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Hot Savings: Beating the Heat Without Breaking the Bank

October 4, 2023
With summer coming to an end, it can be nice to think that cooler weather is just around the corner, but if you happen to live in Texas, you know the heat will likely be on full blast for a while longer. In a state where daily temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and hesitate to drop below 80 at night, things can get exceptionally sweaty and discomforting very quickly. Once you combine these circumstances with increasing energy costs, keeping your home comfortable without sacrificing your hard-earned savings can seem like an impossible feat. This is especially true when the endless summer heat seems increasingly more hesitant to take a break. Thankfully, we have just the right tips and tricks for you to beat the heat without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn more!
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Building the Future: Sustainable Schools Leading the Way

September 13, 2023
In today's rapidly changing world, the need for sustainability and environmental responsibility has never been more critical. What better place to build a better tomorrow than the institutions responsible for educating our future leaders? Schools have the power to inspire their students to be green ambassadors through many avenues. Thankfully, new research and technology have allowed schools to modify everything from their institution's physical infrastructure and design to their methodology to accomplish groundbreaking sustainability efforts. These new and improved educational institutions are more than just places of modern learning; they are pioneering examples of eco-friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainable infrastructure.
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Shining a Light on Solar Energy Jobs: Pathways and Opportunities

August 25, 2023
Sustainability and environmental consciousness are becoming increasingly paramount in our modern environment, augmenting the need to maximize our renewable energy resources. Since the Industrial Revolution, energy has demonstrated a pattern of highlighting the birth of new eras, catapulting new technology into existence, and often improving our quality of life. However, it has also become evident that today's solutions often prove to be tomorrow's problems. 
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Navigating a Career in Energy Policy and Advocacy

August 16, 2023
In a world, ever more attuned to the pressing need for environmentally conscious solutions, the realm of energy policy and advocacy emerges as a game changing arena of action. This exciting domain has the potential to not only shape the trajectory of energy systems—it has the power to manipulate the very fabric of our global commitment to a greener future.
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How Solar Power Can Save the Bees 

June 8, 2023
Scientists estimate that 35% of the world's food production and 75% of its flowering plants rely on bees and other pollinators. These insects and animals were once a flourishing part of the ecosystem. Many even considered them pests. However, as the planet began to experience the effects of climate change, and pollution, the delicate ecosystems we rely on for food and water began taking a huge hit. Changes in their environment, coupled with the use of pesticides and a loss of habitat, have led to a dramatic decline in their population around the globe. 
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4 Alternatives to Concrete You Need to Discover

May 24, 2023
Concrete is one of the most commonly consumed products on the planet, second only to water. 4.4 billion tons are produced annually and is projected to increase to 5.5 billion by 2050. Its durability, strength, and cost-effectiveness have made it a go-to for builders for centuries. Structures made from concrete can last for generations. But at what cost? If you've read our blog on The Truth About Concrete and The Environment, you know there are plenty of reasons to make the switch to more eco-friendly alternatives. From the excessive carbon emissions produced throughout the manufacturing process to its water intensity, the obstacles created by concrete production are beginning to outweigh the benefits of the end product. So what else can builders use? Keep reading to find out!
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