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IR-Blue: A smartphone accessory for DIY home energy audits

07.02.2013

Although it lends itself to hide-and-seeking and DIY ghost-hunting, a thermal imaging accessory for smartphones called the IR-Blue has a much higher purpose: Detecting sources of heat loss around the home.


> Organic food vs. Non-Organic food

07.02.2013

Two recent studies concluded that organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. But the value of organics involves health on multiple levels, from that of farmers to eaters to the planet itself.


> Ten ways to use the sun’s energy

06.02.2013

1. To dry your clothes

The sun has gone to a lot of trouble to send us its energy, so appreciate it! The heat and light on your face was on the surface of the sun eight minutes and nineteen seconds ago. So as a minimum, use it to dry your clothes. Since the sun is a giant nuclear reactor, tell your friends you have a nuclear-powered clothes dryer.

 


> Five Reasons to eat Pears

04.02.2013

Even though pears (or pear trees at least) are immortalized in that classic holiday tune involving a partridge and a stream of nerve-wracking repetition, the actual pear is an often-overlooked fruit this time of year. We celebrate the bounty of fall with apples and pumpkins in all forms of delicious eats, but too often forget those tasty pears.


> Greener Homes by computing

25.01.2013

How to use computers in a more environmentally responsible manner.

Article Provided by EcoParent magazine

 

So, the story goes that computers substantially help reduce dependence on and waste of material items – notably paper. This is often little more than a fairytale, as computing itself can be a voracious consumer of energy and resources. With this in mind, we explored how your family’s computer usage needs to change.