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.
Looking for the ENERGY STAR label is a simple way to save you money and protect the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.
Last updated October 11, 2018