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Catch Us on YouTube!

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NEW CFL Infographics

What do you do when your CFL burns out? Do you throw it away or can it be recycled? …

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Savings Through Insulating

In June, “The EPA Blog”, formerly The Energy Star Current, addressed saving on energy costs with proper insulation. After sealing your …

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Indoor Air Pollution

EPA’s guide Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals provides excellent information on indoor air quality for both …

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