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By: Nate Otto, as featured in Desert Charities News It is a well-known fact that supporting your local community and hiring local contractors go hand in hand. When you hire local contractors for your home improvement projects, you are not just improving your home; you are also sowing the seeds… Read More »HIRING LOCAL CONTRACTORS MEANS SUPPORTING LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFITS

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V. Manuel Perez Pushes for Renewable Energy Bill

PALM DESERT — Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez is looking for support from Coachella Valley officials and business leaders for an ambitious bill to push California utilities to procure more than half of their power from renewable resources, including geothermal energy from the Salton Sea.


Freedom Has Its Cost

Freedom Has Its Cost – Exemplified. While we are proud of our “authorized” residential and commercial affiliations with SunPower, makers of the world’s most efficient solar panel, we do have to clarify this rather misleading star rating on their website. SunPower is the only solar panel company on the market… Read More »Freedom Has Its Cost

Global Warming

Originally Posted November 2011 Bounty Dear Friends: A couple of weeks ago my co-workers at HPE convinced me to go to what I believed would be the snooze fest of the year: A summit sponsored by the Palm Springs Sustainability Office headlined by a guy who has written books about… Read More »Global Warming


Pick Your Poison!

Originally published spring 2011 Pick Your Poison!  Or just let it be picked for you! We wanted to write this month about the pitfalls of the solar lease (we know, it sounds exciting), but with all the perils in the world at the moment, we just couldn’t) The earthquake and… Read More »Pick Your Poison!