Last week, we talked about using solar power in your home to either totally power or at least assist in powering your house. This week we’re going to continue talking about clean energy with another method that gets a lot of pictures taken of it – wind power! You’ve probably seen the Steel Winds project on Lake Erie, near Lackawanna. It is one of the largest urban wind developments in the world, producing enough power for about 6,000 average American homes. Read on for information about your own wind power project!
May 20, 2013
May 13, 2013
On this blog, we’ve talked quite a bit about the weatherization services that we at Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo offer. Not only does having your home weatherized lead to a lower energy cost for you, it also creates a greener and healthier environment in your home.
May 6, 2013
During the recent presidential election, the question was often brought up about alternative power sources. Now, more often than not, they were referring to gasoline alternatives, but we should think about different ways to get power to our homes and businesses as well. After all, what if any of the post-apocalyptic shows and movies ever came true? We would want to still be able to use our devices and appliances, I’m sure! We’re going to look at a couple different alternative sources we could use now. First up is solar power.
April 29, 2013
Financial Literacy sounds like one of those fancy terms made up by someone wanting to sound smarter and better than others. Really though, it’s about making sure you’re financially stable and healthy. As it so happens, since 2004, the United States has recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month. If you happen to be reading this in Canada, November is their National Financial Literacy Month.
April 22, 2013
Most people think of April as a very environmentally conscious month. And it is. It’s National Clean Energy Month, Earth Day is April 22, TV Turn Off Week, National Parks Week, etc. There are many events and dates that are all focused at us making a better planet to live on. We’ve talked about gardening and composting this month, and to build off composting that reduces the amount of garbage we throw out, we’ll talk about what to recycle to reduce it even more.