Getting Solar Power Energized at SPI 2018

September 26, 2018By Jen UrsoPeople Who Inspire, Smart Solutions

I may not pick Anaheim, CA as my dream vacation destination, but so far, it’s been an inspiring place. This week, Steady Glow Digital is walking the VERY LARGE floor of the SPI (Solar Power International) and ESI (Energy Storage International) convention. I like to lovingly call it “spicy” for its combined acronym (SPIESI). Massive … Read More

What Does Conscious Consumerism Mean in 2018?

May 18, 2018By Lauren WitteProducts We Love, Smart Solutions

When I started doing research for this article, I did not anticipate much criticism; but alas, it is 2018 and conscious consumerism is officially a subject of debate among our fellow tree-hugging brethren. What could possibly be dividing people intrinsically motivated to save our environment in the context of making socially-conscious purchasing decisions? First, let’s … Read More

Should I Stay or Go: Portable Solar Panels or Removable

April 2, 2018By Lauren WitteSmart Solutions

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

Can Renting & Solar Panels Mix? Solar Panels for Renters

March 15, 2018By Lauren WitteSmart Solutions

There are many reasons individuals across the globe are choosing to ‘go solar’ by installing panels. The most popular include decreasing your energy usage, which helps the planet, and decreasing energy costs, which helps your wallet. While the era of covering roofs in panels for a huge tax incentive has slowed—evident by rampant bankruptcies across … 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