Should I Stay or Go: Portable Solar Panels or Removable

April 2, 2018By Jen UrsoSmart Solutions No Comments

Portable Solar Panels: vs. Removable Solar Panels The accessibility of solar energy has increased astronomically in the past decade thanks to the introduction of portable solar panels and removable solar panels. Campers, students, and anyone with access to sunlight can easily generate free electricity by using these devices. Considering making the move to solar? Here … Read More

Favorite Sustainable Products – March

March 20, 2018By Jen UrsoProducts We Love No Comments

Helping, once again, to make life a little less waste-y, we’ve gathered a fabulous group of eco friendly products. Maybe I’ve been spending too much time in the kitchen lately but this month, we focus mainly on kitchen items. Storing, preserving and cleaning are just a few ways to cut back on waste and reduce … Read More

Favorite Sustainable Products – February

February 14, 2018By Jen UrsoProducts We Love 1 Comment

These three sustainable products make life a little less waste-y Yimby Rotating Composter It seems to be on many people’s lists to “start composting.” From the outside, it seems a little daunting. What do you put in it? Where do you put it? Will it be gross? Will it smell bad? What about bugs, rodents, … Read More

Upcoming Renewable Energy Events 2018

February 5, 2018By Jen UrsoEvents No Comments

With the growth of renewables, there is no lack of renewable energy events at any time. Most of these also include the rising importance of energy storage and solar software. Here are just a few you can catch in pleasant, mild locales (with plenty of SUN). 1) s3 Solar Software Summit April 30, 2018 San … Read More

An Argument for Air Drying

January 29, 2018By Jen UrsoProducts We Love, Smart Solutions No Comments

Life is good. Conveniences abound. But one of those conveniences we don’t always need is: a dryer. Whether you are blessed with living in a warm, dry area or a cool, damp one, there are options to say goodbye to bulky, loud, energy-consuming dryers. Air drying your clothes has a number of advantages. We’ll outline … Read More

Traveling and Consuming Less

January 20, 2018By Jen UrsoNotes from Jen, Smart Solutions No Comments

Whenever I travel, it seems nearly impossible to maintain any behavior of consuming less. Tickets with bizarre layovers, tiny drinks in plastic cups, freezing cold air-conditioned rooms, copious amounts of takeout foods in un-recyclable containers–it seems endless. Even if I pack my own snacks and bring my own washable water bottle I still end up … Read More