Category Archives: Green Gab Podcast – Green Homes, Green Living and Green Companies

Braving the Winter: More on Home Comfort with Kellye Markowski of Energy Smart Homes



Today we’re gabbing with Kellye Markowski of Energy Smart Homes, an energy auditing and consulting company. She focuses on home comfort by helping homeowners reduce their energy consumption and costs. By working with a company like Energy Smart Homes, homeowners are able to improve the home’s energy efficiency, whether it is a new construction or … Continue reading Braving the Winter: More on Home Comfort with Kellye Markowski of Energy Smart Homes


Holiday Organizing: A Gift to Your Future Self with Lea Gallagher of Untangle Organizing



Wondering what to do with all of those holiday decorations all around your home? Lea Gallagher is a professional organizer and provides tips to get that holiday organizing handled. After all, there can be a lot of chaos around the holidays, with busyness, deadlines, and—let’s face it—wrapping paper everywhere. As you start off the new … Continue reading Holiday Organizing: A Gift to Your Future Self with Lea Gallagher of Untangle Organizing


Low-Cost Ways to Warm-Up Your Home



Today we’re gabbing with Tony Pratte about easy and low-cost ways to warm up the cold spots in your home. The idea used to be if you wanted to cut your utility bills you dropped the thermostat and put on a sweater. But not anymore. Air Sealing and Insulation Air is always going to want … Continue reading Low-Cost Ways to Warm-Up Your Home


Give the Gift of a Connected Home for the Holidays



Today, we’re gabbing with Tony Pratte, the director of builder relations at the Sound Room. We’re talking about how a connected home is a great way to control your energy use, be environmentally aware, and increase safety for homeowners. These devices also make great gift options for others or yourself. What Is a Connected Home? … Continue reading Give the Gift of a Connected Home for the Holidays


Choose Healthier Personal Care Products This Holiday Season



Today, we’re gabbing with Elizabeth Allen, a safe beauty advocate and toxin-free educator. She is passionate about educating women about safer alternatives for healthier personal care products. The products we choose to use not only affect us. They affect the people around us, our community, and the world. During the holiday season, many of us … Continue reading Choose Healthier Personal Care Products This Holiday Season


The Joy of Greener Gift Giving



Today, we are gabbing with Kathy Curran, who works with us, and we are talking about the joy of greener gift giving during this season of giving. Kathy was inspired by her adult daughter, who is focused on being green at home since starting her own family. At the holidays last year, her daughter asked … Continue reading The Joy of Greener Gift Giving


Lighting with LEDs for the holidays and everyday with Tyson Taussig



Today, we are gabbing with Tyson Taussig with Lighting Inc. about LED lighting. LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these LEDs were originally used for computers, cars, and other electronic components. It’s only been recently that LEDs have become commonly used for home and office lighting. And the benefits of switching to LED lighting are … Continue reading Lighting with LEDs for the holidays and everyday with Tyson Taussig


Chemicals Vs. Oils…



Do you know what you’re bringing into your home and how those chemicals are affecting your health, cognitive ability, and endocrine system? Most of us don’t even think about it. But many of the products you use at home are doing your family a disservice. Recently, there’s been a movement toward plant-based science and the … Continue reading Chemicals Vs. Oils…


Getting Green with the Missouri Historical Society



Gabbing with Angela Moore, the facilities and sustainability coordinator for the Missouri Historical Society. She works to create more sustainable programs and facilitate more sustainable initiatives for the Historical Society. As Angela pointed out, it’s important to preserve history and culture, and to do that you have to preserve the earth so it’s here for … Continue reading Getting Green with the Missouri Historical Society