Tracking your energy costs

June 6, 2011 by  
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Making the decision to save energy makes economic sense and have a direct impact on preserving our planet.  There are many ways to make sustainable decisions that are easy with the results having a triple bottom line.

The new saveONenergy campaign aims to further instill a culture of conservation across the province. It not only supports a Cleaner Ontario, but also provides consumers and business owners with year-round tools, tips, and incentives to help them reduce their electricity consumption and save money.

Login to the OPA website and start conserving:

https://www.myaccount.hydroone.com/unsecure/EC/ecustomer/en/ECInitialization?Page=ECCreateNewSSOOnlineProfilePage

Resources

http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/residential/personal/lighting/basic-facts.cfm?attr=4

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/services/energy_aware_oec.html

Growing vegetables can be easy

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 When considering a planting a home garden of eating, the question of what to plant  always arises. Some things to consider when making that decision is that vegetables need a minimum of six hours of sunshine, and additions such as compost and manure depending on the condition of the soil.

At the Windfields Community Garden, we plant various vegetables, including carrots, beans, peppers, tomatoes, squash, corn, peas, zucchini, potatoes okra, melons and herbs.

Planting vegetables can be a simple task and this article shows how easy.  These are vegetables that are good for a hearty meal.

http://www.hgtv.ca/gardening/articledetails.aspx?ContentId=2508&cat=4&by=1

 

Rethinking energy

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Throughout the years, I’ve had a rough time adjusting to daylight saving time in terms of sleep. I often wondered how it came about and did a lot of research, which I find quite interesting. Amazing how one’s ability to observe and invent concepts can affect actions. Take Benjamin Franklin, who responded to an incident when he awoke and wrote about his observation of light, quite amazing.

History of daylight saving time

Energy Conversions

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