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Save energy & water doing the dishes

When you’re trying to reduce household water and energy use, what are the best ways to tackle the daily task of doing the dishes?

Studies show that it is actually best to use an energy-efficient dishwasher. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates a typical household washes 215 loads annually. However, even though 80 percent of households […]

January 23rd, 2023|Energy Efficiency, Green Homes, Green Tip, Water|0 Comments

Unplug home energy vampires and save money

This Halloween while vampires are slinking through the streets, unplug the energy vampires lurking inside your home, and save up to $165 a year in energy costs.

Electronic appliances consume power even when they are switched off or in standby mode but still plugged in, creating vampire energy and costing consumers hundreds of dollars each year. […]

Discover EVs at National Electric Drive Week

Tap into the plug-in experiences of electric vehicle (EV) owners and check out their cars at more than 200 locations during National Electric Drive Week.

There are three Electric Drive Week events in the Kansas City, MO / Lawrence, KS area and hundreds of events nationwide during the week of September 23 – October 3. To find an […]

Take the Green Commute Challenge

Join Kansas City’s effort to improve air quality while you reduce your fuel costs during the Green Commute Challenge. Ride a bus, streetcar, scooter or bike – or carpool, walk or telecommute to work.

The Green Commute Challenge encourages workplaces to form an employee team and find alternatives to driving for daily work commutes. Individuals can […]

Did your HOA rules stop you from installing solar?

If your homeowner’s association has restricted you from installing solar panels on your house in the past, then it’s time to check again as some state legislatures, including Missouri, are changing the rules to allow solar.

Beginning January 1, 2023, homeowner’s associations (HOA) in Missouri can no longer prohibit residential solar panels, thanks to a new […]