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France’s New Environmental Legislation: What It Means for the US

France’s New Environmental Legislation: What It Means for the US

A new French law requires that all new buildings in commercial zones must be partially covered (50%) with either solar panels, or plants. The benefits are obvious. Solar panels generate electricity, plus roof-mounted panels also provide shading and help deflect the radiant heat. Plants provide cooling through shade and extra insulation, as well as preventing […]

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Green Ideas for Apartment Living

If you are living in an apartment, let me first begin by saying that you are already on the winning side of being green.  As populations grow, as well as our appetites for large homes, those who opt for smaller dwellings are reducing their footprints in a number of ways.  All of this is a […]

Green Home Improvement Ideas for Spring

Green Home Improvement Ideas for Spring

Springtime is upon us. If you are anything like the multitudes of Americans that loathe the idea of a spring cleaning, then perhaps you can trade the broom and mop for some good old DIY springtime home improvements that will not only add to your quality of life, but to your green cred, as well. […]

Green in the City: 5 Tips for Urban Gardening

Green in the City: 5 Tips for Urban Gardening

Urban gardening: two huge buzz words, and for good reason. Folks want to live greener and eat healthier, and urban gardening helps you do both. It also teaches you a few things about patience and creativity along the way. Here are a few items to consider before getting your hands dirty. 1)      What can you manage? […]

5 Recipes Using Spring Fruits and Veggies

5 Recipes Using Spring Fruits and Veggies

When the trees begin to bud and color returns to the landscape, you know spring is here. Many fruits and vegetables are at their prime during spring, producing some of the most exciting flavors of the entire year. It’s always best to buy what is in season to get the freshest, and often most affordable, […]

Get Lucky with These St. Patty’s Day Pins

Get Lucky with These St. Patty’s Day Pins

With this season’s long winter coming to a close, we’re looking for a reason to celebrate here at Direct Energy. We’ve seen hints of spring throughout the country, and are just days away from the official First Day of Spring. Thankfully, St. Patrick’s Day has come to the rescue, giving us reasons to celebrate, get […]