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Stephanie Evans

Product Profile: EcoTourist Bundle from terrapass

It’s officially summer and there’s nothing like hitting the open road or hopping a flight in search of unforgettable experiences. Traveling is one of life’s greatest rewards, but it’s generally recognized as one of the worst things for the environment. Between transportation, hotel stays, meals eaten out and souvenirs purchased, your carbon footprint expands tremendously…

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Eco Friendly Father’s Day Ideas

From their sage advice and caring hugs to their ability to fix just about anything (broken windows and broken hearts, equally), we’re supremely grateful to our fathers, grandfathers, uncles and the other special men in our lives. This Father’s Day, show your appreciation, while also keeping Mother Nature in mind. Below are a few of…

Stephanie Evans

Green Energy Opportunities for Graduates

In a few short weeks, a new class of graduates will be turning their tassels, receiving their diplomas, and entering the workforce. Many will be seeking employment in the green energy space, hoping to improve the planet, while building their resumes. If you see yourself moving along an eco-friendly career path, here are a few…

Stephanie Evans

What’s Your Energy IQ?

So, you thought you were done with pop quizzes after high school, huh? If you’ve been following us here at Eco-Centric – specifically our series on alternative/renewable energy sources – we’re curious about your energy IQ. Take our short quiz, below, to test your knowledge on all things renewable energy. (Need to brush up on…

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Motion of the Ocean: Introduction to Wave Energy

When it comes to renewable energy, many of us have already heard of the most popular sources, such as solar or wind power. But did you know that renewable energy can be harnessed from other natural resources and occurrences, such as the heat of the Earth and even the movement of waves? It’s true! Wave…

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Beneath Our Feet: An Introduction to Geothermal Energy

As scientists begin digging deeper into the possibilities for renewable energy, they look to the sun, the wind, and other renewable options for cleaner, greener sources. Another possibility may be right beneath our feet — geothermal energy. In our discussions on renewable energy sources, we’ve already covered a few of the most common types of…

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The Future of Renewable Energy

Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine the world ten, twenty, fifty years from now. How do you heat your home? What do our energy systems look like? How about our cars – how are they fueled? In an ideal world, renewable energy will become the primary source of the planet’s energy, as…

Stephanie Evans

Renewable Energy vs. Traditional Energy: The Real Cost

What’s the bottom line?  This is one of the biggest questions we come across when discussing renewable energy. How much does it cost? Is renewable energy more or less affordable than traditional energy from fossil fuels? We’ve already covered that renewable energy is far superior to traditional, fossil fuel energy when it comes to sustainability;…

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Renewable Energy Explained

Here at Eco-Centric, we talk a lot about “renewable energy.” So, what exactly is renewable energy, what makes it a “green” option, and why is it such a big deal? Check out our helpful Q&A, below, to get answers to a few of your most commonly asked questions. What is Renewable Energy? Renewable energy derives…