Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts / Ideas

Did you know that Americans spend roughly $14.1 billion on traditional Valentine’s Day merchandise each year? Every February 14th, people in the United States send out an estimated: 198 million roses. 141 million Valentine’s Day cards (not including valentines exchanged among kids in the classroom), making it the second-largest holiday [...]

2021-01-07T16:46:10-05:00January 27th, 2021|

An Introduction to the Basics of Wind Energy

Beginning with the invention of sailboats, followed by the creation of the windmill (used for tasks such as grinding grain and pumping water), wind energy made its debut thousands of years ago. Thanks to developments in technology, modern-day wind turbines can collect and transform the kinetic energy produced by the [...]

2021-01-05T13:26:04-05:00January 20th, 2021|

The Best Climate Change Charities to Donate To

There has been an ongoing conversation over the last few years about the effects of climate change, and Spring Power & Gas has continually posted about it on our blog as awareness and discussion increases about the issue. If you want to play your part in helping to combat global [...]

2020-12-22T13:38:32-05:00January 13th, 2021|

The Dangers of Plastic Water Bottles

Despite the environmental and health concerns associated with bottled water, it remains a popular product in the United States and throughout much of the world, despite some governments considering banning its sale. The statistics associated with water bottle consumption certainly help illustrate how significant of an issue it actually is. [...]

2020-12-16T10:54:57-05:00January 6th, 2021|

Ways to Make 2021 the Greenest Year Yet

This past year has been interesting, with many unforeseen challenges. Our daily lives have been impacted significantly by the novel COVID-19 pandemic, during which millions of non-essential workers and students were ordered to shelter in place and had to transition to working and/or studying from home. With all of this [...]

2021-01-07T12:06:11-05:00December 30th, 2020|

How Is Electricity Made?

Imagine living in a world without light, having to do everything in natural light. Then imagine a world with no computers, cell phones, televisions, tablets, traffic signals, dishwashers, washing machines, etc. You wouldn’t be able to read this blog post, nor would we even be able to type or publish [...]

2020-12-07T13:57:18-05:00December 23rd, 2020|

A Look Back for Spring Power & Gas in 2020

This year has been interesting for everyone involved. From a fast-spreading pandemic to a global movement for racial justice, people throughout the globe have experienced their fair share of world-altering events. With the introduction of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, all of our lives were changed when millions of us were [...]

2020-11-24T14:47:16-05:00December 16th, 2020|

The Art of Composting

While most of us are aware of the global food waste problem, we often fail to acknowledge how significant an issue it is, especially when it comes to the environment. In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) discovered that food waste in the commercial, institutional, and residential sectors [...]

2020-11-19T15:26:45-05:00December 9th, 2020|

Appearances can be Deceiving: The Truth About Compostable Utensils | Authored by Paula Gonzalez Alvarez, Bethesda Green Environmental Leader

Spring Power & Gas was pleased to collaborate with Bethesda Green again this year through a contribution to the organization’s Environmental Leaders program. Students involved in the program develop blog posts relevant to the program on Bethesda Green’s website.  The below post was written by one of this year’s students [...]

2020-11-30T10:28:44-05:00December 2nd, 2020|

Tips for a Green Holiday Kitchen

Beginning with Thanksgiving tomorrow, the holiday season has officially begun. This most likely means family gatherings and festive holiday cuisine, which often carry a heavy environmental impact when it comes to overall waste, including the waste of non-recyclables, food, and energy. According to the EPA, it is estimated that a [...]

2020-11-04T18:43:56-05:00November 25th, 2020|