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Category Archives: Videos

  • 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.

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    by SCGH - February 05, 2013
  • 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 Home, appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss whether we Should be buying our loved ones e-readers or traditional books this holiday season.

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    by SCGH - February 05, 2013
  • 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 healthy alternatives with Sam Champion during the “Just One Thing” segment.

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    by SCGH - February 05, 2013
  • 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 have less impact on the ecosystem while still getting your morning fix of java.

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    by SCGH - February 05, 2013
  • 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.

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  • Affordable Solar Panels Can Save You Money

    Founders of Sierra Club Green Home Jennifer Schwab and Gordon Wangers show you how solar panels on their home have saved them money.

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    by SCGH - April 03, 2012
  • Smelting Saves Electronics from the Landfill

    Smelting: Recycling We Urgently Need

    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. E-waste piles up and often gets shipped to poor countries where it causes serious environmental and health problems.

    Fortunately, there is an alternative to letting e-waste accumulate and leach dangerous chemicals into the surrounding soil and water. In this video, Michael Pittman from 2nd Solutions explains to Sierra Club Green Home how smelting makes it possible to recycle old electronics.

    You can also learn about batteries’ eco afterlife, or find places to recycle your cell phone safely and sustainably.

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    For related articles, see:
    Electronic Waste: How to Properly Dispose of E-Waste
    Common Trash That’s Actually Recyclable

    by SCGH - January 25, 2012
  • 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, you sponsor one of the nonprofit’s projects to counteract global warming. These projects range from a providing hydroelectric power to a community in India to reforestation in Louisiana, as well as awareness campaigns.

    Here Brian McFarland, project manager at Carbon Fund, tells Sierra Club Green Home about some cool ways they are making the planet healthier. Learn more about these projects to plant trees while offering local communities recreation and employment, plus plans to conserve rainforests worldwide in 2012.

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    by SCGH - January 23, 2012
  • 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 a manner that saves gas, money, and the environment. 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.

    Did you know, for example, that if you’re driving over 50 mph you actually save gas by using the AC instead of rolling down the windows? Or that using the right motor oil usually improves your fuel efficiency by 2%? Considering how many cars using gas are already on the road, we think it’s important to pass these on. Check out Ford’s Web site for the full list of ways to save gas.

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    by SCGH - January 21, 2012
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