Greener Living


Winter Maintenance

There’s snow on the ground and the temperature is hovering around zero.  There’s no way around it – winter is here.  Regular maintenance on your home can help make sure you get through the winter feeling warm and snug.  Make sure you check that: Weather strips around doors and windows […]


Electronic Signing

Technology continues to change the way real estate transactions are done. A few years ago I started using electronic signature software for my clients. This has greatly simplified signing documents for both local clients and people from out of state. Scanners have made it easier to read real estate contracts […]


Energy Audit

What could be better than saving money and reducing your impact on the environment? Not spending any money to find out how to do it! Mass Save offers free energy audits. Whether you heat your home by oil, gas or electric, the 1 – 2 hour audit will give you […]


Read & Go Green

When was the last time you went to your local library? As a kid, one of my favorite trips was to the library. There were so many books to read, so many adventures to have! My first job in high school I was a page at the Medford Public Library. […]


Wind Turbine at McGlynn Middle School

As you drive up Route 93 heading north from Boston, you’ll notice something new spinning in the wind – the McGlynn Middle School in Medford, MA has a wind turbine! If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that I’m a Prius-driving tree hugger (and proud of it) so […]


Recycle Your Electronics & Make $

Did you get a new Wii or Iphone for the holidays and now don’t know what to do with your old phone or XBox? I’ve just come across a very cool site called Gazelle. This company buys old electronics like camcorders, cellphones and MP3 players. Rather than just recycle the […]


Reuse Before You Recycle

We all know that landfills are bad, but an even better idea than recycling an item is to find someone who will reuse it first. I’ve just had a great experience on FreeCycle.org. This site is all about cutting down on waste and sharing with other people in your community. […]


Green Your Office

In today’s challenging economic times, greening your office is a win/win proposition. Use the following tips to not only reduce the amount of waste your office generates, but also to save money: Use a fax service like Maxemail so that you receive your incoming faxes as PDF files Use a […]


Cut Down Your Commute Time

With the high price of gas (August 2008), I’m meeting with many buyers who have decided it’s time to move either closer to work or to a commuter friendly area. Thankfully the cities of Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Malden, Melrose and the surrounding communities all have wonderful access to public transportation. […]


Green Spring Cleaning

With the good weather, many people do a heavy dose of cleaning, but how do you get rid of the stuff that you don’t want any longer, without having it all end up in a landfill? The first step is finding someone who wants what you no longer use. You […]


869 Gallons of Water to Make a Hamburger

I was just reading the May issue of Discover Magazine and saw that it takes 869 gallons of water to make 1/3 of a pound of hamburger. I never realized that raising livestock would be so wasteful of the earth’s resources. I’m not ready to start eating bugs as my […]