Monday, December 10, 2012
This environmentally friendly column is brought to you by West Roxbury Saves Energy, a community-based organization committed to spreading the word that individuals can make positive choices that save money as well as the planet.
Even though winter is here and the trees are bare, in many ways West Roxbury is getting greener every day. Below are some recent developments that help make our town more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Thanks go to David Ertischek's excellent green nose for news for bringing many of these improvements to our attention. Centre Street's holiday lights this year will be LEDs. You may already know that the street lights on Centre Street were upgraded to highly energy-efficient LEDs ("light-emitting diodes") by the city during the summer. But the additional good news is that the holiday lights decorating the business districts in West Roxbury this year are also LEDs, thanks to the persistence of state Rep. Ed Coppinger in …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Some ideas for annuals, perennials, and shrubs to make your garden look great this season.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Lisa Becker
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A fall garden bursting with colorful flowers and foliage can be attained in many different ways. You could have spent all year – or started last year – planning for it (Sherman, set the Wayback.). Or you can opt for instant color by shopping now for fall blooms at nurseries or garden centers. A recent trip to a local big box store unearthed a wide selection of chrysanthemums in a variety of colors, some with appealing yellow centers. Also seen was a nice purple annual aster and a decent selection of perennials. Fall color can come from many places. Annuals planted earlier in the season will keep blooming till the first frost, the leaves of some shrubs and trees are turning groovy colors, and certain perennials have waited all summer to …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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If you have been trying to figure out a way to pay for that insulation you know you need to tighten up your house or those energy-efficient light bulbs or water-saving devices so that you can decrease your home energy and water bills, here is the answer. The Renew Boston program, for which most Bostonians qualify (see income eligibility guidelines here), offers you a no-cost energy assessment as well as up to $3,500 in energy upgrades. Save energy and save money through this unique program launched by the City of Boston last year, the first program of its kind in the country. You can sign up right now or read on for more details about how Renew Boston works for you. This initiative prompts homeowners and apartment-dwellers, or their …