Celebrate Earth Hour Tonight at 8:30 PM!

Originally posted on US GreenBrokers:

Just a reminder to join other folks around the world from 8:30 – 9:30 PM (local time) and turn off your lights to raise awareness about the sustainability of our planet.  Even though this is just an hour-long action it is hopefully the stepping stone to conserving and saving our planet…one person at a time.   Click here to see celebrations in other parts of the world.

Andy Ridley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Earth Hour, the global environmental movement initiated in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a campaign for action on climate change.  The Earth Hour project was started six years ago. It has grown to become the world’s largest mass participation event in history. From 1 to over 7,000 cities. From 1 country to 7 continents. From 2 million to hundreds of millions of people.

According to Andy: “Earth Hour’s mission is three-fold. To bring people…

View original 79 more words

Today is World Water Day!

Originally posted on US GreenBrokers:

Are you part of the 23% of people who knows where their water comes from?  Although 70% of our planet is covered with water only .03% is accessible and drinkable!  What that means is nearly 2 billion people on our planet do not have access to clean  water to drink! Have you thought about what you can do to help change these percentages?

View original 176 more words

Average Utility Bills Motivate Buyers Towards Energy-Efficient Homes!

A recent article on EcoBuilding.com listed 10 cities with the highest utility bills…what an eye-opener!  “Utility” bills included not only electric and gas costs but also “essential home services”, i.e. telephone, television and high-speed internet since so many homes have devices like computers, tablets, x-boxes, etc.  According to the WhiteFence Index 2012 data collection the following cities topped the list of highest utilities. Continue reading

The Twelve Days of a Green Christmas…Twelfth Day…

Today is the last day of the Twelve Days of Christmas and this is the last verse of my rendition of the Twelve Days of a Green Christmas, so take a deep breath before you sing all the verses…On the twelfth day of Christmas my green friend gave to me…12 recycled glasses, 11 soy candles, 10 native plants, 9 organic wines, 8 backyard hens, 7 LEDs, 6 fair-trade chocolates, 5 faucet aerators, 4 solar lights, 3 large rain-barrels, 2 new thermostats and a live…Christmas tree! Continue reading