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Archive for March, 2010

“do you realize how much you could save if you insulated your house better?” by daniel gross, slate magazine

this is a lovely article about one person’s experience with an energy audit and the discovery of how poorly his house is insulated and greatly he could save.

baltimore county rain barrel + compost bin sale

On Saturday, April 24, Baltimore County will host a joint compost bin and rain barrel sale. The sale will be held on the parking lot of IKEA Baltimore in White Marsh, 8352 Honeygo Boulevard, across from White Marsh Town Center. This sale will be a one-day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Compost bins, valued at $80, will be available for the low price of $35, including tax. Rain barrels, valued at $90, will be available for the low price of $45, including tax. There is no limit on the amount of compost bins/rain barrels you may purchase at this event and both items will be sold on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

obama’s *homestar* energy efficiency program announced!

PRESIDENT OBAMA has announced the homestar energy efficiency program. this program allows for up to $3,000 in rebates for homeowners that reach an energy savings of 20%. FYI, the Common Ecology Home Evaluation can reach savings of 70%! Call or write your Congress-person today so this program becomes law!

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