You Have the Power to Pull the Plug

November 23, 2016

Did you know that every time you plug in your laptop, charge your iPod or turn on a light that you are buying electricity?  It is just like buying a pair of jeans or downloading music from iTunes except it is not as easy to see and measure.  It is also a totally different language. […]

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Living With The Sun – Sail Your house

November 16, 2016

Living with the sun means solar panels right?  Not necessarily.  It is much, much more. The power of the sun is a free resource that can be captured to do lots of things including: helping to heat your house, reducing your electric bill, keeping you healthier, cheering up your house or office, and feeding your […]

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Sustainable Travelogue: The Sustainable Philadelphia Eagles and The Linc

November 8, 2016

While at the NetImpact Conference in Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to go on a sustainability tour of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field.  If you get a chance, go.  What they are doing there is wide spread and very impressive. Fans might think they are coming to the Lincoln Financial Field for greasy food […]

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My Sustainable Hairdresser

October 27, 2016

I overhear more that surprises me at the hairdresser than anywhere else. Today though I was bowled over when Michelle, my hairdresser, told me that she started recycling at home.  It was a by chance thing, she said.  One day the trash company happened to drop off a big, rolling, recycling bin at the end of […]

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Inspired Storwater Management in a Hurricane Zone

October 20, 2016

We have been vacationing in Pawleys Island, SC for more than 30 years and have seen the area go through many changes including hurricane devastation, restoration and rapid growth.  Pawleys is in an area called the Low Country – it is literally low in the water. And water is everywhere in the form of oceans, […]

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Sustainable Travelogue – History At Southwark Station Post Office

October 14, 2016

You always wait in line at the Southwalk Station Post Office – sometimes for a very long time. I love it.  I always meet someone new and I like to look at the painting at the far end. Commissioned in 1938 by the Treasury Department’s section of Fine Arts and Sculpture, “Iron Plantation near Southwark […]

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July Results Are In – Ugh!

August 4, 2016

                    It looks like the heat has caused us to use the air conditioner and ramped up our month-to-month electricity use but overall for the year we are only slightly higher than last year.  That is a bit of surprise given we have done a lot […]

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5 Ways That Summer is Great for Sustainable Living

July 1, 2016

Summer is great for outdoor living and enjoying the sunshine – it is also a great time to be more sustainable.  Think about it, if you save money on utilities, you can spend more at your local pop-up beer garden or go on a vacation! Keep your utility bills under control. You probably turned down […]

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Forget the Gym, Start a City Garden

June 10, 2016

Our city garden is growing by leaps and bounds. Our house is 4 stories tall on a 17’x80’ piece of ground with townhouses on either side.  We have a busy sidewalk and street out front, and an active alley out back.  So where does our garden grow? In our sidewalk tree box, in a few […]

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Sustainable Travelogue – 14 Secret Philly Garden Parks

June 1, 2016

Sometimes – especially when you are touring – you just need to sit down or swing on a swing or take a nap in a quiet park.  Luckily Philly is teeming with places to sit and watch the world go by.  A surprising amount of these places are right next to the crowded, benchless areas […]

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