Tis The Season To Give Back!

This holiday make the season a little brighter for others. Giving back is a great thing to do all year round, but the holidays tend to bring out the charitable side in most people. Try some of these ideas with your family and make a difference this holiday season. •    Donate to a charitable organization… Continue reading »

During the Holidays, Save Energy in the Kitchen

Article courtesy of Tucson Electric Power The holiday season that stretches from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is synonymous with good food. Amid all that cooking for big holiday meals and celebrations, there are plenty of ways to be energy efficient in the kitchen. One of the first tips is among the easiest, especially when… Continue reading »

Talking Turkey- Is Organic Worth the Price?

It’s almost here… Thanksgiving! It’s time to shed a little light on the advantages and disadvantages of buying organic. Here are some things to think about when you purchase that turkey. The main disadvantage of an organic turkey is its price, which can sometimes be double the price of a traditional frozen turkey. A turkey… Continue reading »

Gobble Gobble-Tips For Making Thanksgiving A Little Greener

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on everything we’re thankful for, but it can also be a great time to establish some new green traditions into your holiday. Here are just a few ways we suggest for bringing a little green into your turkey day. Shop local and organic Did you know that the… Continue reading »

4 Ways To Energize Your Halloween

Article courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Don’t let your energy bill creep up as you prepare for this month’s frightful and delightful festivities. You can reduce your energy consumption while energizing your family’s Halloween celebration 1. Don’t be left in the dark. Use CFL or LED bulbs in your porch lights and to light paths,… Continue reading »

Green Your Sunscreen! A Quick Guide To Safer Sunning

Now’s the time to replenish our sunscreen supplies for those upcoming beach junkets, mountain hikes, and lazy days by the pool. Each summer, doctors and public service announcements remind us about the importance of slathering on the sunscreen before heading outdoors. The biggest benefits of course are that sunscreen helps absorb and/or reflect harmful UVA… Continue reading »

Spring Has Arrived- Here’s What’s In Season!

Ah Spring has finally arrived, and with longer days and warmer weather comes a new crop of fresh produce. ‘Tis the perfect season to “spring clean” your diet, so out with the heavy fall and winter fare and in with springtime fruits and veggies. In-season produce reaps the most nutritional value so here’s what to… Continue reading »

Help A Bird Out In Winter

Birds always seek food. Their high body temperatures ( around 106 F) create a demand for steady, quality fuel, especially in the winter when they have to eat more to stay warm. Small birds face the biggest challenges. To stave off deadly cold, kinglets huddle together to sleep. Hummingbirds lower their body temperature and enter… Continue reading »

Stay Warm & Save Money This Winter

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power You can reduce your home heating costs by making smart changes during the winter months. Instead of closing curtains and blinds to the sunlight, open them so the sunlight streams into your home, creating natural heat during the day. Making sure your home’s weather stripping, caulking and sealing is in… Continue reading »

Holiday Energy, Efficiency & Safety

Courtesy of Tucson Electric Power Shiny, flashy and oh-so-jolly, holiday lights and decorations are a treasured part of the season. When hanging your holiday displays (with care), keep in mind a few simple tips to stay safe and keep your energy bill down. When you’re sleeping at night, the lights don’t need to be on…. Continue reading »

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