Category Archives: energy

Misfortune

Fortune Magazine recently came out with their Fortune 500 list of the largest companies in the United States.  It’s worth noting the domination of companies “fueled” by the auto industry, as they represent 6 of the top 10 largest companies: … Continue reading

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Up For Early Adoption

I’m getting a Tesla S.  There.  I said it.  This feels like a confession.  The nicest car I’ve ever driven was a Ford Fusion hybrid (and it is a REALLY nice car, btw).  I basically despise status and will frankly … Continue reading

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On Tap

I was in DC a few weeks ago and saw this truck.  It made me think about how we in the US have been duped by corporate interests into thinking that tap water is unsafe.  I don’t think people realize how … Continue reading

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Turning Over a New Leaf

I decided to get myself an electric car- the Nissan Leaf. I’m happy to support the electric car technology and reduce my carbon footprint. I bought the leaf because its 100 mile range, all electric engine, and roomy backseat serve … Continue reading

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To Bike, Or Not To Bike

A wonderful customer sent me this picture of her bike w/dog trailer parked out front of the Rockville MOM’s.  She was inquiring about whether we’re going to have bike racks at the new Rockville store.  I told her “yes.” I … Continue reading

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ICC- Intercounty Conserver

The ICC opens tomorrow at 6:00am.  As a staunch environmentalist, I am thrilled that it’s opening and thrilled that it’s been built. Some of my environmentalist friends were very much against it being built.  They were concerned about the construction … Continue reading

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“Less Dirty” does not = “Clean”

The whole “clean energy” thing is tricky.  Kudos to Montgomery County and DC Metro for using hybrid buses- and for using natural gas- but is this really “clean” energy?  No.  It’s less polluting- but still far from “clean” or green or … Continue reading

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The Search for the Perfect Bulb is Over!!!!

Each MOM’s store has approximately 150 track light bulbs.  In the past, we have only used 90 watt incandescent flood lights, which offered enough focused light to highlight our products.  These lights use up quite a bit of energy. For … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Math?

To me, the main benefit to buying local products has always been the lower carbon footprint to transport products.  Then, I read this OpEd article in the NY Times, which muddled up the issue pretty good for me… Math Lessons … Continue reading

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Eco Obsession

As I read Dan’s post on the MOM’s blog, it got me to thinking of how being a devout eco-warrior can become an obsession. One of the things that I am TOTALLY obsessive about is loading the dishwasher for maximum … Continue reading

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