add a sheen to your house tiles.
Going Green May Be Worth Its Weight in Gold
Living an environmentally friendly life can seem like a daunting task, especially when faced with the potentially extreme option to live a no-waste life—where your entire trash output for a year can fit into a single mason jar. But those changes aren’t always easy and can require extreme diligence and planning.
Instead, there are numerous easy ways to go green that you can adopt in your day-to-day life. Here are 10 easy ways to befriend the environment, without making the act of going green a full time job. Continue reading