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Mike Strayer

New Jersey’s Garden Academy Enhances School Curriculum With Environmental Stewardship

Sustainable gardens are a key part of Just Energy’s commitment to investing in the environment while adding value and beauty to communities. Since launching the Sustainable Gardens initiative in December 2016, the Just Energy Foundation has completed 11 outdoor learning spaces for underserved schools across the US. The goal: Leverage the merits of outdoor learning…

Stephanie Evans

Spring Greening

After enduring so many painfully cold, snowy, sleety, icy storms this winter, spring cleaning— really, spring anything— is music to the ears. But before you thaw out and throw away anything even remotely related to a sweater, take into consideration the following spring cleaning, home greening tips. Fight the Urge to Purge  As soon as…

Stephanie Evans

The Olympics Are Greening Russia

Aside from introducing the word “Sochi” into our everyday vocabulary, the 2014 Winter Olympics have served as a catalyst to introduce Russia to the concept of sustainability, including implementation of the country’s first national standards for sustainable construction. The Olympic venues and facilities that were built in advance of the games utilized modern environmental standards…

Stephanie Evans

The Average Cost of Electricity, Country by Country

No matter where you live, paying for electricity is unavoidable.  Whether you’re in the United States, Canada, India, China, Australia or the Maldives, the cost of electricity is still present. What differs, however, is the price you’ll pay per unit (or kilowatt-hour (kWh). According to Shrink That Footprint.com, “about 80% of people in the world…

Stephanie Evans

Go With The Flow: An Introduction to Hydro Energy

It often moves very fast and generally has lots of power behind it.  It’s strong enough to sweep away whole towns and villages and powerful enough to strike fear in the hearts of meteorologists and forecasters worldwide. It’s water.  And people have been harnessing the energy of moving water for centuries, dating back to Ancient…