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Going Green for Halloween

on 10/31/17 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
  Who said Halloween has to be all orange and black? With a little do-it-yourself work and imagination, All Hallows' Eve can go green, too. Like any holiday, Halloween offers an opportunity to go green without sacrificing an ounce of festive fun. Going green for Halloween is also a nice way to cut down on spending, as the average American is projected to spend over $75 toward the October 31st festivities.
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12 Tips to Make Your Holiday A Little Greener

on 12/14/15 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 3 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
There are many things that we can do on our day to day to reduce our consumption on the environment, but all seems to get lost in the holidays. I wanted to give you 12 fun tips to make your holiday a little greener and still be festive.
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Let’s Have a Green Thanksgiving

on 11/23/15 11:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
  Thanksgiving has evolved over the last couple generations. It has become more of a time of commercialism and less about giving thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives, friends and family. This year, we should all take a pledge to have a greener Thanksgiving and, instead of looking to what we can get, but more towards what we can give back. Whether we are giving back to others and our community, or lowering our consumption to lessen our impact on the earth, both will have a significant impact on the work, no matter how big or small. Remember, it starts with a drop in the bucket. Therefore, here are some great tips to help give back a little while keeping with a green Thanksgiving.
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Happy Independence Day 2015

on 6/29/15 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Holiday
For this 4th of July I wanted to throw in a little science just for fun and since solar deals primarily with the sun the subject seems fitting.  Every year around this time a phenomenon happens called aphelion. Basically speaking it means that this is the point when the Earth is farthest away from the sun which happens every year 2 weeks after the summer solstice. I am sure many are wondering how this is possible since the earth orbit is “round”. While this is true in a sense we actually orbit in a more oval pattern on a tilt with one end closer to the sun than the other. A distant sun means less sunlight for our planet and the sun is about 7% less on this day.
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5 Tips on Celebrating Arbor Day 2014

on 4/24/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
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Earth Day 2014: Show Your Support for the Earth

on 4/22/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
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5 Green Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

on 2/11/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday
Last year we wrote about how to have a green outdoor Valentine’s day. This year I thought we could look at some great gift ideas that are not only environmentally friendly, but will show your loved one how much you care. Best of all, they will last much longer than chocolate and flowers. 1. Solar Charger Giving a solar charger is a great way to provide something we all need at one point or another, but with a renewable twist. Solar chargers can keep all our electronics charged up so we can stay in contact with our loved ones and also provide a power source for those middle-of-nowhere dates.
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Happy New Year! What is Your Green Resolution?

on 1/2/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Green Ideas Holiday Conservation
Welcome to 2014!   Resolutions are typically what everyone is talking about after the New Year. I am going to exercise more, eat better, spend more time with the family, etc. But what about resolutions for making the world a little greener? Is there anything you can add to your list of resolutions that will improve our planet? Here are a few that maybe you can think of implementing in 2014. Ban the Bag I hate it when I go to the store and forget my green bags at home. This year I am going to make a conscious effort to always have green bags on me and you can too. Keep a couple in your car at all times, even if you aren’t planning on going shopping. I even keep small ones in my purse for those smaller purchases. And you can find green bags just about everywhere and you don’t have to have one from each store, just as long as you use them when you go to the store. Start a Garden This one can range from a small container garden to overtaking your lawn into a huge garden. Grow something from a bunch of herbs to all the produce you could eat. With spring just around the corner, you can start building your garden now by planning and setting it up. When spring arrives, check out your local zoning and find what grows best where you live and what you love to eat. Do what you can to get the healthiest produce ever by purchasing heirloom seeds and stay as organic as you possibly can. Stay Local Make a conscious effort to purchase your needs and wants from a local small business. This can have a huge impact on your local economy since local businesses support your community organizations, create more jobs, give better service, and so much more. It also reduced your impact on the environment as it lowers transportation and creates less congestion. To find out more, visit Sustainable Connections and see what other benefits there might be to staying local. Buy Reusable Items Instead of purchasing throw away items, make a resolution to work toward replacing them with reusable materials. Paper towels are my favorite example. Instead of purchasing bunch of rolls for $8, spend that money on some microfiber or bar cloths. These are inexpensive and can just be thrown in the laundry to be reused. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few things that are just yuck and a paper towel is perfect. I still buy them, but I only use them when in dire need and therefore go through only a few sheets per week at most. I’m sure there are more things you can find to replace. Green Power Make a switch to green power if possible. Can you afford to install some solar panels on your roof? What about switching your lights to LEDs and upgrading to Energy Star appliances to lower your overall electrical usage to make using solar power more feasible in the near future. There is also many other options available if solar power is your end goal. Check out 1 Block Off The Grid for some great information. By working together, we can have a great year while lowering our impact on the environment. What is your green resolution? Share with us below!
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What To Do With All That Holiday Waste

on 12/26/13 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Holiday
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America Recycles Day: What is it and How To Get Involved

on 11/14/13 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Holiday Conservation
I was going through different green holidays and came across America Recycles Day. For someone involved in the green revolution for most of her life, I couldn’t imagine never hearing of this before. So I looked into it and figured I’d explain it to you. Maybe we can all work together and get more involved to make the world a little greener in the end.
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