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Fire Season Is Underway

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Oct 1, 2019 12:58:00 PM

It Only Takes a Spark

Fall is in full swing and with it comes an increased chance of wild fires. During this precarious period—after a long dry summer, but before the wet winter weather—it only takes a spark to create miles and miles of devastation. Last fall these fires seemed to strike throughout California, from the catastrophic property loss during the Woolsey fire in Ventura and Los Angeles to the tragic Camp fire in Northern California that killed over 80 people, many in their 70s and 80s.

Confronting Climate Change

Posted by Written with love by the Livable Content Team on Aug 1, 2019 11:30:00 AM

It’s hard to stay cool these days, literally as we head into the “dog days” of summer, and also when reading the overheated rhetoric coming from our politicians. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s clearly time for cooler heads to prevail. 

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Smart saver tip of the month

Insulating water pipes is a quick and inexpensive way to lower water-heating costs. The easy upgrade reduces heat loss and allows you to lower your buildings’ water temperature setting by two to four degrees. Plus, since water doesn’t take as long to heat up, less of this precious resource is wasted waiting for faucets and showers to get to the appropriate temperature.

On smaller buildings, this is a definite DIY job that should take less than a day to complete. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for a comprehensive shopping list and step-by-step instructions.