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Bottled or Tap Water?

Water is essential to good health and doctors say that it’s important that you take in at least eight 8oz glasses per day. The good news is that most communities have great tasting water right out of the tap. If you live in an area with odd-tasting water, you can improve it with a home […]
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The Economic Cost of Obesity

The Economic Cost of Obesity Americans consume 25% more calories today than in the 70s, so it’s easy to dismiss obesity as a disease of luxury, but this isn’t true. Academic Earth explains obesity as a class issue enabled by American food policies. Click on the link for more information!
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Thinking Of Going Solar? Read This

Everywhere you go these days, you hear an advertisement about solar. By some estimates, there are more than 250 solar companies in Hawaii, with dozens more opening up per year! The average energy price on Oahu is about 35 cents per kilowatt/hour, and it’s much higher on the Neighbor Islands, with Kauai at almost 42 […]
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The Falling Cost Of Solar Energy Is Surprising Everyone

Rob Wile Everyone’s talking about all the new oil and gas being produced thanks to new drilling methods. But there’s another narrative nipping at the shale boom’s heels: solar energy.  And it’s expanding just as fast. It’s just that the scale is not quite the same. But that’s changing. Citi has just named solar photovoltaics, which […]
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An Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems

MARTIN HOLLADAY, GBA ADVISOR By now, photovoltaic (PV) panels are familiar to most Americans. You’ve seen them on your hand-held calculator, on top of illuminated highway signs, and maybe even on your neighbors’ roofs. With PV systems becoming more common, perhaps you’ve been dreaming of making some homemade electricity. The dream is achievable, as long as you […]
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Use Paper Wisely

When possible, use an eReader or tablet instead of printing things out. Print on both sides of paper whenever possible to conserve. Keep a scrap paper pile of misprints to print on or take notes with. Try to reuse envelopes when possible to cut down on waste. Consider switching your coffee maker to a metal […]
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Reduce Your CO2 Emissions

Want to reduce your household’s CO2 emissions? These simple tips can help. Switch your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents to use 60% less energy per bulb and save 300 pounds of CO2 a year. Wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket and insulate your pipes to save 1,000 pounds of CO2 a year. Improve […]
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