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Disaster Preparedness what causes power outages

10 Common Causes of Power Outages

Have you ever wondered what causes power outages? When the power goes out, it can affect anywhere from a few blocks to whole neighborhoods — or even an entire city.

Energy Efficiency Lesson Plan: Climate Change and Energy Conservation

Lesson Plan: Climate Change & Energy Conservation

This lesson will help students and families consider their use of energy in all parts of their daily lives and how energy consumption can contribute to a climate conundrum. From powering cars and devices, to providing the “stuff” we use throughout our day, energy consumption is a major contributor to the emissions of carbon dioxide

Energy Efficiency Lesson Plan: Water Conservation and Water Heating

Lesson Plan: Water Conservation

The amount of water you use in your household can have a big impact on the total amount of energy used by your home. Heating water for showers, baths, laundry and dishes accounts for more than 15 percent of a home’s utility expenses.

Energy Efficiency How smart home improvements can help sell your house

How Smart Home Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your House

Smart home upgrades can help you sell your house faster and for a higher price. While there are no guarantees, upgrading home technology can increase the perceived value and desirability of your property, making it more marketable.

Green Energy Lesson Plan: Hydropower

Lesson Plan: Hydropower

Water can be a very powerful, clean source of energy. Water has been used for centuries to carry cargo, grind grain, and you guessed it, generate electricity, otherwise known as hydropower!

Green Energy Lesson Plan: Biomass

Lesson Plan: Biomass

This lesson aims to introduce students to one of our earliest forms of energy – biomass, which has been used to heat and cook for longer than most energy sources. How you ask – WOOD you care to make a guess?

Home Energy Savings Meal prepping & energy-efficient cooking

Meal Prepping: Energy-Efficient Cooking to Save You Time and Money

After a day spent juggling a hectic work schedule, family duties or both, many of us would love to save time cooking weeknight meals. Who wouldn’t want to have more free time with the family or just relaxing?

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Small Business Energy Savings How to recruit employees for your small business

How to Recruit Employees for Your Small Business

Whether you’re taking on new work, dealing with high staff turnover or just looking to bring some fresh ideas to the table, knowing how to recruit employees for your small business is essential. Attracting qualified employees can be a challenge, especially when larger, more established companies are competing for the same talent.

Energy Efficiency How to automate your home appliances that use the most energy

How to Automate Your Home Appliances That Use the Most Energy

Lowering your household’s electricity consumption has a positive impact on the environment as well as your monthly energy bill. The tricky part is figuring out what uses the most electricity in your home and controlling it.

Small Business Energy Savings 11 small-business marketing tips for a summer slowdown

11 Small-Business Marketing Tips for a Summer Slowdown

Slow summer sales are common for many small businesses. But even though revenue may be down, there are ways to take advantage of this time.

Energy Efficiency

Which Way Should Your Ceiling Fan Turn in the Summer?

When the temperature goes up, often so does air conditioning usage. But the AC can eat up a lot of electricity, which can be expensive.

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