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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar LEDs Way With Lighting Retrofit

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar LEDs Way With Lighting Retrofit

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar has always advertised itself as good for the neighborhood, but now this particular Applebee's is good for the environment.

The Applebee's located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, owned by The Rose Group, who has overseen its complete LED lighting retrofit, replacing traditional halogen and fluorescent bulbs with new light emitting diodes (LEDS).

Go Green and Save Money

Go Green and Save Money

Sure, protecting the environment can sometimes mean spending more, but there are plenty of ways that greening your life can help keep more green in your wallet. “Living green and healthy can be done on a budget and, in many cases, can actually save you money,” says Sara Snow, green lifestyle expert and author of Sara Snow’s Fresh Living. Here are six tips from Snow on how any family -- with any budget -- can start helping the planet and saving money today.

Top Five Ways to Naturally Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Top Five Ways to Naturally Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The top five tips to naturally improve your indoor air quality, in no particular order:

Get rid of toxic "cleaners"! This especially includes what you're washing your clothes and bedding with since your skin is the largest organ you have and it does absorb what you surround it with.

Leilani Returns to Racing: New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

Leilani Returns to Racing: New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

Stock car racing fans at Kansas Speedway on September 30 will receive an unusual message from one of the cars speeding around the track: America needs to compete in the "Race to Energy Independence."

Major Clothing Retailers Join NRDC in Cleaning up Chinese Textile Mills

Major Clothing Retailers Join NRDC in Cleaning up Chinese Textile Mills

Working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, Walmart and H&M, two of the world's largest clothing retailers, have committed to working with their Chinese textile suppliers to reduce water, energy, and chemical use in their supply chains. Walmart announced its work with NRDC's Clean by Design project at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) today, helping strategically selected mills adopt Clean by Design practices. H&M initiated a similar agreement with NRDC in mid-September.

GREENandSAVE Expands Their Academy Portfolio with BPI Certification

GREENandSAVE Expands Their Academy Portfolio with BPI Certification

GREENandSAVE LLC is the first to offer a double Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification and Envelope Specialist Certification training in Southeastern, PA. As a recognized leader in Home Efficiency CheckupsTM and Commercial Energy Audits, GREENandSAVE LLC is expanding its portfolio to bring their regional Home Efficiency Consultants and residential contractors up to speed in the Home Performance/Green Building Industry.

My Number One Green Tip for Raising Globally-Conscious Green Kids!

My Number One Green Tip for Raising Globally-Conscious Green Kids!

How can we really teach our kids to be responsible citizens and thoughtful contributors to a bright and sustainable future? As far as I'm concerned, the pivotal point of this concept has nothing to do with composting, carpooling or having them put their toys away when they're done playing with them. Of course, while those are all the types of personal responsibility and eco-conscious lessons that you want to impart, when it comes to truly modeling the most important eco-conscious habits that will stick with them for a lifetime, the key has everything to do with teaching your children to simply connect to common sense, common courtesy and their own sense of propriety and fairness.

Green Spotlight: Toby Hemenway

Green Spotlight: Toby Hemenway

This week’s Green Spotlight is on Toby Hemenway. Author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture, he is one of the most well-regarded home-scale permaculturalists in the world, and has had the best-selling Permaculture book for the past six years to prove it.

Company [GREENandSAVE] Shows People and Businesses how to Save some Green by... Being Green

Company [GREENandSAVE] Shows People and Businesses how to Save some Green by... Being Green

When Braxton's Animal Works in Wayne decided it was spending too much money on its electrical-lighting bills, it went to the Green and Save company in Devon for help.

Designtex Goes Net Zero with the help of LED Saving Solutions and NativeEnergy

Designtex Goes Net Zero with the help of LED Saving Solutions and NativeEnergy

As reported on Green Lodging News, the New York based textile and surface solutions company Designtex has cemented its commitment to operate as a carbon-neutral company. Designtex has reduced the greenhouse gas footprint of its operations to net zero - a feat that would not have been possible without a lighting retrofit provided by LED Lighting Solutions.

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