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Wander the Woodlands: Visit Our Forest Destination Picks for 2017

Wander the Woodlands: Visit Our Forest Destination Picks for 2017

From folklore to fairytales, beautiful wooded sceneries help paint a picture for fantasy and adventure. In reality, these "magical" places are a lot more accessible than the fictional, and sometimes forbidden, forests of our favorite stories. Our real-life national parks and wildlife sanctuaries might not feature ogres, unicorns or dragons, but they are home to large black bears who climb trees, colorful salamanders with slimy exteriors and cheerful birds that love to sing.

Give Guilt-Free Chocolate on Valentine's Day

Give Guilt-Free Chocolate on Valentine's Day

Instead of going to your local superstore on your way home from work and picking up the first heart-shaped box of chocolates you see, shop around for Fair Trade Certified chocolates and let your sweetie know you put some extra thought into a sweet and yummy gift.

Plan Your Green Caribbean Vacation

Plan Your Green Caribbean Vacation

We searched the internet for some of the Caribbean's greenest vacation destinations, and we're here to share what we discovered. Check out five idyllic resorts and hotels that have environmental-friendliness at the top of their priorities:

Best Green Places to Work in Texas

Best Green Places to Work in Texas

Explore Texas-based companies that made Glassdoor’s best places to work list, and see how each company is working to become greener.

Celebrate the Holidays with This Yummy Layer Bar Recipe (Video)

Celebrate the Holidays with This Yummy Layer Bar Recipe (Video)

Instead of going out and picking up something storebought to bring for your family holiday party, try this yummy, easy-to-make recipe. You can mix up the ingredients to whatever you already have in your pantry. Simply combine your sweets and enjoy this tasty treat.

How Much Do You Know About Energy Choice?

How Much Do You Know About Energy Choice?

When it comes to the energy market, there is a lot of information to understand. Energy choice makes this a bit more tricky, but it makes electricity and natural gas more competitively priced for residents and business owners. SaveOnEnergy.com has plenty of information that can help you learn more about ways to save energyhow wind turbines workstate-specific energy information and much, much more.

For now, have some fun and see if you can solve our SaveOnEnergy crossword puzzle! If you have trouble, feel free to click the button at the bottom of the page to see the answers. Or if you'd like to have a printed copy, click on the puzzle to open a new tab and print. Enjoy

Say Thank You with Postcards

Say Thank You with Postcards

This year, instead of saying thank you with expensive cards and envelopes, say thanks with a thoughtful postcard!

December Company Spotlight: Vital Farms

December Company Spotlight: Vital Farms

Do you find yourself wandering the grocery aisles in search of food without antibiotics or added hormones? Are you concerned about animal welfare? Have you heard of Vital Farms?

If you answered "yes" to every question, way to go! If you answered "no" to the last question, no sweat. Learn more about this network of independent, family-owned farms that offers pasture-raised products below.

Five Sustainable Apple-Picking Destinations for Fall

Five Sustainable Apple-Picking Destinations for Fall

Summer is officially over and fall festivities are beginning. Whether you enjoy hikes in the mountains or hayrides on a farm, there is one activity that embodies all that is fall: apple picking. The Grow Organic Apples Holistic Orchard Network is a collection of organic apple growers across the United States, parts of Canada and South Australia. The network believes in sustainable farming that focuses on an orchard's holistic health. Check out a few sustainable orchards from the Holistic Orchard Network below (and enjoy fresh picked apples)!

Pack Your Favorite Trail Mix and Explore Texas Trails

Pack Your Favorite Trail Mix and Explore Texas Trails

Every adventurer needs to fuel a long hike with a snack. If you’re about to set off on a short walk or a more difficult rock climb, you’re going to need to pack something to give yourself much needed energy. No matter whether you’re going with your family or if you’re going solo, check out the following parks with scenic trails and the SaveOnEnergy.com® team’s favorite trail mix recipes.

Understanding Your Electricity Bill

Understanding Your Electricity Bill

When you first look at your bill, you’ll see several lines such as your monthly supply rate charge, base charge (if you have one), transmission and delivery charges and sales taxes. The “total amount due” line is probably the first thing your eye goes to, but it’s important to understand why you’re paying what you’re paying. 

Which Thermostat Should You Use?

Which Thermostat Should You Use?

It should come as no surprise that a household’s heating and air conditioning accounts for almost half of its energy consumption. While your old, standard thermostat might do a satisfactory job at controlling your home’s desired temperature, a smart or programmable thermostat could do the same and maybe save you money.

Piezoelectric Roads Coming to California

Piezoelectric Roads Coming to California

In 2011, Assemblyman Mike Gatto of Los Angeles proposed piezoelectric projects on California freeways, but Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the piece of legislation. However, the California Energy Commission was asked to further research this project and has now announced it would fund multiple projects throughout the state.

How to Become a Green Grill Master

How to Become a Green Grill Master

Cooking with an open flame is a tried-and-true method of making a home cooked meal for your family and friends. Learning about which kind of grill is the most sustainable isn’t as hard as it may seem, but SaveOnEnergy.com® is here to help you find the best equipment for your green grilling weekend. Check out the following list of grills and see which type is the most eco-friendly.

Stay Green While Eating Al Fresco

Stay Green While Eating Al Fresco

With summer in full swing, going outside and enjoying Mother Nature with friends or family is at the top of everyone’s to-do list. Planning a fun picnic is a favorite past-time when the weather is nice, but this popular activity can potentially have a big impact on the environment if you’re not careful. Instead of drinking out of disposable cups, using plastic ware or accidentally leaving behind trash (no one wants to be a litter bug), think about ways you can be more eco-friendly the next time you eat outdoors. If you want to be green, check out the following list of Earth-friendly products for your next picnic.

Six Green Gadgets You Wish You Already Owned

No one likes to be behind the curve when it comes to technology. Who isn’t impressed by a car that can drive itself or a watch that can track your health? However, being ahead of the curve isn’t always about super expensive devices that can perform humanly impossible tasks. Sometimes when technology meets your environmental side, interest peaks and you want that cool, new green gadget. Below are six devices that are both good for you and the environment

Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas

Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas

Moving is an inevitable rite of passage. Whether you’re moving across town, across counties or to another state, relocating is a part of life that everyone experiences – this is especially true for young adults entering their careers and/or starting a family. For anyone who wants to become a Texan, no matter your age or profession, we have a list of the top 20 fastest growing Texas cities that you could soon be calling home.

Top Places in Texas to View Meteor Showers

Top Places in Texas to View Meteor Showers

If you have ever looked up at the sky and saw shooting stars, then you witnessed meteoroids entering the Earth's atmosphere. Often small, meteors form from a comet that circles the sun in an askew and elongated orbit that zips past Earth and other planets. Since a comet consists of ice, dust and other space particles, when it passes the sun it begins to release gas as ice, and particles start to melt off its surface. This debris of gas and space rock gives-way and detaches from the comet, forming what we refer to as a meteoroid.