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Project Get Off the Grid: Phase III

Evolve’s Sleek, Low-Flow Shower-heads
In Phase III of Project Get Off the Grid (for those who haven’t been reading previous posts on Project Get Off the Grid, click here to catch up), I haven’t made many changes. Differing variables in the 2008 and 2009 periods of Phase II, namely a ten-day trip to Mexico in 2008, [...]

Purging Plastic: Results

My plastic experiment has finally come to an end. For those who haven’t read earlier Purging Plastic posts, here’s a quick recap. I spent ten days (was originally going to be two weeks, until plastic debris started consuming my kitchen) going about my regular routine and saving any plastic I went through, hoping to get [...]

Project Get Off the Grid: Phase II – Results

I just got my Duke Energy bill for the period of February 18 to March 19, so the results of Phase II of Project Get Off the Grid are officially in.
For those who haven’t read my old posts about Project Get Off the Grid, here’s a quick summary. During each Duke Energy billing period, I’ll be [...]

WSJ on Saving Energy (and $$$) at Home

It’s one of the primary drawbacks facing the green movement today: the upfront cost that often accompanies going green. Although going green can help us save money in the long run, the amount of time it can take to break even frequently deters even those with the very best intentions (yes, me included). Especially considering [...]

March 2009 National Geographic

Featured Article on Household Energy Use
I just got the March 2009 issue of National Geographic in the mail.
Side note: Yes, I know we’re supposed to be cutting down on our magazine and catalogue subscriptions, which I’m working on and will discuss in a later post, but National Geographic is one of the few subscriptions that [...]

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