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…

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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?

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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