Tag: Reduce Your Use

BBQ

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 […]

BikeMonth

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 […]

Reduce Your Use in the Kitchen

Reduce Your Use in the Kitchen

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fun, energy efficient weekend. Now, who’s hungry? Today we’re looking at ways to keep your family full without consuming a ton of energy. That’s why when trying to reduce your use, the kitchen is a great place to start. Turn down the heat! Lightly boiling water has the […]

Did You Know…Ways To Reduce Your Use

Did You Know…Ways To Reduce Your Use

Halfway through the workweek! Get excited! There are many ways to be eco-friendly and energy efficient. However, there are some tips that may not be as obvious, even to us at Direct Energy. In efforts to continue our commitment for an energy-efficient 2013 (remember those New Year’s resolutions?), here are some ways to reduce your […]