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2009

March

Saturday, March 28, 2009

How Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs Work

Compact fluorescent bulbs have made a huge impact on the environment. They have saved a countless amount of money and make it easy for people to become involved in protecting our environment. Compact fluorescent bulbs have been a real money saver for families and now account for a huge amount of energy savings on power bills. While fluorescent lighting has been around for years, compact fluorescent light bulbs have only just recently come on the scene. They offer many advantages over traditional incandescent lighting and have had a great surge in popularity.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Harvesting Rainwater from the Sky: All About Rooftop Rainwater Collection

Water is a scarce commodity. We are slowly depleting our underground aquifers, and global warming is affecting the surface bodies of water that we use for our water supplies. As it becomes more scarce, the importance of saving water is becoming ever more essential to the earth’s survival.  While there are many ways we can save our water, there is a way to increase our water supply for free—by collecting rainwater from roofs and using it for some of our household needs…