Green Homes and Smart Homes – moving faster than the speed of light…
THE PITFALLS OF A VOICE-ACTIVATED SMART HOME
The Best Solar Energy Companies – by Zachary Shahan, Solar Energy Contributing Editor
- We’ve known light could be turned into electricity since 1839 when French physicist, A. E. Becquerel, discovered the photovoltaic effect. It wasn’t until the 1950s, however, that the first solar cells were available commercially, when Bell Labs produced them for use in outer space.
- In the decades since, improvements in solar technology have been tremendous, as have drops in solar power cost. Since 1977, the price of solar panels has dropped approximately 100 times over, and solar power is now cheaper than power from the grid for billions of people. Many consumers are turning to solar energy to save money with this renewable energy source.
MarylandDon’t Squeeze the Bees
Howard County Office of Environmental Sustainability
Howard County Planning & Zoning – Green Building & Neighborhood Resources
Howard County Rainbarrels
Howard County Conservancy
Howard County EcoTourism
Maryland Farmers Market Directory
MAEOE MD Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education
MAEOE MD Green Schools Directory
Maryland GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator)Solar Power Incentives in Maryland
Ants – How to Great Rid of Ants Naturally
Fresh Green Image – Supporting and Celebrating Your Journey to Green – LOTS of resources!
Scorecard.org – Relevant Information about Pollution in YOUR community – by zip code
The Windowfarms ProjectStraw Bale HouseBug of the Week.com – Featuring something new regularly!
TerraLogos Home Energy AuditsMy Environment (enter your zip code)
Green Shopping Guide
How to Create a Zero Waste Kitchenwww.hclibrary.org Donate your used books: Did you know that you can take books to your local Howard County Library branch to donate – and they’ll give you a tax receipt for your deduction at tax time — AND then you’ll have room on your shelves for MORE books?
CSA: Breezy Willow Farm
CSA: The Zahradka Farm
Wow! Beautiful lights from recycled traffic lights!
Energy Star Hotels
Worms in your KitchenComposting Primer
www.BuyGreen.com – love the solar light choices for outside!