Green Living

6 Ways to Generate Green Energy at Home

Ways to Generate Green Energy at Home | Direct Energy Blog

The easiest way for most homeowners to reduce their utility bills is by cutting back on energy consumption through self-discipline and increased efficiency. But for those who have some time and money to invest, installing one or more green energy systems can yield bigger, longer-term savings while doing more to protect the environment. READ MORE

How to Recycle Light Bulbs

How to Recycle Light Bulbs: Incandescent, Fluorescent, & CFL | Direct Energy Blog

If you’re in the habit of tossing your burned out light bulbs in the trash, you might be making a mistake. There may be a recycling drop-off point right in your neighborhood, but more importantly, some light bulbs must be recycled for the good of the environment. READ MORE

Top 6 Greenest Cities in the U.S.

Top 6 Greenest Cities in the U.S. | Direct Energy Blog

Once you start emphasizing greener living, it’s easy to get hooked. Recycling leads to rainwater collection which leads to biking to work, and before you know it, you’re ready to pack up and move to a new city based on its environmental cred. READ MORE

4 Ways to Recycle Old Electronics and Appliances

4 Ways to Recycle Old Electronics and Appliances

If you just finished up your spring cleaning, chances are you found an electronic device or two that you can’t justify keeping around. It could be an outdated laptop that you’ve already replaced, or maybe an old kitchen appliance that finally broke down. In observance of Earth Day 2018, Direct Energy urges you to take a few minutes to give that old device a second life. READ MORE

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint | Direct Energy Blog

How do you measure a carbon footprint? Your carbon footprint is not only measured by the sources for carbon and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) you are directly responsible for, such as car exhaust and whether you recycle. The truth is that it’s a LOT more complicated because you have to account for both the direct and indirect sources in order to better understand how big your carbon footprint really is. READ MORE

How to Go Green During Your Workouts

How to Go Green During Your Workouts | Direct Energy Blog

Between the usual rush of New Year’s fitness resolutions and watching talented athletes, there’s no shortage of inspiration to get in better shape. But energy-savvy exercisers might be aware that while they’re burning calories on the treadmill, they’re also drawing watts from the grid. So what’s the best way to make sure your workout is as energy efficient as possible? READ MORE