From the monthly archives:

December 2011

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Tweet “And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!” – Samuel Clement Moore This is the final tip in our 12 part series. Simply combining green values with green building can be very rewarding.  It’s my hope that by using these ideas, you’ll have received better […]

Tweet The occasion, special. The fire, delightful. On this ‘almost-complete’ edition of our 12-part series, set the mood with your fireplace and worry less about pollution and impacting your neighborhood air quality. Soon families will be snuggling up in front of a roasting fire to open gifts. (Got those stockings hung yet?) If you want […]

Tweet Wash delicate dishes by hand or with dishwasher? Join a growing trend among homeowners to embrace green values during Christmas.  Today’s topic: Give yourself a break on water and power expense with this holiday clean-up strategy. With wonderful tasty meals and special champagne toasts, dirty dishes pile up.  Unless frozen pipes burst, we pretty […]

Tweet It’s a Heavy-hitting Holiday Helping Oven Using high-performance appliances is vital to effective green building. Today’s ‘Break’ shows a novel way to use an energy-saving kitchen device to prepare a classic Christmas dinner. The goal here is simple: spend more time visiting, and less time working in the kitchen. Using your microwave oven for […]

Tweet Jingle Bells or Messiah – You Pick Many holiday songs praise the wonder of our natural world, so good stewardship of our resources is cause for celebration. Here is the next idea in our 12 part series: If you’re lucky to get a snowy-white Christmas, imagine bringing the Hallelujah choir with you sliding. Inside […]

Tweet Simply ‘Forget-About-It’, You’ll See Why… Here’s the next in our 12 part series to get home holiday breaks: As kids, we used to drive my dad wild by leaving a room without flicking off the lights. Not surprisingly, my kids adopted the same unfortunate habit which produced a similar effect upon me. We were […]

Tweet Save money, Save Energy, Stay Warm this Winter Enjoy your holiday but don’t forget to take care of yourself.  Here’s the next in this 12 part series: The temperature is dropping, too much to do, and when you finally sit down for a break, there’s an annoying current of cold air nipping at your […]

Tweet Clever elves decorate with Solar LED lights Start the holidays right and avoid senseless holiday expenses at home. That means use green building ideas to manage your extra decorating and entertaining costs or you’ll end up with financial troubles in January – and beyond. In this series, we’ll focus upon one of 12 smart […]

Tweet Rebates today, discounted bills for decades! In this series, we focus upon one of 12 smart ways to give yourself Holiday Breaks at Home: Still shopping for your Iron Chef? Here’s my cheat sheet for finding the perfect refrigerator that is both top quality and most efficient. Right Size, Right Place Try to find […]