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SunPower Solar Installation

See how a solar panel system would work at your home, as Chris Sommerfeld, SunPower senior technical trainer, walks through an installation. [youtube][/youtube]

E-Readers vs. Old Fashioned Books—Which is Greener?

A relatively new phenomenon is the E-Reader, be it Kindle, iPad, or a number of other new competitors coming into the marketplace. When you think about it, these devices would seem to be more environmentally friendly than your typical paper and cardboard book, even a paperback. Jennifer Schwab, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Sierra Club […]

Green Cookware

If you’re planning to replace your cookware, think carefully about it. Before you rush off to buy the next hot item, consider alternatives that are healthy not just for you but for the environment. Jennifer Schwab, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Sierra Club Green Home, appeared on “Good Morning America” and discussed some of the […]

Green Your Caffeine

Can you believe that every day, citizens of our planet down 2.5 billion cups of coffee? And that in America alone, more than 450 million servings of “joe” are quaffed daily? Jennifer Schwab, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Sierra Club Green Home, appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss several things you can do to […]

Improving Energy Efficiency Through Imaging

Sierra Club Green Home’s Jennifer Schwab on Lunch Break introduces us to technology developed at MIT that can determine the energy efficiency of a home or building by taking an infrared image of it, including where the energy leaks are.

Affordable Solar Panels Can Save You Money

Founders of Sierra Club Green Home show you how solar panels on their home have saved them money.

Mission of Mermaids Trailer

Susan Rockefeller’s latest and most personal documentary, Mission of Mermaids, is the representation of the award winning filmmaker, activist, and conservationist’s love for our ocean. With the mermaid as our guide, it’s Mrs. Rockefeller’s hope that we can unite to protect our oceans both to ensure food security for the over one billion people who rely on fish for their primary protein and to preserve them as places of regeneration, beauty, and boundless dreams.

Smelting Saves Electronics from the Landfill

Electronics go out of style faster than clothes these days. Americans throw out more than 350,000 cell phones and 130,000 computers every day, according to Time Magazine. E-waste piles up and often gets shipped to poor countries where it causes serious environmental and health problems. Fortunately, there are companies like 2nd Solutions which use smelting to extract recyclable elements from electronics. In this video, Michael Pittman from 2nd Solutions shows Sierra Club Green Home how it works. (Photo by JohnMuk, Flickr)

Carbon Offset Projects Revitalize Forests

Carbon Fund is a nonprofit that offers carbon offset options for individuals, businesses, and organizations who want to reduce their carbon footprint. When you buy carbon offsets from Carbon Fund, you sponsor one of their projects to counteract global warming. These projects range from a providing hydroelectric power to a in India to reforestation in Louisiana, as well as awareness campaigns. (Image courtesy of Foundation)

Eco-Smart Driving Tips

Maybe an electric vehicle, biodiesel engine, or hybrid car is out of reach right now, but you can still drive your current car in the most fuel-efficient manner possible (for your wallet’s sake as much as the environment’s). Sierra Club Green Home learned some fuel efficiency tips from Ford at this month’s auto show in Detroit, and we’re only too happy to pass these along. (Photo courtesy of Ford)