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Jan. 15, 2009
Staying Greener this Winter
Every Thursday at our company meeting, we share an Eco Minute—a little inspiring nugget that keeps us on our toes on ways to keep our lives earth friendly. It’s been freakishly warm around here lately but before we hit the hot spell, we were knee deep in frost. These ups and downs in the weather inspired the latest Eco Minute.

So, here goes…

With more cold winter days ahead of us, it’s time to think about how to keep warm in a green way.

You can easily save energy and money in winter by setting your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re awake—and even more by turning it off while you’re asleep or away. For some of you, a 68-degree house can feel cold, so put on a sweater or jacket.

Staying warm may also mean lighting a fire in the fireplace. Obviously, not burning anything is your greenest choice—and even a requirement on Spare the Air days in many states. But if you must have a fire, consider making it with a Java Log. Made from coffee grounds, a Java Log is non-toxic, non-petroleum based and produces 87 percent less CO2 than wood.

There is one other way to have a roaring fire that’s even more eco-friendly than a Java Log. Just flip open your laptop and call up something like this.
Posted by:
Dean, the PR Dude

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