Tag: environment


Green Lunch Tips

On Monday, we gave some eco-friendly back-to-school tips to help prep your kids for the classroom… now let’s look at how to green up their lunches! Five tips for an eco-friendly lunch: Put away the paper bags and invest in a reusable lunchbox. Instead of using plastic sandwich bags, spring for food storage containers. Pack [&hellip

Direct Energy Helps Pittsburgh Nonprofit’s Green Workplace Initiative

Direct Energy Helps Pittsburgh Nonprofit’s Green Workplace Initiative

I admire nonprofits that help the less fortunate and allow them to have a “voice,” regardless of their financial situation. Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) does just that. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, PA’s Cultural District, the NLSA is a non-profit,  public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to underprivileged and vulnerable residents [&hellip


Preparing for Hurricane Season

With the start of June, hurricane season is officially here! As forecasters are already warning that the 2013 hurricane season may be more active than normal, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared before a hurricane hits. To prepare for hurricane season, here’s what you should do: Know your homes vulnerability to storm surge, flooding [&hellip


Happy Earth Day!

  Happy Earth Day! Did you know that today marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day? That just means that this is the perfect time to begin taking steps to help make the environment a better one. Here are a few “Acts of Green” for you and your family to do today and start incorporating [&hellip

Composite map of the world assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012; NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC

NASA’s “Black Marble” Photos of Earth

Last week, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a photo collection of Earth at night called “Black Marble,” which was captured by Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS. The VIIRS detects visible light, and it is sensitive enough to detect the nocturnal glow produced by Earth’s atmosphere. These new images [&hellip

Eco Spring Break

Eco Spring Break

It’s finally here, the week you have been waiting for – Spring Break. As you hit the open road in search of sun, sand and endless fun, remember to keep your spring fling green. There is a myriad of activities and things you can do to give the environment a break, while still enjoying yours. [&hellip