How to Build a Solar Pizza Box Oven

Build a solar oven from a pizza box

This past weekend was out local town's Earth Day celebration.  As part of the festivities, I built this solar oven from a pizza box and handed out yummy smores made from solar energy.  My girls (ages 6 and 3) were easily able to help with this project and after assembling the materials, we had it together in under 15 minutes!  I highly recommend this project for your next school festival, science … [Read more...]

Need Some Incentive? Get Your Green Back with Eco-Friendly Tax Credits

Tax season is just around the corner and it's time to pay the piper. But if you were savvy enough to invest your green stuff in green stuff last year...you may not have to cough up as much at tax time. Surf over to the Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency for details on all of the tax credits available to eco-conscious consumers. Here's the rundown: Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credits: Hybrid cars … [Read more...]

Green Your Christmas with Low-Energy Holiday Lights

Whether you like lights that are white or multi-colored, make them green with LED lights that use 90% less energy and last much longer than traditional bulbs. LEDs don’t heat up like standard bulbs...so they stay cooler, are safer for kids, and pose less risk of fires. And if one bulb does break or burn out, the rest of the lights in the strand will keep glowing.   If you can't find LED Christmas … [Read more...]

Follow The Sun

Even if you don’t have solar panels on your roof, you can make use of the sun’s power to warm your home in the winter. Leave shades and blinds open on sunny days, but close them at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows. In the summer, block that warmth by closing shades and blinds on the sunny side of the house … [Read more...]