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Home Energy Audit Basics

Home Energy Audit Basics

Perhaps you’ve noticed an insert in your energy bill or received a flyer from your utility company offering discounts or rebates for a home energy audit. It’s easy to see the benefit of upgrading to a newer, more efficient water heater or furnace. But why would anyone want to pay to get audited? Once you’ve read this introduction to energy […]

How To Cut Your Hot Water Bill

How To Cut Your Hot Water Bill

Nothing beats a hot shower. It is a wonderful way to relax and can be beneficial to your health. The hot water can improve circulation and ease muscle and joint pain. The steam can loosen chest congestion and help clear stuffy nasal passages. Water heaters in the U.S. account for about 12% of total household energy use, on average. But […]

Winter Warm Spell Stifles Skiing in Swiss Alps

The Alps are seeing a dearth of snowfall this winter amid unusually warm temperatures, forcing closures at some slopes. On New Year’s Eve, temperatures in parts of Switzerland were around 29 degrees F (16 degrees C) above normal, according to MétéoSuisse, the national weather agency. In Delémont, a ski destination in the Jura Mountains, the daily high neared 70 degrees […]

Millet for the Environment and Better Nutrition

Millet for the Environment and Better Nutrition

Americans today don’t even know what millet is. Those who do probably think of it as bird food. But millet is a climate-resilient crop that produces nutritious food. Its potential for promoting food security more sustainably in a world affected by climate change is so great that the United Nations has declared 2023 the International Year of Millets. Ancient Grains […]

Recycling Mystery: Antifreeze

Recycling Mystery: Antifreeze

Antifreeze: Wise car owners have some stored in the garage to keep their engines running properly in extreme cold (and hot) conditions. What if it’s been sitting there too long? Can you recycle leftover antifreeze? The good news is that antifreeze is recyclable. What Is Antifreeze? Antifreeze is a water-based additive that lowers the freezing point of the water in […]

We Earthlings: The Water Footprint of White Rice

We Earthlings: The Water Footprint of White Rice

To produce just one pound of milled white rice requires 1,136 gallons of water. Do you know the water footprint of the foods you eat? Data source: Earth911 Quiz: Know Your Diet’s Water Footprint Print or share We Earthling posters to inspire others with your stories. This poster was originally published on September 21, 2021.

Eco-Friendly Ways To De-Ice Your Sidewalk

Eco-Friendly Ways To De-Ice Your Sidewalk

When the snow starts falling, it’s tempting to retreat into the house and hibernate until spring. But no matter how tempting, it is unfortunately not possible. Even if we didn’t have to go to work, regulations in most communities hold individuals responsible for clearing the sidewalks in front of their homes. There is a lot of conflicting advice about the […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Re:Dish CEO Caroline Vanderlip on Creating a Circular Food Service System

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Re:Dish CEO Caroline Vanderlip on Creating a Circular Food Service System

Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of Re:Dish, joins the conversation to discuss making cafeteria, institutional, and restaurant food service sustainable. Re:Dish provides reusable food service items, collecting, returning them to a dishwashing facility each day, and delivering a fresh supply to its customers, which include corporate and school cafeterias and hospitals. Re:Dish offers several #5 plastic (polypropylene) clamshell and round meal containers […]