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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.


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.


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.


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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