The Nine Most Eco Friendly Celebrities

Celebrities have always been known for supporting notable causes.  In recent years, a movement for protecting the environment has received a huge amount of support from the public and from these eco friendly celebrities.

Lets see which are the most passionate “Green Stars”:

Leonardo Di Caprio

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Leonardo Di Caprio

From the climate change documentary, “11th hour“, to the reality show “Greensburg“, he is the Greener of the Green stars. He also created a foundation which helped raise awareness of environmental issues.You can imagine that he lives in a completely environmentally friendly home, but what you may not know is that he also owns a $3,200 eco-friendly toilet!

Edward Norton

On top of his ability to act, Edward is a renewable-energy expert. He has been pushing energy alternatives for some time now. Norton is really engaged in the “Go Green Campaign”, helping low income families to go green and switch to renewable energy sources. Basically, his program BP Solar Neighbors, installs a solar system on a low income house every time a celebrity buys one for his or her own house.

On top of that, he was a host on the PBS show, “Strange Days on Planet Earth,” and as board member of Friends of High Line Group, he is trying to restore and rebuild green areas in Manhattan.

 Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Gisele and Tom are living well and living socially responsibly in their 22,000 square foot chateau-inspired home.  Gisele Bundchen is a global ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, who provide a “voice” for the environment.Here you can find more photos of the Eco House. It is powered by solar panels positioned on the roof and has energy and water systems that lessen their impact on the surrounding environment. In addition, they opted for energy-saving lighting and appliances.

Johnny Depp

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Do you have an island to take care of? No? Well Johnny does. He hired Mike Striziki to transform it into a self-sustaining habitat based on solar hydrogen power. And there is more, all the other structures that are in the plans to build on the island will be environmentally sustainable as well.

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Stella McCartney

Fashion star Stella McCartney is one of the most “Eco” style gurus.Stella’s pride and joy is her studio, which is completely powered by wind energy.Stella’s product line now offers shoppers the ability to choose how they want their clothing, shoes and bags shipped, as they offer a carbon neutral and Green way to ship! In addition, all of her clothing are organic.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts established a solar-powered house in her $20 million green upgrade to her mansion. That included recycled tiling and sustainable building materials in order to keep the carbon footprint of the house at a minimum level. Living in Malibu has its advantages, and Julia decided to benefit from the most natural energy source available, the sun. She is able to preserve the environment while enjoying her incredible estate.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba co-founded Honest Company. The company sends this message on their website, “We believe if you can make an amazing product without harming people or the planet, you should (and we do believe we can). We feel tremendous responsibility to this planet we call home. We are serious about being honest stewards of the natural environment and protectors of the people.” We need more celebrities taking a stand like this.

Jon BonJovi

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Jon BonJovi

Rock star Job Bon Jovi is a strong Green Advocate.  Jon has an eco-friendly housing project rated with Habitat for Humanity in Brooklyn, NY. Also, as part of Jon’s Foundation, he supports affordable green housing, starting with the first LEED-certified housing facility in Philadelphia. (LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

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Maroon 5

his awesome band powers their tour buses with bio-diesel fuel, promoting recycling at their concert venues and devolve part of their ticket sales to Global Cool.Maroon 5 actively supports these Green movements through playing at Live Earth and headlining the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo last year.

Sources:https://www.americanpowerandgas.com/the-nine-most-eco-friendly-celebrities/

How To Reduce Workplace Stress

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American Power and Gas: Right from the traffic in the morning, to those endless meetings and back to traffic on your way home, the workplace is associated with stress and anxiety. But we have simple methods of effectively reducing stress at the workplace, do give it a read!

Breathe deep

Research reported by the NPR shows that breathing right has positive impacts on the digestive, cardiac and immune systems! Take in a deep inhalation and your exhalation should ideally be three times as long as your inhalation. The best part of this is you can do it any time, without anyone noticing! Try to make time for yoga in your daily routine In a research conducted by Harvard University Medical Center, it is shown that yoga reduces stress and anxiety.

Listen to music

Music is not just pleasurable, but is therapeutic too! Research by Stanford University, 2006, shows that music helps you relax in a stressful situation and takes your mind off the anxiety causing thoughts.

Laugh

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Research conducted by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research shows that laughing can help reduce stress.So keep a reserve of funny jokes, comics and videos that you can refer to when you are feeling stressed. Laughing reduces endorphins that immediately reduces stress, leaving you with that light, giddy feeling.

Herbal and natural remedies

Research conducted by University of Maryland Medical Center proves that aromatic scents like lavender help alleviate stress and anxiety.So use these soothing aromatic perfumes on a handkerchief that you can sniff during work, or better still, use these sort of air fresheners to help you keep calm.

Drink some tea

In research reported by Psychopharmacology it was revealed that drinking black tea lowers cortisol levels, which in turn reduces anxiety.So convert your coffee breaks into tea breaks and notice the difference yourself!This post is share by American Power and Gas and originally posted: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/276763

AMERICAN POWER AND GAS APPEARS ON TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

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Ranking: No. 1

Percentage growth: 466.9%

A Seminole energy company has found success in tapping into social consciousness about the environment.

American Power and Gas, which provides green energy from non-fossil fuel based sources, has grown 466.9 percent in three years, making it the No. 1 company on the Fast 50 List for 2016.

The company has its roots in an earlier business, Consumers Sales Solutions, which serviced energy providers, before making a decision five years ago to become an energy firm itself, said Tom Cummins, CEO.

“We decided not to become another one of ‘those guys,’ but to accelerate the adoption of clean energy in our society,” Cummins said. “Our company is very purpose-driven. Our purpose is to get out there, one home at a time, one business at a time, and start switching society from a fossil fuel-based energy consumer to a natural one.”

Driving the decision was the deregulation of energy in several states, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio — all locations where American Power does business. The company is headquartered in Seminole, but does not do business in the Sunshine State because Florida’s energy industry remains regulated.

“It’s a tough business,” Cummins said.

“You are going up against something that’s been done for years, back to when Edison and Tesla were bringing power to the masses using fossil fuels and coal,” he said. While conventional energy firms have economies of scale, “We are the new kid on the block, using wind power or putting solar on the roof.”

The cost per kilowatt hour of alternative energy historically has been higher than conventional sources, but that’s changing, Cummins said.

“Because of companies likes ours, we’ve driven the cost of wind power and solar power down to one-third of what it was years ago,” he said.

For instance, a $100 bill from a conventional power firm might be $110 or $115 from American Power, but the American Power bill is at a guaranteed price and a fixed rate, Cummins said.

Cummins moved to the Tampa Bay area several years ago, after retiring at age 38 from the telecommunications industry, and said he found “an incredible pool of both employees and executives.”

About 180 of American Power and Gas’ 300 employees are employed locally, and many people on the executive team started in the company’s call center, Cummins said.

The biggest challenge, he said, is education. “We have to educate our staff, we have to educate the public. We’re at a point in the not-too-distant future when there will be a shift to get non-fossil fuel sustainable energy at the same price that you would pay for [conventional] fuel; who wouldn’t choose that?”

Source:http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2016/07/22/2016-fast-50-american-power-and-gas.html

AMERICAN POWER AND GAS: ABOUT CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

American Power and Gas isn’t your average energy company. We are conscientious about how every aspect of our business affects our customers, employees, communities, and environment. Over the past 15 years, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to doing better, more beneficial business by finding more sustainable power sources, offering outstanding customer service to our customers, providing a fun, rewarding workplace for our team, creating our environmental initiative, The Green Effect, and more.

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Corporate responsibility is the cornerstone of our company culture. We’re constantly seeking new ways to help every person and partner we’re connected to thrive and prosper along with us. In the following blog, we explain what corporate responsibility means to American Power and Gas and describe our programs to further it.

OUR PRIDE AND JOY

We want our customers and employees to be proud of the contributions they make with American Power and Gas. Now, what does pride actually mean? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, one definition of “proud” is: “having or showing a consciousness of one’s own dignity.” This word comes from the Old French “prud,” and, before that, the Latin verb “prodesse” which means “be of value.” The origin of pride is both interesting and important. It signals that, to be truly proud, to have real dignity, a person, group, or company must serve and “be of value” to others. Keeping this in mind, how could we feel proud of our company’s stupendous success without actively sharing it with others? We don’t want to just do well, we want to do good. We don’t consider our corporate responsibility program an afterthought or added bonus—it is the foundation of our company philosophy, American Power and Gas’s pride and joy.

OUR FIVE FOCUSES

Simultaneously supporting our customers, staff, society at large, and planet is quite the complex task. Fortunately, we’re up for the challenge. To achieve our aims, we’ve broken our corporate responsibility programs into five key areas:

Air and Environment.  As an alternative energy supplier, this segment of our corporate responsibility mission is one of the most critical. Many energy companies provide their customers with power using fossil fuels and nonrenewable sources that use up limited resources while damaging Earth’s ecology. In contrast, American Power and Gas provides 100 percent wind-generated energy. This fuel source creates no greenhouse gases or contaminants and is highly sustainable, substantially shrinking our customers’ carbon footprints. In addition, we’re doing our part to fight deforestation with our Green Trees Campaign. Through our partnership with Treecycler, each customer that enrolls and enters the codes we send can plan 18 trees each year around the globe.

Seamless Fundraising.  Thousands of charities have worthwhile aims, but need financial resources to achieve them. American Power and Gas is delighted to help these organizations raise money using energy, a resource everyone needs. We provide partner charities with a dedicated online landing page and other forms of assistance to help them achieve their goals.

Food and Water. Unfortunately, millions of children across the globe go hungry on a daily basis. To help resolve this tragic problem, American Power and Gas has created a food program. Qualified customers can sign up to donate one meal per week to less fortunate children. We hope to provide thousands of meals using this approach and expand from there to truly tackle this worldwide concern.

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Freedom. Members of the United States armed forces help ensure the freedom and security we enjoy as Americans. American Power and Gas recognizes the true value of these brave military servicemen and women’s contributions, so we’re dedicated to giving back to our veterans. As our team grows, we’re putting special emphasis on hiring veterans, and we recently launched our Veteran’s Hub, an online portal to connect veteran-owned businesses with interested customers and partners. We are committed to improving veterans’ access to job opportunities and overall quality of life.

Business Expansion. We want to see all companies flourish and grow as we have. Interested companies can partner with us to become a part of our gift card program. When new customers enroll, we offer them different gift card options, encouraging them to learn more about and shop at these businesses. We can also create a customized campaign for businesses, which could include a landing page, in-store promotional materials, and more. In addition, many customers prefer to work with green companies, so simply switching to our affordable, eco-friendly energy could boost business.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Are you inspired to become a part of our corporate responsibility initiatives? Here’s how you can get involved:

If you’re an American Power and Gas customer, you can simply sign up for one or more of our campaigns. From that point forward, we’ll take care of everything and provide detailed instructions. We’ll also be in touch to let you know how your assistance is affecting the world for the better!
If you’re an individual who wants to help, just call us or send us an email. We’ll work with you to determine how you can best contribute.
If you own or manage a business, we can help you get your customers involved in any or all of the above campaigns or enroll your company in our gift card program. American Power and Gas can also set up a landing page for your business to present your support and highlight your own corporate responsibility. We’d be happy to send you “take ones” or other marketing collateral to use at your physical location.
If you need assistance with fundraising for your charity, contact us and we would be thrilled to partner with or assist you in any way we can.
Once you sign up for one of our programs, you should receive confirmation of your enrollment in about 10 days, at which point you will begin experiencing the benefits of the campaign. If you have any questions or concerns throughout this process, our team will be here to help you.

Sources: https://www.goapg.com/american-power-and-gas-about-corporate-responsibility/

Cause And Effect of Climate Change

American Power and Gas: Climate change is real, and it is really something serious that people downplay a whole lot. The problem is that most people don’t really understand what it really is, and what causes it. The truth is, the climate is changing each and every day. There are many different problems that are leading to our climate change, some of them having to do with the Greenhouse Effect, and other changes are occurring due to human activity and solar irradiance. The earth is becoming hotter, whether we want to admit it or not. Here is what is happening.

Causes of Climate Change

Man-made Factors
The Greenhouse Effect

First, we need to take a closer look at the Greenhouse Effect and gain a better understanding of it. When you do this, you will find that this is one of the main causes of the climate changes that are taking place currently. The warming of our atmosphere is actually happening because the atmosphere is continuing to trap the heat that radiates from the earth and traps it between earth and space. There are gases that can play a part in the greenhouse effect, and most of these gases will actually block the heat. This is what happens to force the climate change, and this is the part that we can’t do that much about- other than going green.

Gases that Play a Part in Climate Change

Here are a few of the gases that can play a part in climate change.  First, you will find water vapor. This is the most abundant gas that plays a part in the Greenhouse Effect. It increases because the earth is getting warmer, and it also makes more clouds and precipitation.

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Natural Factors

Volcanic Eruptions
Ocean Currents
Solar Radiations
Earth Orbital Changes

Effects of Climate Change

Climate change can really have a lot of negative consequences. It is important to do something about it to help decrease the amount of change that occurs and make it not happen so fast. At some point, the earth will be too hot for people to live comfortably if we don’t make some changes. It is already having and impact on the plant and animal life, and if you really don’t want to see it get much worse- it is time to go green.

Change in Rainfall Patterns
Depletion of Arctic Ice
Wildfires
Heat Waves
Loss of Wildlife Species
Rise in Sea Level
Shifting Habitat
High Temperatures

Sources:http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/causes-and-effects-of-climate-change.php

Step to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Have you ever consider why saving energy is so much important that each time you find something or the other that help you to find the alternative to save energy? Why now a day’s people are going more for energy efficient and ecofriendly products and technologies rather than finding a cheap option from the market? Above all this, how you can search for the cost-effective technique that could help you to save your hard earning?

Then today by the end of the article you must be clear with your perception why you must switch to green energy and what all effective energy saving tip you can implement in your home for cost reduction. As this time with help of American power and gas you can get the privilege to keep the check on your activities as well as come up with the effective measure that could help you to save a lot:

Try Out Energy Efficient Appliances

energy-infecientWhenever we go for online or window shopping especially in the case of electronics nowadays the more emphasis is paid by the website or the dealer is the star rating that is assured by the company. Starting from one to five these star help to give clear idea how much this appliance can help to save your energy or indirectly your money for long term. Though they are bit expensive but they are of much better quality as well as for future run they are much cost effective.

 Use of Renewable Resources for Power

According to geographical factors different sources that are provided by nature can help to convert the resource into energy as like heat produced by the sun or continuous wind waves. So with advancement in technologies, you can use such appliance that could save your energy and in case of money forever. Even you can use them according to your use and can direct them to different places for social use.

Sustain Use of Thermostat

According to American power and gas, you can make sure the Thermostat that is used by you for boiling water or keeps your home and building temperature could be installed such that according to usage they could set on their own, or in simple must have energy saving features. And once again you can use cold water for washing and many another purpose that could save a lot of energy and gas usage.

Switch to Green Energy

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These were the few point by the best energy and gas provider the United States, American power and gas that could help you to save you to implement energy efficient habit thereby saving huge amount as saving for future run.

Sources : http://www.allperfectstories.com/effective-energy-saving-tips-home/

Types of Alternative Home Energy

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Home energy consumption is one of the main problems for people today. The fact is we all need electricity to power our american power and gas energylives. We need the level of civilization that can be provided by electricity. However, most people think that the price they pay is just too much for the amount of electricity they get to consume.

In the true spirit of humanity, people did what they always do whenever there’s something that does not completely satisfy them: they innovated.

Alternative home energy has been on the roll ever since people have made designs efficient enough to make them feasible. People may think that alternative energy is a recent development, but in fact, alternative home energy has been around even before electricity was discovered.

Consider these types of alternative home energy:

1) Wind energy – Nowadays, windmills are used in homes to run small generators. These generators produce and store electricity to be used in running small home appliances. However, windmills have been around for a long time. If you take a look at the word “windmill” you will realize that this type of alternative home energy device was used for a purpose other than producing electricity.

Yes, the windmill was indeed used to mill grain. As you may know, grinding grain my hand is very hard work. So in order to make life more convenient and the production of flour more efficient, windmills were used to turn the large grinders.

Seeing as how this was so effective, it was inevitable that the windmill evolve into the 21st century in order to be used as a power source. American Power & Gas uses wind energy to power thousands of residential and commercial properties in New York and Pennsylvania.

solar energy2) Solar energy – Many people think of this type of alternative home energy as something that’s technologically advanced. In a sense, harnessing the power of the sun to produce electricity is, but this alternative home energy has already been in use for a long, long time.

Think about this word for a second: clothesline. Aha, you get it now, don’t you? Yes, we have been using solar energy to dry our clothes for ages. Think about that spin dryer or hair dryer you have and think about how much electricity it uses to do a task that the sun has been able to do for years, albeit at a slower pace.

This alternative home energy is harnessed nowadays for a variety of tasks. Some use it to heat their homes, others use solar power to heat water, and other people use solar cells to power small appliances and save a little on that electricity bill. The efficiency by which we are now able to convert solar power into electricity is of such a degree that it is very possible to power a whole house! Now, isn’t that amazing?

3) Hydropower – This type of alternative home energy makes use of water currents in order to turn turbines to run generators. Once again, this is not really a new technology. Like windmills, waterwheels were often used to harness the power of a nearby river in order to grind grain into flour.

Power Bubbles4) Biogas – This is another alternative home energy source. Bio-gas is produced naturally via the decomposition of different biological material. By using biogas instead of the common LPG, home owners can cut back on their heating bills.

As you can see, there are many different types of alternative home energy. What you should do is explore these options and discover which type is the best for you to use. You have also been informed as to how we have used these energy sources in the past and how they are being used today.

Unfortunately, some of the methods of harnessing these different alternative home energy types may yet seem impractical to the common homeowner. However, as technology continues to evolve, you can be sure that the use of alternative energy will be more efficient.

By using alternative home energy, you accomplish two things: you save on your expenses and you help create a better world. You see, alternative home energy sources do not produce any harmful effects to the environment. By using these sources, you harness relatively free energy. Some people may say that the devices used to harness these sources may be too expensive, but in the long run, you’ll end up saving so much more than you spend. American Power & Gas is committed to bringing you information on alternative energy sources, reducing your consumption and bring awareness to environmental issues.

Originally Posted: https://americanpowergas.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/types-of-alternative-home-energy/

American Power And Gas Reviews And Client Feedback

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American Power And Gas offer their services in energy sector from more than 15 years.AP&G main vision is to providing low-cost energy solutions.They offer affordable plans put the power of choosing back in your hands.Choose their services if you really want choosing the best for your family.Here is our client feedback and reviews regarding our services and way of working.

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Over many years and during millions of conversations with homes and business owners nationwide, American Power and gas learned what customers really need and how to serve them better. We found that competitive pricing options, green energy, and excellent rebate programs were all wanted, as well as a strong desire for a knowledgeable and professional US based live customer service team.