Tag Archives: Green Living

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

7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day | Direct Energy Blog

Earth Day is approaching, and while every day is Earth Day, this is a day set aside to reflect and consider just how amazing and important our earth is to us. 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 Care for Your Plants in Winter

How to Care for Your Plants in Winter | Direct Energy Blog

Gardening is a hobby that you can spend a lifetime learning about. Seasons change, seeds fail or thrive, and just when you think you know it all, you realize how much there still is to learn. Direct Energy’s Gardening Series is a follow-along guide to embrace the beauty and challenges involved in being a gardener. As a craft that requires patience, creativity, and endurance, gardening can be enjoyed by those of all ages, and is one of the most satisfying ways to spend an early morning or late afternoon. Follow along as we show you how to begin, which herbs grow the best, and other tips on how to plant a garden that will flourish under your care. READ MORE