Entries by DTE Social Media Team

How April showers can save you money

Did you know the average person uses about 80-100 gallons of water per day? And the top uses include flushing the toilet and taking a shower/bath. That’s a lot of water we use without much thought, and especially in household of four or more, which can really boost the water bill. So what are the […]

Five ways to prepare your business for severe weather

Here in Michigan, many like to say the weather can drastically change by the hour. And while it’s smart to plan for sudden rain or change in temperature, it’s important to prepare ourselves and our businesses for when larger weather phenomena strike. Recently, Michigan withstood a historic windstorm that affected countless homes and businesses across […]

Games to make storms fun, not scary

When a severe storm rolls through, there can be a lot to think about, especially when it comes down to being properly prepared for a power outage. Even though storms provide some unknowns, there are also fun ways to enjoy them, especially with your kids. These games are great to have in the back of […]

Ways to use tax refunds to reduce your carbon footprint

As world-class protagonists scramble to file their tax returns by this month’s deadline, most of us now turn to fantasizing about our refunds. Perhaps a wardrobe update for spring, savings for summer vacation, or simply just paying down a credit card. But, for those of us who are a little more environmentally conscious ahead of […]

Learning and growing in our national parks

Remember being called in by your parent to come home for dinner or because the sun was going down? Most kids these days don’t know the same experience. In fact, children growing up now sometimes spend less than 30 minutes outside each day, while spending almost seven hours in front of an electronic screen. This […]

Comerica takes on Michigan’s ‘Battle of the Buildings’

This guest post is from Rebecca Holman, communications for the US Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter. Comerica Incorporated joined the Michigan Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition, supported by its partners at CBRE Group, LLC. CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. CBRE has been voted the industry’s […]