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Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes

The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year we have over 48 solar and green homes on tour. Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 5 and 6. Plan your […]

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Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes

The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year we have over 48 solar and green homes on tour. Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 5 and 6. Plan your […]

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Building a Zero Energy Community in Frederick City

NEXUS Homes, Bentz Street Located on a busy street in downtown Frederick, Bentz Street might seem like an unlikely location for some of the most technologically advanced, environmentally conscious housing in the county.  Once you’re inside the model home there’s an immediate quiet, though it might take a few minutes to notice that the cars […]

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Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes

The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year we have over 48 solar and green homes on tour. Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 5 and 6. Plan your […]

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The Watershed and Your Backyard

What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land that drains to a specific body of water. It can be as small as a few acres or as large as the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed (64,000 square miles). Precipitation falls onto the land, flowing to streams, lakes, and rivers. Some water soaks through […]

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Electric Cars are Charging Down the Highway!

This year has been the best year yet for electric car fans. The Big Auto companies are bringing some great products to market. On the 2012 solar tour, local dealers provided some fantastic examples, such as a Chevy Volt, the Nissan Leaf and a Toyota Prius Plug-in for you to check out! The Chevy Volt […]

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Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes

The Annual Solar Tour of Homes is organized by a staff of dedicated volunteers to educate the public on the positive aspects of solar energy and sustainable design. This year we have over 48 solar and green homes on tour. Homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 5 and 6. Plan your […]

photo by: Stewart Russell via flickr, licensed under creative commons

MEA Game Changer Grant

Maryland Goes Green a division of LCPF (Land & Cultural Preservation Fund) was recently awarded a Maryland Energy Administration “Game Changer” grant for “Community-Scale Wind Project Assessments” to develop community-scale wind projects. Up to five sites will be identified, resulting in the deployment of several Megawatts (MW) of new community wind generation. The experiences of […]

Leaf_2012z

Electric Cars are Charging Down the Highway!

This year has been the best year yet for electric car fans. The Big Auto companies are bringing some great products to market. On the 2012 solar tour, local dealers provided some fantastic examples, such as a Chevy Volt, the Nissan Leaf and a Toyota Prius Plug-in for you to check out! The Chevy Volt […]

nexus1_2012

Building a Zero Energy Community in Frederick City

NEXUS Homes, Bentz Street Located on a busy street in downtown Frederick, Bentz Street might seem like an unlikely location for some of the most technologically advanced, environmentally conscious housing in the county.  Once you’re inside the model home there’s an immediate quiet, though it might take a few minutes to notice that the cars […]

fc_oser1_2012

The Watershed and Your Backyard

What is a watershed? A watershed is an area of land that drains to a specific body of water. It can be as small as a few acres or as large as the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed (64,000 square miles). Precipitation falls onto the land, flowing to streams, lakes, and rivers. Some water soaks through […]

Click the booklet to view the 2012 tour homes! The download is 26 MB.

2012 Maryland Solar Tour

The first weekend in October will be the 3rd annual Maryland Tour of Solar & Green homes. This year we have 36 homes on the tour… including my home! The homes are open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on either Saturday (10/6) or Sunday (10/7). Printed copies of the tour booklet are available at several locations for only […]

Eating Green For Cheap: My Favorite Online Deals

I often hear people say that they don’t eat healthy because it’s too expensive.  You know what I think is too expensive?  Taking time off work and paying doctors to treat illnesses that could easily be avoided with proper nutrition and a healthy diet!  But eating clean?  Nah, it can be done for cheap. My […]

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To “Frack” or not…

When you flip a switch, do you care where your electricity comes from? Most of us do not care… as long as the lights stay on and the beer remains chilled. Delivering electricity to our homes is a magical process employing “tubes and wires” and things that are beyond our comprehension. Until we learn to […]

Apple Crisp Smoothie, recipe below

Green Your Breakfast: An Introduction to Green Smoothies

Green smoothies:  They sound gross.  They look gross.  They taste incredible! So what’s so wonderful about green smoothies? You can get an entire serving (or more) of raw veggies for breakfast without even noticing.  Personally, the thought of chowing down on a bowl of spinach first thing in the morning sounds awful.  But, when blended […]

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Make power with Home Power…

Home Power, my favorite magazine just arrived. It is the only non-digital publication that I receive. For a little over $2 per issue this magazine covers various energy topics: solar, wind, PV systems, electric vehicles, batteries, hydrogen, domestic solar hot water, etc… everything to keep an energy geek occupied for hours. The publishers, Richard and Karen Perez started Home […]

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Rally for Wind on Wind-nesday ! in Annapolis. Carpool

TOMORROW Morning, We’re Carpooling to Annapolis to Speak Out for Off-shore Wind Tomorrow Wednesday, January 11 — 9:30 am training >> Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 86 Maryland Ave, across from City Dock Coffee 10:30 am rally >> Lawyer’s Mall. Sign up to Carpool at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE5UdFg0emFRU2EyMVRPbm9BekZLNlE6MQ.

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Group Buying of Wind Power saves money for your congregation/group.

Check out the savings! Community Energy Purchase Frequently Asked Questions Round 3 – Spring 2012 1. What rate did you get during the last round of the Community Energy Purchase? For the last round in September 2011, we secured a rate of $.0808 per kWh for institutions that chose 100% green power (and $.0798 per […]