Increasing energy efficiency in your Arlington, VA home

March 1, 2015 Alexander G. Chamandy Arlingtonenergygreensustainability

As a longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia who is passionate about sustainability, I’ve undertaken many projects to increase the energy efficiency of my home.  Many of the homes in Arlington, including mine, are older and need extra care and attention to improve their energy efficiency. Through some straightforward analysis Arlington home owners can determine which investments make […]


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The Mad Cowboy (video)

July 29, 2010 Alexander G. Chamandy economyenergyhealth and wellnesssustainability

“Talk by Howard Lyman author of “Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Beef” given in Seattle May 5, 2005.”


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The Story of Stuff (video)

July 28, 2010 Alexander G. Chamandy economysustainability

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.


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Awakening the sleeping giant

July 4, 2010 Alexander G. Chamandy economypollutionrantssustainability

America, wake up and smell the dispersants in the air. The place is here and the time is now for the sleeping giant to emerge from its slumber. We are all too comfortable with our ingrained beliefs and lifestyles to see the monster on the horizon. It’s lurching towards us all with its slimy tentacles and toxic breath.


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Greening up your garden for Earth Day

April 21, 2010 Alexander G. Chamandy gardeningsustainability

Earth Day is a good time to consider steps to take to be more environmentally friendly. Everything effort helps and gardens can be a large source of unseen pollution.


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Coal power: The dirtiest form of energy

January 7, 2010 Alexander G. Chamandy energygreensustainability

Coal power is the source of over 50% of all electricity in the United States. It is an abundant resource and it has been used since the 18th century. Back then not many people knew that it was to devastating for the environment.


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