Category Archives: Sustainability

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Abundant and free in most parts of the country, pine needles are a great source of organic matter for the garden. Whether you use pine needles in compost or as a mulch around your plants, they provide essential nutrients and … Continue reading

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Composting Ashes: Is Ash Good For Compost? – www.gardeningknowhow.com

By Nikki Tilley(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) “Is ash good for compost? Yes. Since ashes do not contain nitrogen and will not burn plants, they can be useful in the garden, especially in the compost pile. Wood ash compost can … Continue reading

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China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future – by Kieth Bradsher – NYT News

“SHENZHEN, China — There is a powerful reason that automakers worldwide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles — and that reason is China. Propelled by vast amounts of government money and visions of dominating next-generation technologies, China … Continue reading

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EPA’s Role in ENERGY STAR | About ENERGY STAR | ENERGY STAR .GOV

“EPA’s Role in ENERGY STARThe ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). Learn more about EPA’s statutory authority for ENERGY STAR.EPA ensures unbiased credibilityEPA ensures that ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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How it Works — Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) | Products | ENERGY STAR .gov

“How it Works — Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs)It’s generally easier to move something than to make something. Putting that principle to use, HPWHs use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. To … Continue reading

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Climate Shifts Aren’t Limited to the Weather – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“I have a simple view of governing today: We are in the middle of not one but three climate changes at once to which government must help citizens respond — and Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue and China does.Here … Continue reading

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