How We Reduced Our Energy Usage by One Third

We recently compared our electric bill from this past March to March 2009 and we were pleasantly surprised!  While last year, we used 830 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, this year we used only 554 kilowatt-hours (kWh) through conscious efforts to reduce the amount of energy we use each day.  That's a difference of 33.25%.  We attribute this savings to 3 things:... Continue Reading →


Pennsylvania Farm Fresh Food Delivered to Your Door

Edited to reflect that EIO no longer uses Hillside Farms milk, now has a minimum delivery requirement of $15.00 and charges a $3 delivery fee. Milk in glass bottles, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, butter, bread, juices, iced tea, soups, chicken, beef, ice cream, and many more staple grocery items delivered to your door! If you... Continue Reading →

Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary

 Happy Earth Week!  April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  It's a good time to reflect on the changes you can make to your life to live more in harmony with nature.  Whether you make simple changes at home or at work, or go all out and participate in a large-scale Earth Week activity... Continue Reading →

The Hummingbirds are Coming!

It's time to set out your feeders filled with nectar in preparation of the 2010 arrival of our ruby-throated hummingbird friends.  Why now?  Hummingbirds, who are migrating to Northeastern Pennsylvania in early to mid-April, feed by sight on regularly followed routes, called traplining.  Place your feeders in a permanent location before mid-April, and you will attract hummingbirds as they arrive... Continue Reading →

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