Tag: eco-friendly

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Green Lunch Tips

On Monday, we gave some eco-friendly back-to-school tips to help prep your kids for the classroom… now let’s look at how to green up their lunches! Five tips for an eco-friendly lunch: Put away the paper bags and invest in a reusable lunchbox. Instead of using plastic sandwich bags, spring for food storage containers. Pack […]

Back to School Tips

Green Back-to-School Tips

Preparing your kids for the school year? Sending your child back to school can be costly—for you and the environment. Before your kids head back to the classroom, check out these five eco-friendly tips to save yourself and the environment some green: Reuse/repurpose last year’s supplies Look for school supplies made from recycled materials Purchase […]

Ecofriendly Travel

Eco-Friendly Travel Destinations

Planning a last minute family vacation before the kids head back to school? If you’re passionate about going green, check out some of these eco-friendly family travel destinations: Portland – Ranked as the greenest city in America, Portland should top the list of any eco-lover searching for vacation ideas! San Francisco – With a commitment […]

Direct Energy Helps Pittsburgh Nonprofit’s Green Workplace Initiative

Direct Energy Helps Pittsburgh Nonprofit’s Green Workplace Initiative

I admire nonprofits that help the less fortunate and allow them to have a “voice,” regardless of their financial situation. Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) does just that. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, PA’s Cultural District, the NLSA is a non-profit,  public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to underprivileged and vulnerable residents […]

Direct Energy Helps Pittsburgh Nonprofit's Green Workplace Initiative

I admire nonprofits that help the less fortunate and allow them to have a “voice,” regardless of their financial situation. Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) does just that. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, PA’s Cultural District, the NLSA is a non-profit,  public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to underprivileged and vulnerable residents […]

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Bonfire Safety Tips

Happy National S’mores Day! If you’re celebrating this delicious holiday by gathering around a bonfire to make some homemade snacks, make sure you check out these safety tips before lighting up: Build your bonfire at least 60 feet away from anything flammable, like houses, sheds and trees. Do not build a fire on the surface […]

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Eco-Friendly Tips for Beating the Summer Heat

With students preparing for the upcoming school year, it may seem like summer is coming to an end, but the summer heat is still in full swing! Instead of cranking up the air conditioning, which can increase your electric bills, try some of these eco-friendly tips for beating hot August days: Cool off with cool […]