Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guest Post: 7 Rising Costs and Falling Energy Bills

Rising Costs and Falling Energy Bills 

Almost any adult you speak to will remember a time when products were cheaper. Gas used to be available for under a dollar a gallon. An entire cart of groceries could be purchased for fewer than fifty dollars, and stamps were only a quarter, or less. This day and age has seen a rise in the cost of almost everything, as products become bigger and better or at least more costly. However, there is a product that is coming down in price and can help you save money after installation. You guessed right, solar panels!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Photos: Wiehle-Reston East Metro Silver Line Station


After a series of delays and setbacks, the Metro Silver Line is finally set to open to the public on July 26th. Metro's newest line will include four new stations -- three in the Tysons area and the terminus near Reston Town Center. This is Phase One of what will eventually extend past Dulles International Airport to Loudoun County.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Guest Post: 3 of the Founding Fathers On Climate Change


By Michael Marquet

Living in Washington DC one tends to get a little historical. DC, history and green blogging together leads one to wonder what the Founding Fathers would have said about climate change.

Let’s examine 3 test cases: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Guest Post: Five Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Secure


Home security is a top priority for most families. Most traditional methods of security, while efficient, are in fact energy draining. From excess electricity to security cameras to old, non-energy efficient thermostats and water heaters, keeping your home safe and secure has become excessively expensive.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Green Traveler: New Orleans, Louisiana


May 8, 2014 to May 12, 2014 -- When I visited New Orleans recently for the first time I had no idea what to expect. Would the city still be reeling from Katrina? Is The Big Easy preparing for the next Katrina? Is there anything sustainable about a place with such a complicated and decadent history?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Green Traveler: Boca Raton, Florida Goes Electric


A recent visit to South Florida revealed that the region is going green and going electric. I was staying in Boca Raton for a family event and saw that the Palm Beach County Palm Tran public buses are environmentally friendly biodiesel-electric hybrids. The cleaner burning and more fuel efficient buses are made possible thanks to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Guest Post: Ten Ways To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly


Making eco-sensitive improvements in your home is both environmentally beneficial and monetarily beneficial, for these eco-friendly changes are more energy efficient, which means less money spent on utilities.

Here are 10 ways your home can be more eco-sensitive: