Here are two ways you can help the planet when you buyÂ Bennington, Vermont real estate!
- Â Benningtonâ€™s Bright Idea, begun in 2007 by the Bennington Energy Committee in conjunction with Efficiency Vermont, encouraged residents to change their old-style light bulbs to energy conserving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Replacing 6 bulbs in your new home will save approximately 30 gigawatt hours of electricity, which would power 5000 homes for a year! Go toÂ http://www.benningtonenergy.org/home.php for more information.Â
- CVPS customers can choose to receive all, half or a quarter of their electrical energy through Cow Power. Manure is held in a sealed concrete tank at the same temperature as a cowâ€™s stomach. Bacteria digest the manure, creating methane and killing pathogens and weed seeds. The methane then fuels an engine/generator.Â The process kills almost all manure odors, and provides a peat-moss-like material for bedding animals – and the cycle starts over! In 2008, â€œPower Magazineâ€ named CVPS Cow Powerâ„¢ one of five â€œTop Plantsâ€ worldwide.
Go to http://www.cvps.com/cowpower/Cow%20Power%20home.html for more information!