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Electric Lawn Tools Rule

Still struggling with the starter cord on your dirty old gas mower? It’s time to recycle that loud and polluting contraption and move into the future with a quiet, cheap, and easy to use electric mower. The same is true for other lawn tools. Electric bush trimmers, leaf blowers and even chain saws are amazingly good now and you can use them all without going deaf. Still not convinced? Read on to find out more.

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Road Damage Fees and Profit

Been on a road lately and noticed how absolutely busted it was? Have you also noticed how vehicles today are far larger than in the past? These two things go together because vehicle weight is the main factor that determines road damage. State legislatures across the country are ignoring this simple fact and instead trying to blame EVs or even bicycles for our crumbling roads. The smarter/fairer way to fix our roads is by switching to a fee based on the actual road damage that vehicles cause. Replacing gas taxes and EV road fees with this would lead to a fairer and better system. Drivers who are currently freeloading off our system will pay more, but the rest of us will profit and the world will become greener. Read on to find out how it could all work.

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Your Next Car Should Be Electric

I’ve been haranguing my mom into buying an electric car for years now. The other day she had a Zoom with some friends and shared a bit of what she’d learned, they were incredulous. This drove home just how little the general public really knows about EVs these days. This isn’t really their fault. People are busy, progress has been super fast, and oil related companies spend millions on huge misinformation campaigns to keep us burning gas. Price has also been an issue and early EVs cost so much that they were easy for many to ignore. I drove a gas car myself until nearly a year ago when a low priced Chevy Bolt finally got me to switch. After months of driving my new EV, I can clearly say that if you’re buying a new car it should be an electric car.

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How Bikes Boosted My Life

Here at Profit Greenly, I mostly talk about the dollars and cents underlying green choices. Biking is one of the most profitable green choices you can make and in this post I delve into how it can make you feel better and more alive. If you’re apprehensive about getting things done with a bike, don’t worry about it, we all were at some point. Hopefully exploring my life experience transitioning from driving to cycling will give you some thoughts on how to get your own biking joy and profit greenly.

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Family biking: Front Seat vs Trailer vs Tag Along vs Cargo

Useful biking is one of the most important ways to profit greenly. It saves money, cuts pollution, and improves fitness and happiness. When kids enter the picture though biking as transport becomes more challenging. Even if you get past the initial fear of traffic, you’re confronted with a myriad of ways to get your kids around by bike with wildly varying price points. Over the past 4 years I’ve managed to try most every type of kid hauling bike contraption and extensively researched the rest. In this post I’ll reflect on my experiences to help other parents who are trying to figure out the best way to profit greenly by hauling their kids around by bike.

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Batteries Not Included: Why Most Solar Homes Don’t Need Storage

The first question people usually ask after learning that I have solar panels on my roof is whether I bought a battery backup system as well. This makes sense from a basic off grid viewpoint, but not so much in the real world. Most electrical grids have such low levels of renewable generation right now that they can easily act like huge batteries for the small numbers of people who get solar roofs. For grids like this installing individual battery systems is a waste of resources. In this post I’ll try delve into why most solar homes don’t need their own energy storage yet and how this will change in the future.

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1,000+ MPGe eBike to Profit

We’re in the midst of a quiet transportation revolution right now. Recent advances in electric motors and batteries have made electric cars a reality and they’re getting cheaper and better every day. A lot of people have noticed this, but electric bicycles (eBikes) haven’t gotten nearly as much attention. These machines are so efficient they can have lower emissions per mile than walking or pedaling a regular bike. Back to the Future II promised us hoverboards by 2015. Instead, we got eBikes that get over 1,000 MPGe and save us thousands more dollars than they cost. Maybe the future’s not so bad?

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Net Zero and Profit in 2 Easy Steps

The idea of having a net zero home, one that generates as much power as it consumes, is very exciting. Some people are interested in it to help save the planet, others like the idea of never paying another power bill, or the freedom of energy independence. For a long time, net zero homes were so expensive and complicated that they were simply dreams for most people. In this post I’ll explain how I did it, and how you can to.

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If College Endowments Value Profit Why Aren’t They Installing Solar?

Recently, there’s been a big push to get colleges and universities to sell their fossil fuel holdings. This divestment movement has often hit resistance from administrators who say that their endowments should be invested to produce the maximum return on investment (ROI). What if it turned out that those endowments were already not maximizing their ROI because they weren’t investing in solar panels to power their schools? University endowments are hurting both the world and their bottom lines by this inaction. Read on to find out why.

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Hardware Store Gifts for Toddlers: Durable, Useful, and Fun

The holidays are here again. Americans will spend over $1 trillion in the next month. Much of this will be on worthless junk whose only purpose is to momentarily entertain our kids. If we gave gifts that actually replaced “regular” needed shopping we could save resources while still bringing our kids joy. This year try heading to the hardware store for presents that are fun, useful and money saving.

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