Spring greening tip: Home upgrades
Apr 28, 2009
April is Earth Month 2009. As part of the campus' observation, Outlook will post a weekly tip from the Office of Sustainability to help the community take steps to help the environment.
Home upgrades can make substantial cuts to the size of your carbon footprint and utility bills. And depending on the job, there are plenty of federal tax credits that can make home projects more affordable.
For student rental properties owners, Ohio University's Greenhouse Project offers a professional efficiency audit and a cash refund of up to $500 for improvements.
To further green your office, the Office of Sustainability is offering to swap out existing incandescent light bulbs for free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL).
-- Elizabeth Clodfelter
On Wednesday, be sure to check Outlook to see Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine Botte and Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus discuss the potential impact of science on the environment. "Eco-friendly technology: Solution or crutch?" is the last in a five-part Earth Month series, during which faculty and staff at Ohio University tackle controversial issues within the environmental movement.
Office of Sustainability: http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/
Published: Apr 28, 2009 10:04 AM