START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Simple Home Energy Conservation Tips

Simple Home Energy Conservation Tips

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Paul) anytime Podcast here!

First of all, we had a special Green Diva in Training, 11-year-old, Zoe Marcus in the studio and she should give us all some hope that the next generation is ON IT when it comes to being aware of the environment and what we need to do to be more sustainable. Check out her Facebook page about Environmentalism in Morristown.

Our feature interview was with Jessica Arinella of What You Can Do TV series. We talked about ocean conservancy and about water conservation and as always she had amazing statistics and some great ideas about what WE can do!


We talked to the amazing Fran Drescher actress and activist and founder of Cancer Schmancer for this segment and asked her what she is most passionate about when it comes to sustainable and healthy living and why should we care . . . She really gets that many of the toxins in our every day environment are making us sick and we have to start to pay attention to the food we eat, how we grow it; our homes and how we clean them, etc. AND if you haven’t check out her hilarious new TV show, Happily Divorced, you are missing out!

We REALLY need your help! Please consider a $5 contribution and join us in being part of the solution! If most of our fans donate, we will hit our goal on time! Visit our Why Should We Care Campaign page and please donate (and get some awesome goodies when you do)!


Sleeping Naked is Green segment: Turn off the lights before leaving the house!

The Environmental Impact

  • According to The Environmental Defense Fund, 65% of pollution attributed to global warming (or climate change) comes from the generation of energy and its use.
  • Coal is the most common fuel for generating electricity in the United States.
  • In 2010, 45% of the Country’s nearly 4 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity used coal as its source of energy. [From EIA, the US Energy Information Administration]
  • 5 – 20% of our home electric bill comes from “phantom” or vampire electrical use.

Good Ideas

  • Turn off the lights when you don’t need them!
  • Get energy efficient appliances – when you buy new appliances, be sure to buy Energy Star appliances. And you might find some government incentives as well.
  • Lighting - consider changing to LED, CFL or ESL bulbs, which are all more energy efficient.
  • Shed light on those vampires and expel them! Even if you switch off most electronics, many continue to draw an electrical current. Our friend, Ed Begley Jr., suggests that we put all the electronics that we usually off when we leave home, on energy-saving smart strips so you can just flip one switch to turn off several things.

Listen to the 5-minute segment on conserving energy at home.


Listen to our first of this series about local, sustainable community – this week’s discussion was about Transitioning to a Green Career.

As always, please visit our website for LOTS of relevant links & resources from the show - Green Divas website.

Hope you’ll listen to this broadcast!

Listen to the show here!

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Read more: Career, Conscious Consumer, Conservation, Eco-friendly tips, Healthy Schools, Home, The Green Divas Podcast

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

The Green Divas

The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources like myEARTH360 the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookTwitter too!


+ add your own
9:35AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

Check out, a website that enables consumers, businesses and governments to buy products based on the personal cost of owning them rather than just the purchase price.

9:26AM PDT on Apr 9, 2012


12:43AM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

Just be careful not to stand on one of those new light bulbs...shocking results!

10:59PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

7:13PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

7:13PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

7:12PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

7:12PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

7:11PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

7:11PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the great article

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Good advice, thanks.

I wonder how wrinkly their cheeks are under their fur.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!