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A New Shade of Green

By Sherry Listgarten

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About this blog: Climate change, despite its outsized impact on the planet, is still an abstract concept to many of us. That needs to change. My hope is that readers of this blog will develop a better understanding of how our climate is evolving a...  (More)

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Demystifying heat pump water heaters
Jan 17, 2021 5:25 am
Comments: 25 | Views: 8,523

There is a surprising amount of water heater inertia in our area -- we are clinging to old-style heaters. I’ve been scratching my head about it. Mid-peninsula... More
Spend some quality time with your thermostat
Jan 10, 2021 8:28 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,138

When I was looking for a house in Palo Alto about twelve years ago, a friend warned me about high utility rates. I asked my real estate agent about it and she responded... More
Did LED bulbs make a difference? Yes, bigly!
Dec 20, 2020 5:48 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,969

It’s that time of year when Kris Kringle encourages the Winter Warlock by singing: “Put one step in front of the other…” That’s how... More
Offsetting your 2020 emissions
Dec 13, 2020 5:20 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 5,612

For the last 4-5 years, at the end of the year, I’ve been offsetting our household’s carbon emissions. It's easy and not too expensive. In fact, it's... More
A Disturbing Conversation about Nuclear Safety
Dec 6, 2020 5:33 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 6,144

It’s one thing to hear about the war on science but quite another to listen to it live as you are driving home on a quiet evening. Okay, it wasn’t really... More
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