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OCHEEP! (Orange County Homeowner Energy Efficiency Program) - Homeowners Needed! PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/Green-Homes/'>Paul F Davis</a>   
Monday, 28 June 2010 08:40

globe10 Orange County homeowners NEEDED to form a group to attend an OCHEEP workshop to increase home energy efficiency and obtain a gov't rebate up to $1,000 per homeowner.

If interested - reply to me at facebook and info @

OCHEEP! (Orange County Homeowner Energy Efficiency Program).  Because OCHEEP! is mainly an educational program to help homeowners make informed decisions about the energy efficiency options available to them, we consider the rebate portion of the program to be secondary.  In order to receive a rebate, you have to follow some steps:

1)      Form a group of at least 10 Orange County homeowners and register for an OCHEEP! workshop  (links to all documents are on our website:

2)      Sign the online Orange County Energy Star Pledge (

3)      Attend a free OCHEEP! energy efficiency education workshop—rebate applications are distributed at the workshop

4)      Hire a certified energy rater to conduct a Class I energy rating on your home.  (Orange County will rebate up $300 of the cost of the rating)  (

5)      Use the energy rater’s findings to choose which upgrades you install in your home, and hire contractors to do the work.

6)      Pay the contractors and apply for a rebate. (up to $700 in energy efficiency rebates are available)

If interested - reply to me at facebook and info @

http://www.PaulFDavis.com - consumer advocate, licensed real estate professional and Orange County resident (Florida)

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 March 2011 18:53
Obama's Gulf Spill Speech: "We Cannot Consign Our Children to this Future" PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/brandon/'>Brian Merchant, Brooklyn, New York</a>   
Saturday, 19 June 2010 18:30

Obama talks about the bp gulf oil spillObama just wrapped his first address to the nation from the oval officethe oval  office, discussing the federal response to the BPBP Gulf spill and how the event relates to energy policyenergy policy in general. The speech was pretty standard Obama -- plenty of powerful rhetoric and sweeping appeals to look forward. What I was listening for, however, weren't vague reassurances and calls to rally around clean energy. I was looking for any hints of the actual policy ideas the president intends to support to actually set those appeals into action. Here's what I found:


Last Updated on Saturday, 19 June 2010 18:54
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Farmers Markets and Local Organic Food Marketing PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/brandon/'>Administrator</a>   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 18:51
A young woman and man embracing while outdoors.

Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce. Direct marketing of farm products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide. Today, there are nearly 4,800 farmers markets operating throughout the nation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 19:51
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17 Ways To Green Your Holidays PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/brandon/'>Jennifer Kaplan</a>   
Friday, 04 December 2009 13:35
Eco-friendly holidaysWalking the green walk, isn’t always easy, and the holidays present special challenges. Its not always easy to mess with traditions. Last Thanksgiving I hosted a 100-mile Thanksgiving100-mile Thanksgiving (I chronicled it in two blog posts on the OrganicManiaOrganicMania blog). My attempt to convince my mother-in-law in Tampa that buying condensed milk at my local Organic supermarket for her traditional key lime pie wasn’t really in the spirit of the plan, did not go over so well. That said, I can see a 100-mile Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or even a 100-mile gift rule.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 March 2010 19:23
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11 Low Energy Cooking Tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by <a href='/brandon/'>Michael Graham Richard</a>   
Friday, 20 November 2009 03:01

cookingEvery single week day, people come back home after a day of work and almost simultaneously start using lots of energy intensive-things; they turn on the television, the computer, turn on the lights if it's dark, they plug in their cell phones and gadgets... And then they start cooking food.


We're all getting more aware of our energy consumption when it comes to cars (hybrids and electric cars are getting more popular) and to lighting (compact fluorescents took over in only a few years), but most of us are still in the dark when it comes to energy-efficient cooking. Here's a few common sense tips to get your started on the road to low energy cooking.


Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 09:54
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