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Energy Efficient Light Bulbs 101 – At Home

Confused by which light bulb to buy? We’ve put together a short primer to (ahem!) “shine some light” on the topic for you. Here’s the key thing to know about light bulbs. If you buy junk, you’ll get junk.  Quick facts: It used to be that wattage of the bulb determined what you needed to …

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Think Tank for Sustainable Energy Startups at UAH

“Alternative energy is the Internet of twenty years ago – It’s in its infant stage. We just have to create the pathways to make it grow and be available to everyone.” – Bill Carswell Bill Carswell’s career has taken plenty of interesting twists and turns: he’s been involved in space research with NASA, border security …

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UAH sustainability program brings changes to campus

Since 2013, Haley Hix, Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, has been hard at work, creating and implementing environmentally conscious projects. Her goal in each new endeavor is two-fold: to educate the Huntsville community about sustainable options and to make the UAH campus more environmentally friendly. The small town girl from Tennessee has always …

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Electric Cars Create Jolt of Excitement in Huntsville, AL

[wc_row][wc_column size=”two-third” position=”first”] There was a buzz in the air Saturday, October 31, at Whitesburg P-8, where student-built electric cars took to the track for 90 minutes to determine which team of young minds engineered the best vehicle. The cars are part of a dynamic curriculum, called GreenpowerUSA, that challenges students aged 9-25 to apply …

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Sustainable Energy Superstar – Jeff Baker

  Solar Panels, Electric Cars, and new friends to nosh on pizza with: those are just a few of the many gifts Jeff Baker receives from his sustainable lifestyle. Jeff drives an electric car.He has his own charging station attached to the side of his garage.He also has 12 solar panels on his rooftop. [wc_row][wc_column …

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Sun Saves Money for Alabama Chicken Farmer

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue. To avoid the second, …

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