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Archive for September, 2012

Healthy Green Recipes

Looking for some new recipe ideas now that summer is waning and cooking season is almost upon us? For healthy and green ideas, try these websites:

The Daily Green-New Green Cuisine   A consumer’s guide to green from GoodHousekeeping.com.

Whole Living-Eat Well  Healthy recipes from MarthStewart.com

Eating Well  “Where good taste meets good health.”

By julie collins on September 7, 2012 Categories: Recipes

ECOtality offers Free Electric Vehicle Residential Wall Mount Chargers

Earlier this month, ECOtality, a clean electric transportation and storage technology company, announced that it was partnering with ComEd to give a free residential Blink wall mount charger as well as an installation credit up to $400 to qualified Chicago-area residents who have taken ownership of a Nissan LEAF or Chevy Volt.  In exchange for receiving the charger and installation credit, residents are expected to participate in the EV Project, which shares data about both the vehicle and charging units (energy used, time, and duration of charger use).  No personal information is shared or included in the data.  To learn more about the EV Project program and see if you qualify go to www.theevproject.com.

By julie collins on Categories: Energy, Transportation

Energy Impact Illinois Program

The Energy Impact Illinois Program, in conjunction with your local utility, offers energy efficiency rebates to residents and businesses to help lower their energy bills.  In fact, if you are a residential customer, you may qualify for rebates up to $1,750 for air sealing and building insulation installation. Commercial, industrial, and multifamily complexes can receive incentives based on performance and energy efficiency savings.  Go to www.energyimpactillinois.org and use the “Find Energy Savings Actions” tool to see all the programs you qualify for based on your location and home or business type.  You can also call 1-855-9-IMPACT (toll-free) to learn more about the program OR set up an appointment to schedule an energy assessment (cost $99).  They are open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.

By julie collins on Categories: Energy, Weatherization