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How to save energy during the holiday season through Meltek.

Here are some basic ways to cut your energy usage this holiday season!

The holiday season is a time for celebration and gatherings with loved ones, but it can also be a time when energy usage spikes due to all the extra lighting, cooking, and gift-giving. However, there are ways to save energy and still have a festive holiday season that doesn’t break the bank!
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Energy-Efficient Thanksgiving

An Energy-Efficient ThanksGiving: Ways to Give Back to our Planet This Holiday Season!

It’s the season of giving and being thankful, and here at Meltek we are incredibly appreciative of our planet and our customers who work hard to save energy. The holiday season can be busy, especially when it comes to electricity. Spending time with family, hosting holiday parties, cooking delicious food and more can cause our electricity usage to increase. No worries though, Meltek’s got you! Here are a few ways you can save energy and give back to our planet this Thanksgiving.
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Don’t Get Spooked By Your Energy Bills This Halloween! Here Are Some Energy-saving Tips.

Don’t know what you’re going to be for Halloween? Let's be energy-efficient and lower our energy bill. Leave the scaring to the witches, ghosts, and vampires this Halloween. Your utility bills should not scare you away, and you can guarantee that by following these energy-saving tips this spooky season!  
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Ways to Share Your Meltek Earnings Between You and Your Roommates!

Meltek offers an array of gift card selections that you may choose from. We recognize and appreciate that more than one roommate may be contributing to saving energy during peak demand, and we want to be sure that everyone involved is rewarded!  Check out these ways you can share the earnings with your roommates.
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The weather is changing and so should you! Here are the best ways to cut down your home electric bill this fall!

Are you fed up with expensive energy bills each month? Well, you have come to the right place. In this blog you will find out three different ways to reduce your electricity bill as the weather changes.
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Save Money or Save The Planet? Here are 3 apps that help you save both.

There are ways to save both money and the planet! You read that right. Let us show you a few mobile apps where you do not have to compromise the planet or your wallet. Downloading these apps can help you take the first steps towards a sustainable and affordable lifestyle.
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Fun Things to Do in the California Bay Area That Will Help You Save Energy and Earn Money!

As Meltek makes its way to California’s Bay Area, we want you to feel prepared and ready to start saving energy and making money. To help kick off your energy saving journey, here are three activities to do in the Bay Area that are fun, affordable, and environmentally friendly!
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This Incentive program is combatting the power grid emergency caused by California’s record-breaking heatwave. Here’s how you can get paid to conserve energy.

California has issued several “Flex Alerts” asking residents to reduce their energy usage amidst a scorching heat wave that’s reaching 112 degrees. There’s an incentive program out there that rewards Bay Area residents for their effort in conserving energy, saving the power grid and preventing blackouts.
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Your Daily Actions That Can Worsen Climate Crisis: From Small Actions to Big Results

Small actions can lead to big results – that is what we tell ourselves for everything we do to reverse climate change and save the planet. However, this saying can also go the other way round: small, subconscious actions can lead to the big results of climate change getting more serious. Let's dive deeper into this!
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How to save energy during a swarm event while staying cool in your home.

How can I save energy on hot days without overheating in my home? We have plenty of ways for you to save lots of energy in your home while staying nice and cool at the exact same time. Meltek wants to be your tool to save energy and earn money this summer, so check out these great tips!
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Hanging out in New york city.

Complete Guide for Your Hangout on a Hot Summer Day: NY Edition

Summer is about outdoor fun under the sun. However, with the hot days ahead in New York, being under the sun is not the best for your health. No worries! This blog is your complete guide for a FUN & SAFE hangout on a hot day! Buckle up and sit tight till the end - the last suggestion won't let you down! 
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Heatwaves around the world.

What To Do as the Heatwave Hits Worldwide, and Now New York?

We’ve been surrounded by news about heatwaves, record-breaking temperatures, and emergency heat warnings. Right here in New York, we’re getting days with almost 100 degrees temperatures.  what can New Yorkers do to relieve the heat AND avoid power outages these days? Meltek has got something up our sleeves!  
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Top 5 Sustainable Clothing Brands to Buy From

Shopping for a new wardrobe to express your own style is amazing but buying from sustainable brands and companies is even better! Not only do you want to look and feel awesome in your new clothing, but you also want to know that what and who you are...
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Inflation in 2022 is driven by food and energy costs.

The Biggest Inflation Drivers in New York? Food And Energy costs.

Have you found that you have less money left over at the end of the month than usual? Prices everywhere have skyrocketed in the past month, especially in New York. Everyday commodities such as food and energy expenses have increased drastically, pushing inflation to the highest rate of 8.6% since 1981.
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Affordable sustainable products.

Go Green, Don't Go Broke: Top 5 Affordable & Sustainable Products to buy.

Have you ever thought of protecting the environment by starting to use sustainable products? If you’re that person who would love to go green but got intimidated by the price tags of eco-friendly products, Meltek is here for you.
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Climate Change Blog post

Things You Wish You Knew Earlier: The Real Face of Climate Change

Though we talk a lot about climate change all the time,  how much do we understand this phenomenon and the consequences it brings? For once and all, let Meltek break the confusion around this matter and provide you with suggestions on how you can get paid to help slow down climate change!  
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Smart Home Devices help with Energy Efficiency in New York

Three Energy-Saving Smart Home Devices to Help You Save on Your Energy Bill.

Have your utility bills been getting a little too high recently? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Here are three different smart home devices to help you lower your Con Edison bill and live more energy efficiently, especially while working from home and spending more time indoors.
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Spend the Summer earning crypto

What is #RefiSummer and how can we use web3 to improve the planet?

You might have heard the term #refisummer floating around recently. But first, what exactly is refi and how can it improve the planet? ReFi supports climate conservation, fostering biodiversity and creating a more equitable and sustainable financial system for all.
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World Environment Day

Join World Environment Day This June 5th & Get PAID!

Looking for the best way to join the World Environment Day this Sunday, June 5th? Meltek is here to offer you 4 suggestions that you can do easily and even earn you money. Don’t miss out on what you can do to join the world on celebrating this day while adding some bucks to your wallet!
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Summer NYC activities.

3 Things to Do in NYC For Under $20 That Will Help You Save Energy and Earn Money!

Spending a summer in New York City can be a lot of things. It can be hot, expensive, and overwhelming, but don’t worry! We’ve got you! There are so many amazing things to do in the city that are not only exciting and fun, but environmentally friendly and cheap as well! Here are some of the most popular activities to do this summer in NYC with your friends and family for just $20 or less. You don’t want to miss out!
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Save Energy this summer

Energy Saving Tips for This Summer

It is starting to get warmer out which means energy consumption will be higher than usual. When an excessive amount of energy is being consumed Peaker plants are activated. These plants get their energy from fossil fuels and emit a large amount of carbon dioxide when used.
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Man is earning money by saving energy on their ConEdison bill.

New York City Residents Are Saving Money On Electric Bills With This Simple Service

Consumption of energy from burning fossil fuels supplied through Con Edison gets reflected on your electricity bill to give you an average monthly cost that has spiked since the start of 2022. Power down your energy usage during peak demand with the help of Meltek and save money on your bill! Read more to find out how.
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A person watering his plants which insinuate them growing their passive income and investing in their wealth.

Passive Income Ideas for Beginners in 2022: Five Ways to Earn Money and Build Wealth

The key to building wealth comes from two main actions: earn more and spend less. Many have turned to passive income streams to supplement their salary to build financial security and achieve financial freedom. Read our blog to find out five different actions you can take to earn money.
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Piggy bank with money coming out. Budgeting Tips.

3 Budgeting Methods for When Money is Tight: How to Make Your Budget Work for You

When it comes to sound financial decisions, you’ve heard it before: spend less than you make. Rising prices from inflation make it crucial to keep an eye on how to save your hard-earned money. As of March 2022, the inflation rose to 8.5%, the highest rate seen since 1982. For a refresher on smart and clever ways to stay financially healthy, read our blog.
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Your Con Edison Energy Bill is too high in New York.

Your ConEdison Bill Explained: Why Your Bill Went Up & What You Can Do About It

If you’ve seen a spike in your energy bill, you’re not alone. Nationally, electricity prices for residential customers rose 4.3% last year in 2021. In the New York area, however, electricity prices were 59.9% higher compared to the United States as a whole. Read our blogpost to find out what you can do to reduce your electricity costs.
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Get educated about climate change, demand response and green energy.

Why Everyone Should Participate in Demand Response

When demand exceeds supply, fast-acting power plants, known as peakers, are fired up. In New York State, peakers contribute as much as 94% of the state’s greenhouse emission's. The peakers in NYC are primarily located in low-income neighborhoods, where they are linked to many life-threatening illnesses. And, the cost of electricity from them is up to 1,300% more expensive than the average cost of electricity in the rest of the state.
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Consuming less reducing more emissions than any other "Green" technology. A group of people recycling and reducing waste.

Consuming Less Reduces Emissions More Than Any Other Technology

Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy. Raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. The most effective way to reduce emissions is to not create it in the first place. When people buy less stuff, you get immediate drops in emissions, resource consumption and pollution, unlike anything we could hope to achieve with other "green" technology.
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Reduce food waste by composting.

Food Waste Increases Global Warming

According to the NRDC, Thanksgiving is one of the most wasteful times of the year, with 200 million pounds of turkey alone tossed out annually. Three times more food waste occurs between Thanksgiving and New Years than other times of the year. Cooking the same dishes for each year also leads to mass production of ingredients like turkey and cranberries, which puts undue stress on food systems.
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Shop for sustainable fashion.

Mitigating the Environmental Impact of the 2nd Largest Polluter: The Fashion Industry

UPS is predicting a massive amount of returns on January 2, dubbed "National Returns Day," the peak day for returns following the holidays. People are expected to return 1.9 million packages into the UPS network on January 2. The fashion industry is the 2nd largest polluter after the oil & gas industry. 87% of all textiles will be landfilled or incinerated, never getting sold or kept by shoppers. In this blog, we will give you tips on how to be more sustainable with your fashion choices.
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