The Green Minute

The Green Minute: Vampire Power

Oct 16, 2013
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With Fall finally in the air and the calendar page turned to October, it’s time for ghosts, goblins, witches and mummies.

But keeping the real vampires away will take more than garlic and crosses. There are vampires hiding in plain sight right this very moment, and they even live with you.

Vampire power is the energy drawn from devices while they are in standby mode, and it’s a real drain on the grid. Nationally, standby power accounts for more than 100 billion kilowatt hours of annual electricity consumption, and more than $10 billion in annual energy costs.

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It’s summertime and the livin’s easy, but in the South, we know that it’s down right hot. To save money on energy bills, try these tips.

Got too much junk in your trunk? Don't think pants size, think all that unsolicited bulk mail that clogs your box each day. And if you think a little junk can’t hurt, we seriously have a badonkadunk of a problem. Here’s junk mail by the numbers:

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You’ve likely heard the expression “beauty is only skin deep”, but with the estimated 11,000 unique chemical ingredients we are exposed to through our personal care products every single day, the results go way deeper than that. 

Did you know that The Green Project has something called a GRAZE+GROW workshop series, with free workshops every first and third Saturday of the month? And did you know that every two hour workshop includes brunch?