Tag: Reduce Your Use

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$100,000 in Grants Available to Nonprofits in the U.S. and Canada for Energy- Efficient Upgrades

Direct Energy announced today that it has reopened its Reduce Your Use® for Good Grant program for applications. Under the grant program, nonprofits apply by uploading a short video to the company’s Reduce Your Use for Good Facebook page, those selected are awarded up to $2,500 to fund energy-efficient upgrades. “Our Reduce Your Use for […]

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Direct Energy Buzz May 31 Edition

It’s Friday AND the last day of May! Before you leap into June, check out this week’s Direct Energy Buzz. On Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day with tips on how to make sure your grill is cleaned and prepped for BBQ season. What’s your favorite thing to grill? Check out some of our favorite recipes […]

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Prepping your BBQ for Memorial Day Celebrations

How are you celebrating the Memorial Day holiday? If you’re hosting a cookout, take some time to make sure your grill is cleaned and prepped for BBQ season—doing so will create more flavorful food and help your grill run properly. Check out these BBQ cleaning tips: Detach and thoroughly clean the burners. Check all burning […]

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Green Laundry Tips

Even though it’s only Monday, we’re already thinking about our weekend chores—like doing the laundry. While laundry isn’t the most thrilling task, it’s something we have to do! Next time you toss in a load, try these five ideas to clean up your clothes AND your lifestyle: Use cold water. If you’re using a conventional […]

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National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month! In addition to being a great form of exercise and transportation, biking is another way to reduce your use on a daily basis. While it may be impractical to bike to work, school or run errands every day, swapping your car for a bike can save a whole lot of […]

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Green Lawn Care Tips

How green is your lawn? Nobody wants to be the house on the street with brown grass. However, it’s important to look closely at what you’re doing to maintain your lawn and how your actions affect the environment. Learn how to reduce your use outdoors by making some of these simple adjustments. Choose your pesticides […]

Co-Founder of WordPlay Cincy wins first Cincinnati Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award

In its first year, Direct Energy and Local 12’s 2013 Cincinnati Volunteer Citizen of the Year award is honoring Elizabeth “Libby” Hunter. Hunter is the co-founder of WordPlay Cincy, a nonprofit organization located in Cincinnati’s Northside that offers a safe and inspirational haven where children are supported in literacy with homework help, reading and writing […]