All posts by John Rose

What Tools Do I Need on a Road Trip?

What Tools Do I Need on a Road Trip? | Direct Energy Blog

Though it might seem strange to your average traveler, there are some among us who feel a bit incomplete if they head out on a road trip (or even down the street!) without their favorite tools. Whether it’s the desire to be prepared for the unexpected, or simply to have some useful tools on hand in case we can help friends or family, we simply feel better having what’s needed in order to get the job done. READ MORE

How Can I Be More Energy Efficient During the Holidays?

How Can I Be More Energy Efficient During the Holidays? | Direct Energy Blog

Holiday season is fast approaching, making for an expensive time of year for many homeowners. All the additional shopping, travel, hosting and gift-giving adds up quickly, and so do the bigger energy bills that come with heating a home during the coldest months of the year. Adorning the house and trees around it with electricity-sapping decorations doesn’t help either. READ MORE

What are the Best Green Documentaries?

After ditching traditional cable a few years ago, my wife and I now turn on our favorite streaming service every night. While we may both have a penchant for some mainstream series (I can’t help it, but I must watch anything Gordon Ramsey is in), we also have a problem: documentaries. We love this film format in general, but as a family that is consciously trying to reduce our impact on the planet we live in, we regularly look for the best green documentaries available. READ MORE

How Can I Prepare My Child for Severe Weather?

Kids are curious, resilient, and often times much braver than we give them credit for, but they still look to parents for help and guidance when the world seems too big for them to handle. When that time arrives, instinct tells us to don our “Super Parent” cape for them to hide behind as we keep the tough stuff at bay. READ MORE