Title: New Solar Powered Pool Cleaner Ready Just in Time for Summer Swim Season

Temperatures are quickly rising here in Arizona, and a dip in your backyard pool is likely becoming more appealing every day. No one likes spending time cleaning the pool when they could be relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised a jaw-dropping $407,078, Solar Pool Technologies… Continue reading »

Ready, Set, Garden!

Now is the optimal time to start your garden! From mid-February to early March is the time for soil prep.  Well-prepped soil is an essential part of growing beautiful veggies. This means tilling, hoeing, weeding, and fertilizing. Planting in raised beds is the most efficient method of growing veggies and it’s easy to do. While… Continue reading »

Burrr..Does Your Water Heater Need A Jacket?

Burrr… the cold months are quickly approaching. Did you know that drafts, leaks and poor insulation can mean energy losses of up to 25 % in your home? This can be a terrible thing for your pocketbook and the planet. However, with a few simple changes you can protect your home from high heating costs… Continue reading »

Organize Your Fridge For Energy Efficiency

Guest Blog Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Using refrigerator and freezer properly and keeping them well-organized can help you use less energy and reduce food waste. Make sure both of them are set at the proper temperature. Keeping them too cold will require more energy to maintain the lower-than-necessary temperatures. The U.S. Food and Drug… Continue reading »

America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest Energy States

This post originally appeared on Modernize.com where you can find comprehensive solar information from industry experts. America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries, the sources that power our society have rarely been so widely scrutinized. Once… Continue reading »

Fight The ‘Phantoms’ This Halloween

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Many appliances and devices around your house draw power — and cost you money — when they’re off but still plugged in. Be mindful of this “phantom energy” use. By unplugging electronics when you’re not using them, you can save energy and help lower your electric bill. Increase your savings… Continue reading »

One Company’s Vision For Continued Sustainability

We’d like to share what one company is doing in their efforts to create a sustainable vision. We love the various ideas that Central Arizona Project (CAP)  has implemented and we encourage you to share these ideas with your company! CAP’s commitment to sustainability means a continuous effort, and in 2010, an internal team was… Continue reading »

An Apple A Day Does More Than Keep The Dr. Away!

Eating apples to keep the doctor away may be a cliché, but it has its origins in the truth. Apples provide multiple nutrients and compounds that help promote good health and weight management. One apple counts as one cup of fruit, helping you meet the American Heart Association’s recommendation to consume at least 4 ½… Continue reading »

Eco-System Savers = Pollinators!

Summer is in full swing, the days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and the bugs are out!  But not all bugs are bad, pollinators are necessary for the survival of many crops, native forbs, grasses, and trees.  There is a unique relationship between pollinating insects and many native plant species which drives ecosystem function. … Continue reading »

Have An Eco-Friendly Picnic

A chance to enjoy food and get back to nature – what’s there not to love about a picnic? But before you head out to enjoy sun-warmed strawberries and sandwiches beneath a blue sky, consider packing in the same eco-friendly habits you practice at home. Here are a few steps to follow so that all… Continue reading »

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