Springing Ahead

By | Mar 10, 2016

For those who don’t know the rhyme we spring ahead an hour in the spring and fall backward one hour, in the fall. Some people mistakenly call it Daylight Savings Time, but it is Daylight Saving Time. There is not ‘S’. In 2007 with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that President George Bush signed […]

Daylight Saving Time

By | Nov 2, 2013

For those who don’t know the rhyme we spring ahead an hour in the spring and fall backward one hour, in the fall. Some people mistakenly call it Daylight Savings Time, but it is Daylight Saving Time. Starting in 2007, with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that President George Bush signed into law in […]

6 Ways to a Greener Office

By | Mar 15, 2011

Use Reusable Items Use Mugs with advertising for coffee and water. Give each employee two mugs, one to use at their office workstation and another to use at home. When serving coffee to a client or prospective client give them a mug promoting your business to take with them. Read Then Print For some it […]

Saving Energy in Business

By | May 26, 2010

1. Turn off or set office equipment to power down when not in use. Turning off one computer and monitor nightly and on weekends could save up to $80 a year. It’s a good idea to set PCs, monitors and copiers to use sleep mode when not in use. 2. Choose ENERGY STAR® products when […]

Saving Energy

By | Mar 20, 2010

It’s spring and following these tips about saving energy will help you clean the environment. 1) Keep filters on furnaces or air conditioners clean. Many systems are recommended to have the filters replaced or clean once a month. 2) Clear dirt and dust from the coils of refrigerators and freezers. Having them clean allows them […]

Be Prepared for Bad Weather

By | Dec 20, 2009

Winter has arrived. If you don’t think that it has, just ask those in the Mid-Atlantic region who have had to shovel out from over a foot and a half of snow. Here are a few things to think about before it gets any deeper into winter. Is everything ready for winter? Has the furnace, […]

Weathering a Winter Storm

By | Dec 17, 2009

States and their counties are experiencing Budget problems. Snow removal may be one of those things that is delayed due to funding. Here are six tips for getting through the storm. 1) Have a flashlight, battery powered radio and clock. Make sure you also have plenty of fresh batteries to support these devices for a […]

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

By | Apr 23, 2009

Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) is an energy-efficient lighting option. The compact design allows them to be used in place of incandescent light bulbs. CFLs screw into standard sockets, and give off light that looks just like the common incandescent bulbs not the lighting we associate fluorescent lights. CFLs are four times more efficient and last […]

10 Ways to Conserve Energy

By | Feb 11, 2009

Recently I was invited to a 9th grade class to talk on ways to help the environment. I developed this 10 Ways list a few years ago as ways to conserve energy in the office. I handed it out to each of the students and the teacher planning to go through each item quickly and […]

Greening The Office

By | Dec 27, 2008

Follow The 3 R’s – Recycle, Reuse and Reduce Everything has a beginning and the simplest beginning to creating a greener office is to follow the 3 R’s. Some of the things that you can do is; Recycle toner cartridges and paper. (Shreadded paper can be recycled too). Use mugs and cups that display your […]

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