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Sustainability Plan

Do you have a clean energy strategy to reduce & control your energy costs? Are you feeling pressure from your customers, & employees to move to clean, sustainable energy? With astronomical increases in energy costs and the world in turmoil over fossil fuels again – Now is the time to...

SuperBowl 2022 EV Ads

100+ Million people watched Superbowl LVI this Sunday - and saw the EV revolution in action, with 7 different ads for electric cars and trucks. Whatever your favorite brand - there is an electric model for you!
Enjoy!

Free Geothermal Class

This free class will help you understand how Geothermal Energy can help you in your home. There are also some specific lessons directed for business owners. Overall, these lessons will help you understand the benefits of Geothermal Energy.

New Hope for the New Year

Happy New Year, Awesome People! Welcome to 2022! The turning of the year provides the opportunity to stop, see where we are, remember the lessons of where we’ve come from, and determine our intentions and goals for the future. In the first AWESome EarthKind episode over a year ago, we interviewed...

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

Large Scale solar with battery storage (solar on demand) provides the lowest cost electricity on the planet. And cost-saving distributed solar on homes & on commercial real estate can be seen virtually everywhere.

Age of Plastic

Andrea Fox is the host of the Age of Plastic Podcast – an environmental podcast with tips on how to live plastic free.  Andrea tackles big ethical issues in the hope of overcoming the climate change overwhelm and the guilt from our use of single-use plastics.

Turning Carbon into Cement

We 7 billion humans are emitting 40 Gigatons of carbon into the air every year.  That’s 40,000 Million Tons a year that is causing massive climate disruption, with visible increases in the number and intensity of extreme weather events, including droughts, wildfires, tornados, hurricanes, floods...

#CodeRedClimate & Live Music

The "Build Back Better" bill provides tax incentives for solar, wind, energy-efficiency, electric cars, charging stations, and more; and it will finally cut subsidies for fossil fuels. It will also drive major investments into communities that have been disproportionately hit by environmental...

Build Back Better and #CodeRedClimate

The "Build Back Better" bill provides tax incentives for solar, wind, energy-efficiency, electric cars, charging stations, and more; and it will finally cut subsidies for fossil fuels. It will also drive major investments into communities that have been disproportionately hit by environmental...

AWESome Earthkind Energy - Air, Water, Earth, Sun

Quantum Quotes and SuperNovas

From EarthDay Everywhere to Proving the Possible with Denis Hayes Personal Success Habit. Pessimism provides no survival advantage– it only leads to giving up. There is always hope– even in the face of incredible challenges (like Churchill in England during WWII). Internet Resources. Grist.org, The...

Year 1 Review and Your Feedback

We launched the AWESome EarthKind podcast a year ago on August 6th, 2020 –– the 75th anniversary of humanity’s destructive use of nuclear power on the people of Hiroshima, arguably the date that humanity became the 5th Force of Nature.

The Energizer Bunny

Pete is often called the Energizer bunny. After 32 years as the Chief Scientist for the New York Attorney General’s Environmental Division, Pete took a second career and turned his attention to creating sustainable hot water systems.

Clean Heat Incentives

Whether you have a single family home, or a multifamily, small business, or commercial building – New York’s Clean Heat Programs can provide incentives to help you make your clean energy transition.

Clean Heat with National Grid

Where ever you live in New York State, your utility has an incentive program to help you reduce your heating, cooling and hot water costs. Whether you’re a gas or an electric residential, multifamily, small business, or commercial customer – New York mandated utility Clean Heat Programs can provide...

Happy Independence Week!

In last week’s AWESome EarthKind episode, we shared how burning one gallon of gasoline emits 20 pounds of carbon dioxide and how we spew out a pound of CO2 for every mile we drive. If we drive an average of 12,000 miles, we’re each putting 6 tons of CO2 into the air every year.

Good Night Gasoline

Multiply the number of gallons we consume every day, and you can understand why the atmosphere now has 50% more carbon dioxide than it did 100 years ago. No wonder it has accelerated global climate change and has fueled the more extreme weather conditions we are facing these days.

Cooking Better than Gas

How would you like to cook twice as much food in the same amount of time – and do it more precisely, consistently, and safely? -without overheating your kitchen?Did you know that the best chefs in the world have discovered how Electric Induction Stoves use the power of electromagnets to heat pans...

Climate Change and Senior Citizens

In the cover story of their most recent newsletter, the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) informed their millions of members that Climate Change “is already impacting the health, wealth, safety and daily lives” of older Americans (as well as their children and grandchildren).

State & Utility Clean Electricity Policies

Did you know that 19 states now have 100% clean energy targets by 2050? But - did you also know that only a handful of them are legally binding?

Across the U.S., state governments and utility regulatory authorities are creating policies and programs to move our society to clean energy. 

Memorial Day History (& Future?)

Memorial Day is when we honor those men & women who died defending the U.S. Constitution while serving in the military. But did you know that the first Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and originated in the years following the U.S. Civil War? And that it only became an official federal...

Electric planes taking off!

The entire world is moving to eliminate fossil fuels by using the Forces of Nature (the Air, Water, Earth, and Sun) to create the clean electricity that will power our civilization. But the question everyone asks is – how will we replace fossil fuels in heavy duty transportation equipment...

Common Questions about Electric Vehicles (EVs)

California and New York have banned sales of new fossil-fueled cars by 2035 (the same date that GM announced they will be eliminating their gas-fueled cars). Volvo will be stopping non-electric car production & sales by 2030 - and the entire world is moving off gas and diesel powered cars - and...

Phase Changes with Govi Rao

It’s the roaring 2020s – the decade when everything changes… and it’s incredible how science and nature are creating new solutions to our most daunting challenges. Energy Efficiency is always the first step in clean energy – because “the cheapest energy is the energy we DON’T use”. Imagine...

Earth Month

Earth Month

In 1970, the first Earth Day event mobilized millions of Americans and generated the momentum that led to the Clean Water Act and ended the dumping of industrial pollution that had our rivers on fire. That Earth Day mobilization also produced the Clean Air Act that dramatically reduced air...

Zip System House Wrap

Zip System House Wrap

The least expensive and most climate-friendly energy is that which we don’t use. The first thing we should always do is use energy efficiency techniques and technologies to reduce energy consumption and waste. When we are constructing a new building or renovating the envelope of an existing...

Consume less share better

Towards Aware and No-Harm Investing

Most of us want to “do the right thing”. But traditionally, we don’t know what’s in our investment portfolios. While our investments affect the world we live in, most of us are not aware of where our investments go, and if those investments support what we believe in. And, sometimes, what we...

Earth Day Earth Decade

Earth Hour – Earth Day – Earth Decade

As the world moves closer to the end of the covid pandemic – every indication is that the roaring 2020s will the decade when everything changes. As this week’s AWESome EarthKind Podcast guest says:  “These next 10 years will decide the fate of civilization. “ Centuries from now, our...

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are the cleanest, most cost-efficient, and energy-efficient source of lighting you can purchase for your home, business, or institution. LEDs allow you to enjoy the benefits of saving money, light adjustments to fit your desired aesthetic, and energy conservation...

Geothermal Home

Clean Heating & Cooling

Burning any type of fossil fuel – whether it’s oil, coal, natural gas, propane, or wood -provides energy efficiencies that are significantly less than 100% efficient. A brand-new high-tech gas burner can reach efficiencies in the 97% range. But with older systems – and with hot water during the...

world war zero

WORLD WAR ZERO has begun!

WORLD WAR ZERO has begun! Millions of Jobs and $16 Trillion of Opportunity World War Zero is a non-profit organization that was founded by 2 former Republic Governors (Arnold Schwarzenegger & John Kasich) and John Kerry, the former Democratic US Senator & Secretary of State. World War...

heating and cooling

Earth Power for our Heating, Cooling & Hot Water

The largest heat storage system in the world is right under our feet. For billions of years, the earth has been absorbing the sun’s energy. The planet’s constant temperature just a few feet underground can meet all our heating, cooling, and hot water needs — with a minimum amount of energy to move...

UV Lighting

Clean Energy 1st Step — LED Lightbulbs

One simple, fast, and affordable way to have a positive impact on the environment — and save money — is to change our incandescent lightbulbs to LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). With incandescent lightbulbs, 90% of the energy produces HEAT, not visible light. That’s why we burn our hands when we...

National Weather Service

National Weather Service Report

Scientists have long predicted that increased Greenhouse Gasconcentrations would fuel more frequent and intense extreme weatherevents. The National Weather Service has reported that 2020 is a record year. There were 30 named storms (top winds of 39 mph or greater); 13 became hurricanes (top winds...

LED Bulbs

Quick Guide to LED Lights

Choose Energy Star-qualified LEDs Read the Label o A Lighting Facts label shows brightness, light color, energy use, estimated energy costs, and expected life. o “Lumens” are the measure of the amount of light. A 60-watt incandescent bulb is 800 lumens. Go with a major manufacturer: o Philips o...

money

Top 18 Energy $aving Tips

1. Choose Energy Star appliances and windows whenever possible to increase energy efficiency and save you money without compromising performance. 2. Manage your thermostat wisely. Turn your thermostat up during the summer/ down during the winter when you’re out of the house, when you’re on...