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Go Green Cleaners - Citrus Infused Vinegar

I really don’t want to name products because I am not endorsing any specific brand, but we all like to have our homes spiffy, clean and shiny. Yet, we don’t want the old “bleach & pine sol” smell lingering in the air – not to mention our breathing in these toxins. Well, welcome to the era of green clean – healthy, eco-friendly, fresh and low cost. Our guest author, Harriet Steele, is happy to offer us some “green cleaning” tips and suggestions…

Businesses Going Green

The “Go Green” movement has its fans – and in the interest of full disclosure, count me among them – and it also has some detractors. Truth be told, in some cases, those detractors have some pretty valid and well articulated positions, and we can’t simply ignore them or wish them away. Nevertheless, going green is gaining momentum and businesses and investors are getting behind the drive – or should we say leading the drive. Well, why are more and more businesses going green? Frank Robinson is a solar energy researcher and he looks at some facts and myths around going green initiatives…

Make Your Workplace More Eco-Friendly

“Get Ahead of the Competition: 3 Steps to a More Sustainable Business” This is the title of an article at – http://www.business2community.com/sustainability/get-ahead-competition-3-steps-sustainable-business-0635915#VHIlYIGPxmlbyBgS.99. The fact is, more and more folks are accepting the notion that eco-friendly lifestyles are here to stay, and you too can play your part. Here are some tips to help you…

Analyze & compare energy prices

“The UK enjoys below average energy costs, according to Europe’s Energy Portal, the EU body that monitors prices across the region.” – http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-29/how-uk-energy-prices-compare-to-other-eu-countries/ – but that’s no reason to ignore your own energy or electricity expenses. What can you do? You can start by using your bills from your current energy providers to compare and analyse your charges. This article shows you how to make that start…

Eco-Friendly - LED Headlights

“The familiar yellow hues of New York City’s street lights will, over the next four years, be replaced by stark, eco-friendly, LED bulbs”, this according to an article at: .http://www.fastcompany.com/3020637/fast-feed/nyc-is-swapping-out-250000-street-light-bulbs-with-leds. But, NYC has no monopoly on this idea, because the car makers have already jumped on this green energy concept – they now have some eco-friendly LED headlights. Checkout this leading edge practice…

Electricity price comparison

Anaerobic digesters. I have never heard of these before – just show how much I really know. These systems will provide energy and other useful products, even as they are reducing the environmental risks of trash, garbage and manure. Our guest author has much more to say about these. Read on…

Backbilling or back billing? Meters are not perfect

Here is a clip from The Independent: “An out-of-the-blue energy bill for hundreds or thousands of pounds can land on your doorstep with a sickening and shocking thud. But just because your energy supplier sends you a charge for what it says are past underpayments, do you actually have to pay?” – http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/backbilling-could-be-a-gas-or-electric-shock-8418287.html. This is still a major concern for some consumers. Here are some tips from our guest author Laura Ginn…

Cheap Gas And Electricity

I agree with this piece from The Telegraph: “Few energy customers want to spend their free time comparing prices for gas and electricity. What most people want is a supplier that will provide energy at competitive rates, ideally with some decent customer service thrown in.” – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10373765/The-energy-companies-that-are-consistently-cheap.html. Our guest author Laura Ginn also concurs and offers some suggestions…

Make The World  Greener Place

“Every day more companies decide to join the concept of sustainability and green business management keeps increasing in popularity. When we prove to the customer that our business has an environmental implication, then we create a positive brand image for eco-conscious consumers. It is a proven fact that environmental protection is increasingly seeping deeper into consumers who demand products and services that not only meet your needs, but are respectful to nature. So we can say that green is becoming increasingly popular.” – http://www.greenerideal.com/business/1018-green-business-management-prospering-economical-and-environmental/. Read on…

compare energy prices

Particularly for persons in the United Kingdom (UK), comparing energy suppliers and tariffs is a big deal. This is usually the first step in trying rationalize energy or gas savings in this market. The process of comparing tariffs may be easy, but it’s certainly complex and sometimes complicated. And like most other cases first things should always come first. In this post, Laura Ginn is helping us do just that. She discusses the details you need to have in order to compare energy prices in your neck of the woods.

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