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When Should You Turn Off The Lights? It Depends on These 2 Things.

Should you turn off the light every time you leave the room? It depends on two simple things: 1) What kind of bulb you're using. Bulbs relying on old-fashioned technology use a lot more energy than…

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Experiencing Eco-Light Bulb Confusion?

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! Have you experienced eco-light bulb confusion? We sure have! Green Diva Sandy from New York City did a …

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Are CFL Bulbs a Health Hazard?

By Jakob Barry, Networx If I asked you to draw a symbol representing an idea or thought it's a good chance you'll sketch a light bulb -- specifically, the incandescent model. Well, hold on to…

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6 Reasons Why You Might Buy a $50 Light Bulb

Incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in 2014. Some will say bye-bye and good riddance, while others are still holding out for a mercury-free eco-alternative to CFL’s. But, there's a new kid on …

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Top 10 Sustainable Building Products

We are passionate about building a sustainable future. While becoming more ecologically-minded at home has been easier with products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), low-flow showerhe…

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Simple Energy-Efficient Tips That Save Money

As the beach chairs get tucked away in the garage and the lawnmower is about to go into hibernation, we start to think (again) about preparing our homes for the cooler months. Taking energy saving st…

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How to Dispose of Incandescent Bulbs

Switching to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) is one quick and easy way to decrease the amount of energy you need to light your home as well as decreasing your utility bill! But you have heard correct…

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The CFL Controversy Continued: Who Knew?

Wow. Who knew a little CFL piece would spark so many responses, and more importantly so many that were not necessarily in agreement. How great is that? It's what makes Care2 cool in my opinion, bec…

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Down and Dirty on CFLs

We've all seen Compact Fluorescents before, those twirly-looking, little bulbs that are supposed to save the planet but so many people seem to have a problem with. I've spoken to a lot of people abou…

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Wise Choices for Energy Awareness Month

October is Energy Awareness Month, designated by the U.S. Department of Energy, and this year's theme--"Working to Secure a Clean Energy Future"--encourages everyone to work together to make wise ener…

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