There’s snow on the ground and the temperature is hovering around zero. There’s no way around it – winter is here. Regular maintenance on your home can help make sure you get through the winter feeling warm and snug. Make sure you check that: Weather strips around doors and windows should be checked for possible […]
Unfortunately the Brooks PTO found out that the company they were using for the electronics recycling fund raisers weren’t recycling responsibly so the event has been cancelled.
Technology continues to change the way real estate transactions are done. A few years ago I started using electronic signature software for my clients. This has greatly simplified signing documents for both local clients and people from out of state. Scanners have made it easier to read real estate contracts are they are sent around […]
Remember growing up when we never thought twice about water? Just the idea that people in the future would be paying to buy bottled water would have made us all laugh hysterically.Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world unite to talk about one topic. This year’s topic is Climate Change. […]
Do you have an older home and want to know information about it’s history as well as ideas on historic preservation and upkeep? Then you won’t want to miss Medford Historic Home seminars by the Medford Historical Society. On Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 AM at the Royal House Slave Quarters, preservation specialists will talk […]
What could be better than saving money and reducing your impact on the environment? Not spending any money to find out how to do it! Mass Save offers free energy audits. Whether you heat your home by oil, gas or electric, the 1 – 2 hour audit will give you many tips on how to […]
If you’re looking to recycle an appliance, TV, monitor or computer, bring it on Saturday 9/19 to The Woburn Daily Times Building, 1 Arrow Drive, Woburn. Not only will you pay less than if you put the item out for curbside pickup, you’ll also be helping raise funds for the Woburn Council of Social Concern. […]
“from California – it wouldn’t be summer with out you!” Does that jingle take you back to eating a sweet plum as the juice runs down your arm? Unfortunately for years that has been just a memory. Even organic plums that I’ve bought couldn’t match my memory of the delicious fruit we had for just […]
It’s not often that we have the opportunity to do something not just as a community or even a country, but as the entire population of Mother Earth. In 2007 Sydney, Australia shut off the lights in the city for one hour as a comment on global warming. Last year the movent went global. I […]
When was the last time you went to your local library? As a kid, one of my favorite trips was to the library. There were so many books to read, so many adventures to have! My first job in high school I was a page at the Medford Public Library. Then, somehow, my reading habits […]
As you drive up Route 93 heading north from Boston, you’ll notice something new spinning in the wind – the McGlynn Middle School in Medford, MA has a wind turbine! If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that I’m a Prius-driving tree hugger (and proud of it) so you can imagine how excited […]
Looking for ways to cut your energy usage and save some money? On March 4th there will be a free seminar at Medford City Hall called Introduction To Home Energy Savings. They’ll be going over inexpensive solutions you can do yourself. Introduction to Home Energy Savings Wednesday March 4th from 6 – 8 PM Medford […]
Yes, gas prices are no longer $4.00 a gallon, but alternative energy options and increasing public transportation are no less important. On Tuesday, February 3rd there will be a meeting regarding the Green Line extension of the MBTA. At this meeting the Executive Office of Transportation will present its “preferred alternative” for the terminus of […]
Did you get a new Wii or Iphone for the holidays and now don’t know what to do with your old phone or XBox? I’ve just come across a very cool site called Gazelle. This company buys old electronics like camcorders, cellphones and MP3 players. Rather than just recycle the components, they have outlets to […]
We all know that landfills are bad, but an even better idea than recycling an item is to find someone who will reuse it first. I’ve just had a great experience on FreeCycle.org. This site is all about cutting down on waste and sharing with other people in your community. The process is simple . […]
In today’s challenging economic times, greening your office is a win/win proposition. Use the following tips to not only reduce the amount of waste your office generates, but also to save money: Use a fax service like Maxemail so that you receive your incoming faxes as PDF files Use a scanner and send PDF files […]
I got very excited watching this video about inexpensive plastic solar sheets that are already being testing and expect to be rolled out commercially by 2010. I figured that we’ve all been reading so much bad news lately, that it’s a good time to share something positive.
With the high price of gas, I’m meeting with many buyers who have decided it’s time to move either closer to work or to a commuter friendly area. Thankfully the cities of Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Malden, Melrose and the surrounding communities all have wonderful access to public transportation. The T itself, a multitude of buses […]
With the high cost of gas, many people are rediscovering public transportation. There couldn’t be a better time to bring the Green Line to the city of Medford MA. The more stops in the city, the more people will have access. I support bringing the Green Line to Route 16 near the Medford/Somerville/Arlington border. Read […]
With the good weather, many people do a heavy dose of cleaning, but how do you get rid of the stuff that you don’t want any longer, without having it all end up in a landfill? The first step is finding someone who wants what you no longer use. You can try to sell these […]
I was just reading the May issue of Discover Magazine and saw that it takes 869 gallons of water to make 1/3 of a pound of hamburger. I never realized that raising livestock would be so wasteful of the earth’s resources. I’m not ready to start eating bugs as my source of protein . . […]
A 1/2 hour podcast where we talk about ways to save energy, save money and lessen our impact on the planet. You can listen below or click to Download the MP3 Greening Your Home
Yes, green is a buzz word, but greening your home is good for your health, your wallet and the environment. I’ve been driving my hybrid Prius since 2002. Join me here at DebOnTheWeb.com on Tuesday April 8th from 7-7:30 PM where we’ll discuss ways to Green Your Home.