Kathy Curran

Green as You Go – Paint by Numbers

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy

“The whole idea of green can be done one choice at a time” which is basically what Marla’s book Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, is about. Marla and Tony agree that it’s not just about radical “tree-hugger” kind of stuff but everyday simple choices. Tony wants folks to know that making simple changes can [...]

A HERO for Home Upgrades

– Posted in: Blog, Green Financing, Green Homes

The HERO Program – Home Energy Renovation Opportunity is a form of PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing with the Missouri Clean Energy District. The program offers homeowners a form of financing for energy efficient home upgrades which is paid back via their property taxes. Once a homeowner contacts a contractor in the program, the [...]

Can’t Manage It Unless You Measure It

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Wistar Wood, of WegoWise Inc., explains that Wego” stands for water, electric, gas, and oil.” WegoWise is a web-based, company that track a property’s utility data, mainly water, electric, gas and oil, and they do it wisely; hence the name WegoWise. Wistar goes on to explain to Marla that the company’s intuitive software platform provides [...]

Water -Just Use What We Need

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Landscaping and Water

Gabbing today about using water wisely. Because water is integrated into almost every part of our lives and is used in almost everything we manufacture, water affects us on every level.  And because water is a limited resource which we cannot live without, it’s vital we keep learning and remembering to use water responsibly. Tony [...]

Lisa Masters with Metro East Home and Garden Show

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Gab Podcast

Lisa Masters, representing the Knight Stewards organization, a parent group of Metro-East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville, Illinois, gabbing with Marla and Tony about the Metro East Home and Garden Show. The Knight Stewards is a strongly established group of volunteer alumni, friends and families associated with Lutheran High School who work together to engage young adults [...]

Every Home a Greener Home with Sheridan Foster of ElementalGreen

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Sheridan Foster, Founder, and CEO of Elemental Green has created “a digital media company with a mission to make green home building and renovation the status quo.” ElementalGreen was created as a place to dream, design and discover. A place for homeowners, builders, designers, and architects to research new materials, dream big, discover new products [...]

ORGANIC GARDENER

– Posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Landscaping and Water

Gabbing with Jackie Marie Beyer, The Organic Gardener and host of the Organic Gardener podcast about how to grow successful, healthy and chemical free gardens. Jackie, along with her husband Mike are passionate environmentalist devoted to helping people develop earth friendly gardens that produce nutrient dense food with the least amount of time and energy [...]

Let Your Nose Be the Guide – Controlling Smells and Other Airborne Stuff

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Something that smells bad is your first key that it probably is bad, yet airborne stuff that is harmful to your health doesn’t always smell bad. Controlling the stuff that causes problems, or pollutant source control, is key to controlling the air flow and air quality in your home. As Marla says, “to control the nasties,” [...]