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  • Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

    Apr 19, 2011

    Penelec and First Energy have teamed up to help you find out how you could reduce their electric bill by using their quick Home Energy Analyzer and providing tips on how to conserve. All Pennsylvania customers who use the Home Energy Analyzer will receive an Energy Conservation Kit to help you reduce the amount of energy being used!

  • Replace your old incandescent bulbs

    Apr 19, 2011

    If every American home replaced just one incandescent bulb with one CFL, the corresponding cut in greenhouse gas emissions would equal the amount of pollutants produced by more than 800,000 vehicles,

  • Shower power!

    Apr 19, 2011

    Shower power! A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, but taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons. Put a little timer or clock near your shower so you can see how fast you are. Save even more water, and money on your water bill, by installing a water-efficient showerhead, or ask your landlord to install one if you rent.

  • Everyone can make a difference!

    Apr 19, 2011

    High school students can study links between everyday actions at their high school, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. Become a \"climate ambassador\" leader in your school or neighborhood and motivate friends, schools, and community leaders. Talk to you friends - help spread the word!

  • Wait for the storm to pass!

    Apr 19, 2011

    Wait for the storm to pass! Don't fertilize before a rain storm. Your fertilizer - along with your money - can just wash off your lawn and down the storm drain. Fertilizer runoff can pollute rivers, lakes, and bays, and cause problems in recreational areas or fishing grounds. Check the weather forecast before you head out, and wait for the storm to pass

  • Compost it!

    Apr 19, 2011

    Compost helps improve soil so it holds more water and plants grow better.

  • Make it a full load!

    Apr 19, 2011

    Run your dishwasher only when it's full. Don't pre-rinse dishes

  • Don't Idle!

    Apr 19, 2011

    Remind your school system to turn off bus engines when buses are parked.

  • Winter Tip

    Apr 19, 2011

    We all know how winters can be around here, and now is the perfect time to start preparing.  Not only can you conserve on heating to help the environment, but you can save yourself some cash as well.

  • 11 Ways to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

    Apr 19, 2011

    Budding young chemists and kids with curiosity will really enjoy helping to make naturally colored Easter eggs with ingredients straight from the cupboard and fridge. This family project costs nothing, but the delight in learning is priceless.

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