Jul 10, 2012
We care a lot about heating with renewable energy, and so do a lot of Americans. The trend in renewable energy is growing in American households, so the question we’re wondering is: Does it matter to you if your favorite movie actors, television personalities, and music performers get behind a cause like clean energy? Most people are looking for ways to reduce their heating costs, reduce dependency on foreign oil, and save on the environment.
While celebrities are less likely to have a meager, tight heating budget, many stars share in your concerns too. If you’re wondering which celebrities support being green, there is a lengthy list of stars who are getting behind clean energy, biofuels, and other environmental issues.
Ripped from the Headlines: Stars Talk About Environmental Issues and Clean Energy
Some popular celebrities who aren’t afraid to talk about their passion for being green and reducing reliance on oil include Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Other notable green celebrities include Woody Harrelson and Leonardo Dicaprio who are proponents of clean energy and renewable energy sources. These two lists include more stars who use their talents and voice to promote green issue: Greenest Celebrities and Green Celebrities List.
What green initiatives do your favorite stars promote? What is important to you? Do you think it’s important for Hollywood stars to promote causes and do you think it makes a difference? We’d love to hear from you.
May 11, 2012
Heating with renewable fuel fits with many buy local campaigns. There is an eco-friendly “green” movement that many community members find important both for our environment and local economy. When we are able to keep dollars within our own communities, so many people benefit. Renewable fuel is another way people are moving toward local spending.
Buying foods grown locally can reduce costs and increase quality standards, and renewable fuel is no different. You can buy fresh, dried corn or wheat from a local farmer to burn in several of our multi-fuel burning pellet stoves like the Countryside and Baby Countryside.
Is shopping local important to you? Have you heard of the new “Cash Mobs” to local businesses?
Feb 23, 2010
You can’t turn on a television, read a newspaper, or surf the Internet without running into buzz words like LEED and GREEN. While “green” has already worked its way into our daily lives and conversations, some people are left puzzled by the term “LEED.”
What does LEED mean for the alternative heat industry?
The question of LEED certification is popping up in our industry too. According to the US Green Building Council, “LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building project is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.”
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Depending on the manufacturers models, corn burning appliances can and do qualify for LEED certified buildings. The National Hearth Products Association, HPBA.org is very busy moving codes forward to include renewable energy appliances into GREEN homes.
Feb 10, 2010
Everywhere you look and read, someone is talking about “going green”.
Most traditional methods of heating homes and offices rely on fossil fuels, which has garnered attention in the “green movement”. As we all start to focus our attention on alternative energy options…
…there has been a lot of discussion about using corn as a fuel.
Universities across the nation have done studies along with environmental groups, and the consensus is that the life cycle of corn burning results in a neutral or slightly positive effect on our environment.
What does that mean? It means that the emissions are very low compared with wood burning, and it also means that the end cost to our environment and to our economy is positive.
There is a high cost associated with our traditional ways of heating. Political, social, environmental impact are only a few ways we pay the price for sticking with “tradition”. When we take a look at the cost of war associated with protecting our traditional fossil fuels alone, using renewable energy right here at home takes on a broader meaning.
Have you considered using a corn stove to heat your home or business? What is stopping you?