Published in “November 2010”


Bounce Energy Donates to Toys for Tots

For children, the holidays means a time for gifts! When I was little, I looked forward to waking up Christmas morning and opening presents. I spent the rest of Christmas day playing with the toys I received. Unfortunately, some families are not able to afford new toys for th [...]

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Saving Energy in Spanish

Living in Texas, I've started noticing that many items whether they are children's toys to items from the grocery store, are all printed in English and Spanish. With a growing rate of "12.4% of Americans who are frequent Spanish speakers" (according to the U.S. Department of [...]

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Smart US Cities

Congratulations Texas! The Natural Resources Defense Council has listed 3 Texas cities as a “2010 Smarter City”. Austin, Dallas, and Denton qualified and made it to the list because of their plan to increase energy efficiency and reduce city government expenditures. Ener [...]

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Heater Tips for this Fall

Americans have been switching to alternative heating systems because the cost of central heating bills have become too much to handle. When using fireplaces, furnaces, or portable heaters be cautious and follow the tips below. If you are using a central heater, try to ge [...]

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5 Tips to Save Energy During the Winter

Houston has finally received cooler weather.  Never mind the fact that it is now the  middle of November and those up North have already had snow and been through blizzards, but who am I to complain. So we we start to gear up for the change in weather, and before you crank [...]

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Texas Fall Plants

If gardening is your obsession or newest hobby, fall is an ideal time to revamp that garden with the plant beauties Texas has to offer during this season. Once most of the prep work for the garden, including a good clean and some fresh new soil, you can head out to a nearby [...]

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Energy Myths Unveiled

It’s time to clean up the “he said, she said” mess of energy. Here are some common myths with the real truth: 1. When an appliance is turned off, it is off. Not the case, studies have found that when appliances from TVs to toaster ovens are switched off, they are [...]

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Easy Lifestyle Changes to Help Save the Earth

Are you looking for ways to "greenify" your life that won't cost you an arm and a leg and won't take you a year to reap the benefits? Well, here are a few small and easy lifestyle changes that you can make to help save the earth. Put your "butt" in the trash. According t [...]

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