10 Easy Ways You Can Live a More Eco-Friendly Life

 

Going Green May Be Worth Its Weight in Gold

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Living an environmentally friendly life can seem like a daunting task, especially when faced with the potentially extreme option to live a no-waste life—where your entire trash output for a year can fit into a single mason jar. But those changes aren’t always easy and can require extreme diligence and planning.

Instead, there are numerous easy ways to go green that you can adopt in your day-to-day life. Here are 10 easy ways to befriend the environment, without making the act of going green a full time job. Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Go Green in the Workplace

 

How Businesses Can Go Green

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Greener homes are in the spotlight these days, but what about the other places where many of us spend huge chunks of our time–our offices? Some simple changes of habit can save energy and resources at work, and these small steps can be multiplied by persuading the powers-that-be at your workplace to adopt environmentally friendly (and often cost-effective) policies.

1. Be Bright About Light

Artificial lighting accounts for 44 percent of the electricity use in office buildings.
Make it a habit to turn off the lights when you’re leaving any room for 15 minutes or more and utilize natural light when you can.

Make it a policy to buy Energy Star-rated lightbulbs and fixtures, which use at least two-thirds less energy than regular lighting, and install timers or motion sensors that automatically shut off lights when they’re not needed. Continue reading

Solar Energy Facts: 5 Things You Maybe Didn’t Know

 

Adding Solar Panels — Is It Worth the Investment? solar panels installed

Adding Solar Panels to your home’s energy system is the sustainable improvement that everyone is talking about. Personal, decentralized electricity generation is a controversial topic for the power companies, but for the homeowner adding Photovoltaic (PV) panels is a huge cost reducing investment.

With interest in this earth saving technology at an all time high, a lot of information, and misinformation abounds. As you consider going green with PV panels, keep a few important pieces of information in mind. Continue reading

What Are Live Transfer Solar Leads and How Do they Work?

 

Not All Solar Leads Are Created Equal

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If you’re in the business of solar sales and installation, then you know that the quality of your leads matters. Purchase top quality leads, and your conversion rate will skyrocket. Opt instead for budget leads, and you might have a tougher time getting them to actually convert.

In the world of solar leads, live transfer leads are highly coveted by those who know good quality leads when they see them. Live transfer solar leads boast unusually high conversion rates, and most solar installers find that they provide a handsome return on investment, when compared to other types of leads. So why do live transfer solar leads work so well? Continue reading

Health Benefits of Music

 

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There’s nothing quite like the strains of a familiar melody to get your body moving on the dance floor, bring back a distant memory, or lift your spirits when you’re feeling down. We all love rocking out to our favorite tunes, but it turns out that music actually does a body good. That’s correct: science is continually uncovering more and more data that suggests that music isn’t just good for the soul; it’s also great for your physical and mental health.

Music Boosts Athletic Endurance and Performance

As anyone who’s ever tried to stick to a fitness routine knows, it can be difficult to stay motivated. When you’re feeling low-energy, it’s really tempting to take a few shortcuts on your daily jog or reroute your bike ride to avoid those strenuous hills. A 2010 study published by the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science and Sports found that healthy male college students who listened to fast music pedaled stationary bikes at a substantially faster clip than those who listened to slow music, and that they reported lower levels of physical exertion.

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