Choose Healthier Personal Care Products This Holiday Season

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Today, we’re gabbing with Elizabeth Allen, a safe beauty advocate and toxin-free educator. She is passionate about educating women about safer alternatives for healthier personal care products. The products we choose to use not only affect us. They affect the people around us, our community, and the world. During the holiday season, many of us [...]

4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

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

Today, we are gabbing with Tyson Taussig with Lighting Inc. about LED lighting. LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these LEDs were originally used for computers, cars, and other electronic components. It’s only been recently that LEDs have become commonly used for home and office lighting. And the benefits of switching to LED lighting are [...]

Getting Green with the Missouri Historical Society

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Renovations and Remodeling

Gabbing with Angela Moore, the facilities and sustainability coordinator for the Missouri Historical Society. She works to create more sustainable programs and facilitate more sustainable initiatives for the Historical Society. As Angela pointed out, it’s important to preserve history and culture, and to do that you have to preserve the earth so it’s here for many [...]

Easy Breezy – a home where you breathe easy

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living

Pardon the rhyme, it just hit me, and it sounded better than “don’t sneezy” or something else just as cheesy. On a more serious note, sneezing a lot is typically a sign of something else going on. Something respiratory. Something affecting breathing. And breathing is key to our health and well-being. Sneezing, congestion, difficulty breathing, [...]

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 [...]