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|

The Best House Plants for Keeping the Air in Your Home Clean

Since many of us have been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s common to have started to take on a lot more home improvement projects than we are accustomed to. Not just to pass the time but to make our living, working, and studying spaces as comfortable [...]

2020-10-27T14:22:24-04:00November 18th, 2020|

Ways to Make Your Laundry More Eco-Friendly

Clothing washers and dryers are among the costliest appliances to operate, but they’re not the only environmental concern associated with the seemingly harmless chore of doing your laundry. Although not all of us have clothing washers and dryers at home and do our laundry at a laundromat, most of us [...]

2020-10-22T15:45:35-04:00November 11th, 2020|

Solar Energy: Why We Need it

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the amount of sunlight received by the earth in one hour is more than the total energy used to by the entire world for an entire year? In fact, in 2015, solar energy was the fastest-growing energy sector with [...]

2020-10-12T11:13:08-04:00October 28th, 2020|

What is a Circular Economy?

The concept of a circular economy has been an increasing topic in the news over the last several years, so you may already be familiar with it. But if you find yourself wondering what exactly a “circular economy” means, then you’ll definitely want to keep reading. To begin breaking down [...]

2020-11-18T12:36:37-05:00October 21st, 2020|

Moving? Use Eco-Friendly Packing Materials

Moving homes can undoubtedly be a stressful transition, especially when it comes to managing your time and budget – it seems like those little unexpected expenses appear out of nowhere. Research shows that a typical family of four moving from a four-bedroom house will need roughly 124 medium to extra-large [...]

2020-11-18T13:29:47-05:00October 14th, 2020|

Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet

A plant-based diet is often considered one of the healthiest approaches to eating, however, its benefits extend far beyond weight loss. Whether you’re considering simply reducing your meat consumption, or giving it up entirely, the advantages are abundant. What is a Plant-Based Diet? The primary principles of a whole-foods, plant-based [...]

2020-11-18T13:30:38-05:00October 7th, 2020|