Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13

You don’t have to own a house to live comfortably, affordably, and efficiently. With just a little support from community organizations, you can make cost-saving energy upgrades in your apartment, help keep waste out of landfills, green your living space, and save money all at the same time! Learn about all the resources available to… Read more »

Learn About Deep Energy Retrofits, 6/28/13

Learn About Deep Energy Retrofits, 6/28/13

Our homes make up a large fraction of our energy needs (and bills) largely due to heating and air-conditioning. A Deep Energy Retrofit is a home makeover oriented toward energy efficiency, and can slash your energy bills by 50%-90%! The result? You save money, of course, but you also make your older home a more… Read more »

Ten Days Left to Voice Your Support for Cancer Free Couches

Ten Days Left to Voice Your Support for Cancer Free Couches

We’ve blogged in the past about the perils of California’s fire safety law that opened the door for toxic carcinogens to come into our homes. Now there’s good news! Under Governor Jerry Brown’s leadership, the state has drafted a revised flammability safety standard that improves fire safety and eliminates the need for toxic chemicals. The… Read more »

Ask the Info Desk: Least-Toxic Ant Control

Ask the Info Desk: Least-Toxic Ant Control

Ant season is in full swing, and our Info Desk has been fielding a lot of questions on how to deal with these unwelcome home invaders. If you don’t have ants, it is likely someone you know does, so feel free to share the resources we have available.
During the rainy season, the small black… Read more »