Tag: Summer

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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 […]

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Direct Energy Buzz July 26 Edition

Happy Friday! We thought today would never get here! How are you keeping cool this summer? As always, it was a very busy week at Direct Energy. Let’s take a second and look back on this week’s news. Are your kids keeping busy this summer? If it’s too hot to play outside, check out Monday’s […]

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Eco-Friendly Summer Crafts for Kids

Looking for some eco-friendly craft ideas to keep your kids entertained while they’re on summer break? Try some of these do-it-yourself projects to green up your children’s art activities: Button Flower Garden Windsocks Clothes Pin Mermaids Egg Carton Fairy Lights Peanut Finger Puppets Flower Petal Watercolors Sea Shell Necklaces Lollipop Stick Frames Do you have any […]

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Eco-friendly Ice Cream Recipes

July is National Ice Cream month! For a fun way to melt away hot summer days and celebrate this wonderful holiday, try some of these delicious (and eco-friendly) homemade ice cream recipes: Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Double Chocolate Ice Cream Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Lavender Honey Ice Cream Chocolate Coconut […]

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Green Pool Tips

Do you have a pool? With summer in full-swing, pool maintenance can become a tedious and costly chore— for you and the environment.  To keep your pool clean while going green, try some of these eco-friendly pool tips: Opt for ultraviolet pool cleaners. Ultraviolet pool cleaners help reduce the amount of chlorine and other chemicals […]

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Direct Energy Buzz June 28 Edition

TGIF! It’s been hot out there lately—cool down by checking out some of our summer energy tips. One of our favorite ways to cool down is by heading out of town! Are you preparing for a summer vacation? On Monday, we shared a few ways to prep your home for when you’re out of town. […]

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DIY Fourth of July Decorations

With the end of June creeping closer, it’s time to start prepping for your Fourth of July celebrations! Are you hosting a get-together? Instead of wasting money on decorations you’ll only use once, go green with some of these DIY ideas: Fourth of July candle holders No-sew burlap flag pillow Stars and stripes napkins Red, […]