Showing posts from January, 2014

Guest Post: 4 Considerations Before Installing Solar Panels by Tali Wee of Zillow

Practical steps for protecting the planet include recycling, composting, driving a hybrid car and turning the heat down in the wintertime. However, homeowners who wish to be more proactive in the sustainability movement may choose to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes.

Solar power is not only environmentally responsible, but also offers monetary incentives to homeowners. As fossil fuels continue to rise in price, homes equipped with eco-friendly technology are subject to state and federal tax breaks, stable energy costs and an increase in home value.

Considering installing solar panels? Begin researching these four details.

Exposure to Sunlight 

Without an adequate amount of sunlight hitting solar panels, the ecological and financial benefits are dramatically reduced. Before installation, consider how much sunlight shines on the property. Solar panels do not channel enough energy to power a home sufficiently without a steady stream of direct sunlight. Online tools can he…

The Paleo Revolution: Infographic

Happy New Year! I'm sure that, like me, you've already made new years resolutions. According to Statistic Brain's "Top 10 New Years Resolutions for 2014", the #1 resolution is no surprise: losing weight, with "staying fit and healthy" coming in at #5. One of the hottest trends in the health and fitness arena is the Paleo Diet. I'm sure most of you have heard of it, but may not know too much about it.

Our friends at Medical Billing and Coding have created the following infographic that provides need-to-know information about the Paleo diet and dispels some myths as well. Feel free to pass it on!

Elena White is the founder and editor of  Life The Green Way, corporate sustainability coordinator at her day job, and a "rurban" wife and mother.  Learn more about her here and follow her on Twitter at @Lifethegreenway.