energy consumption

One Hour of Darkness: Earth Hour Goes Global

One Hour of Darkness: Earth Hour Goes Global

SYDNEY, Australia, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – On Saturday, March 29, from 8 to 9 in the evening local time, hundreds of thousands of lights around the world will go dark for Earth Hour. The one hour event is intended to send a powerful message around the world about how important it is to reduce…

Texas A&M Residence Halls Compete to Conserve Energy

Texas A&M Residence Halls Compete to Conserve Energy

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – Agriculture students residing on campus have joined in Texas A&M’s ongoing energy conservation program, which has helped the university avoid multi-millions of dollars in costs. With one of the nation’s largest on-campus dormitory operations, housing about 11,000 students, the program got a boost this semester when the…

Less is the New More: Mainstream Media Edition

Less is the New More: Mainstream Media Edition

The whole “less is new more” ideal isn’t just another movement destined for the fringe; it’s started to catch on in places other than the blogs and online resources, though the ‘net has certainly helped foster the movement. TreeHugger’s pals at Apartment Therapy have been holding a “Smallest, Coolest Apartment” [www.apartmenttherapy.com] contest for three years…

An Introduction to Light Emitting Diodes

An Introduction to Light Emitting Diodes

When it comes to lighting, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) are a giant step forward when compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, and TreeHugger recommends them for everyone. Even though CFLs offer superior energy efficiency and life expectancy, another light source is on the consumer products horizon with the potential to revolutionize the way we flip the…