Consumer electronics such as TVs, computer equipment, and DVD players contain toxic metals and chemicals. According to the EPA, Americans own nearly 3 billion electronic products.
We use energy every day to heat, power, and light our homes. And using energy wisely can have a positive impact on our air and water quality. But many “energy myths” are a waste of time or money.
Lights are responsible for nearly 15 percent of the traditional home electric bill, making it one of the easiest places to start saving energy and money.
Confused by which LED light bulb to buy? With a lot more options on store shelves, bringing home the right bulb can be an annoying process of trial and error. This new app can make it easier.
Your sink or toilet is connected to a wastewater treatment plant or underground septic system. Treatment plants are really good at removing age-old stuff like human waste. But they have a much harder time removing some chemicals and products of modern life.
Do you live in a community with hard water? Most Minnesotans do. If you own a water softener or are thinking of getting one, read on for some strategies that can help lessen their environmental impacts.
Unsuspecting homeowners everywhere are falling victim to vampires…energy vampires! Find out how to slay these energy vampires by turning off electronic devices that keep drawing power even when they are turned off.