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What to expect with your Solarize Decatur-DeKalb installation

Boyce home with solar after participating in Solarize Decatur-DeKalb

Editor's note: Solarize programs are sweeping across the country. Although this is a particular resident's expereince in a particular program, the timeline given here is a good guide to how much time and what to expect in regards to issues that might arise.

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Participant Shares First-hand Experience

Our family is delighted by the opportunity to “go solar” with Solarize Decatur-DeKalb. It’s something we’ve talked about for years, but the pricing and support through the program really helped make it happen for us. There are plenty of testimonials from solar owners out there, so this post is not about that.

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Industry Expert Weighs in on New WIC Food Packages

Tom Stenzel, President and CEO, United Fresh release this statement on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice, Final Report. 

"United Fresh Produce Association is very pleased that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice, Final Report recommends significantly increasing the cash value voucher (CVV) for fruits and vegetables in WIC Food Packages by $4 to 24/month, depending on the participant. Increasing fruits and vegetables will better align WIC Food Packages with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, meet nutrient gaps for potassium and fiber, and promote and support breastfeeding.

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Carrier® Brings Apple HomeKit Support to Côr™ Thermostat

Continuing its longstanding commitment to creating the most versatile and interoperable smart thermostat available, Carrier is pleased to announce its Côr™ thermostat is now compatible with the Apple HomeKit. The collaboration between Carrier and Apple, two of the world’s most innovative brands, provides homeowners a seamless experience in managing their home’s climate controls and comfort. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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Bisphenol A in Canned Dog Food May Increase BPA Concentrations in Pets

Pet food and BPAResearchers also found gut microbiome and metabolic changes that could have potential health consequences for dogs and humans

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used industrial chemical found in many household items, including resins used to line metal storage containers, such as food cans. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that short-term feeding of canned dog food resulted in a significant increase of BPA in dogs. Scientists believe that because of shared environments, dog exposure to BPA through canned foods could have human health implications.

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Madison Taylor Indoor Environmental Educates Property Owners on Mold and Indoor Air Quality in the VA, MD and DC Area

John Taylor, Owner Of Madison Taylor Inc., Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Mold Inspector Utilizes Company Facebook Page To Educate

John Taylor, Mold Inspector and Certified Indoor Environmentalist announces the Educational Facebook launch of Madison Taylor Indoor Environmental, serving Virginia, Maryland, and DC. https://www.facebook.com/madisontaylorindoorenvironmental/.

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Spa-La-La-La-La For Her

Spa-La-La-La-La Holiday for her from Natural Body Spa

My how time has flown! Hard to believe we are already in December. I always try to find something special for my readers during the holidays which is why I am so excited for this year's exclusive offer from Natural Body Spa. Self-care is so very important and that special Her in your life is working so hard to make the holidays perfect. She probably isn't thinking self-care right now, that's where you get to step in and give Her some self-care. You won't find this Spa Day with Comfy Robe offer anyplace else, so make sure you take advantage of these treats for Her.

 
Spa Day with Comfy Robe

Any Spa Day over $250 purchased in store receives a Comfy Terry Velour Robe for Free for Her

Don't have time to get to the store?

Check out these two other treatments for Her that will pamper her right:

Stone Massage $110
 
 
Eminence Organics Vita Skin Facials from Natural Body Spa

UNC Dentist Honored for Bringing Special Smiles to Those With Intellectual Disabilities

 
For the past 20 years, Dr. Michael Milano of Apex has tirelessly volunteered by providing free dental exams, arranging follow-up care, recruiting more than 1,000 dental professionals, writing grants, publishing related peer-reviewed research, and presenting medical education to improve dental care and smiles for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
 
"Dr. Milano's commitment to dental health, the Special Smiles program, and the Special Olympics community is second to none," said Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina President and CEO.

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119,662 Americans: Give rusty patched bumble bee endangered status

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers granting Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, groups are taking the fight to their front door. Friends of the Earth, Environment America, Environmental Action and the Sierra Club are delivering petitions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife headquarters today signed by 119,662 people urging the agency to enact immediate protections for the bee. The agency is accepting comments on the listing until Nov. 21.

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