solar panels

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"
Image by Horia Varlan

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Wind Turbine
Image by Jennifer Trimber

Considering alternative Energy resources.

Energy

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties offers an array of resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2018 products

Looking for the ENERGY STAR label is a simple way to save you money and protect the environment.

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portable electric heater

Portable Electric Heaters.

While portable electric heaters are one of the easiest heaters to use for supplemental heat in a home, they are not magic. Learn more about them here.

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Hand washing dishes in a sink. On side is soapy water for washing; the other is clean water for rinsing

Saving Water & Energy

You can save water AND energy when you wash dishes by not leaving the water running and by only washing when you have a sink full of dishes. Find more tips here.

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Radioactivity sign against a blue sky, for use on Radon education events

Radon

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Do you know what radon is? Where it is? How to test for it? Learn about it here and how to get a free radon home test kit.

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CFL lightbulb surrounded by incandescent bulbs (NOTE: this is used by CCE-Tompkins as the image for $ave Energy, Save Dollars workshops)

Energy Saving Tips

Whether it is winter or summer, there are ways to save energy around your home! Visit our pages for seasonal tips, plus more on saving energy with lighting and water use.

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"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"

Heating with Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Contact

Theresa Mayhew
Resource Educator, Community and Economic Vitality
tcm5@cornell.edu
(518) 828-3346 ext. 217

Last updated October 11, 2018