Missing turns, backtracking, idling while trying to decipher a map—these waste gas and create unnecessary pollution. Knowing where you’re going in advance saves you time, money, and cuts your contribution to climate change. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Ask retailers about their energy policies, whether they use toxic-free cleaning products, recycled paper, and other questions that let them know their customers want them to be as environmentally friendly as possible. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
“The image was captured at Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in the autumn of 2018 during a hike around Great Head Trail with my family. It started out as an overcast morning but had peeks of sunshine coming through eventually.” Photo by Michael Walsh of Northfield, New Jersey Do you have beautiful photos of Read More
Some gas pumps are equipped with vapor recovery systems that send gas back into the tank to prevent vapors from escaping and adding to air pollution. Pumping after the nozzle clicks off may draw gas back into the vapor line and back into the storage tanks—on your dime. “Topping it off” also could mean spills Read More
NRCM’s annual Citizen Action Day will be held on Tuesday, April 2. This annual event is a great opportunity for people to meet with their legislators at the State House in Augusta and urge them to vote to protect Maine’s environment. NRCM Citizen Action Day Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NRCM’s office Read More
Most air fresheners contain chemicals that aren’t healthy for you or the environment. To freshen a room, use a hand-pump spray bottle of water scented with lemon essential oil. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Company leaders for one renewable energy business say LePage-era policy discouraged solar growth. They’re hopeful Gov. Mills will push for expansion of solar. by Don Carrigan News Center Maine news story Watch full news video. AUGUSTA, Maine — As Gov. Janet Mills starts work, she has made it clear that a top priority will be Read More
We can’t trust the utility’s publicists to represent correctly their own carbon emissions. by Bradford H. Hager, MIT earth sciences professor and a part-time resident of Mercer Portland Press Herald op-ed Hydro-Quebec’s claim that – as paraphrased by Portland Press Herald Staff Writer Edward D. Murphy – the electricity they would send south is “produced with Read More
by Maureen Milliken Mainebiz news story The Maine Mall is expected to save thousands of kilowatt hours in energy costs this year when a 2,340-panel solar array goes online. The array has been installed and is awaiting installation of a foot pad walkway system before it powers up, South Portland Economic Development Director William Mann Read More