About Seth Leitman

My name is Seth Leitman and I am THE GREEN LIVING GUY because I love showing ways to be green and green news.  I provide Information and tips on Green Living; as well as the Green Guru Guides (my book series) with McGraw-Hill Professional, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, my Sustainability and Eco Consulting Services.
I've authored and/or edited:
Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman
Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman
Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel
Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky
Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley
Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke
Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley
Build Your Own Small Wind Power System!!
I've been interviewed and asked for my opinion on places like the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Modern Hippie Mag, Eco Snobbery Sucks, Greenwala, Greenopia, Planet Green, TLC, Mother Earth News, Fox Business News, The Atlantic, Treehugger, The Huffington Post and NY WPIX Channel 11.

Yellow Pages saves paper going green

yellow pages goes green

Back in the day, when I was in college and went to hang out with my friends in New York City, every Sunday, we use to go out to brunch. However since we didn’t have an amazing app like my favorite YP Mobile App for finding restaurants and needed restaurant menus and phone numbers. I […]

New Solar Power For Your Home book makes home solar projects easier

Solar power for your home

Although solar power still has the smallest market share among all energy providers in the United States — smaller even than biomass and geothermal — adaption of the technology has recently been rising by over 25% annually. According to Bloomberg Magazine, Google is taking up wind-power purchases to reduce their total emissions, even as it devotes […]

Why green lighting is essential to the economy

led lights in a furniture show room

You know how much I love Green Lighting and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.  They are helping companies save millions of dollars. One of my favorite LED companies is MSI lighting. They are relamping Macy’s and saving millions of dollars. In addition to saving buckets of cash, the light looks better, is more energy efficient, […]

Green lighting will boost this economy

Green Lighting

The most common complaints I hear about green lighting are that the technology is too expensive and simply “not feasible.” In my experience, no lighting retrofit has ever cost more than the long-term savings it provides. Sure, this isn’t necessarily true with certain environmentally friendly technologies such as some types of advanced alternative-energy projects. But […]

American Towns launches sister site GreenTowns.com

American Towns launches new Green Towns site

AmericanTowns is launching GreenTowns.com, a new online network that connects and celebrates green initiatives and their leaders, locally and nationally. Through GreenTowns, residents of 15,000 towns and cities in the United States are invited to discover, share and support inspiring sustainability efforts in their community.

Rodney Strong Vineyards helps grow CFL’s too

Rodney Strong Vineyards Green Light Pledge

Rodney Strong Vineyards Green Light Pledge program, where the winery provided an energy efficient CFL bulb to people that pledged to change out a standard incandescent, garnered over 85,000 pledges in just over a month causing the winery to run out of the free CFL bulbs.

New Porsche raises the bar for hybrid speedsters

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

After several hybrid electric vehicle launches in 2010, Porsche is now making another HEV; the Panamera S Hybrid. This car is sexy, elegant and gives you 380 horsepower with fuel consumption of only 6.8 L/100 km. Porsche claims that “the Panamera S Hybrid is the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time.”

Finally! An affordable LED bulb (less than $20)

Pharox 200 Flame LED light bulb

LED light bulbs are much better than CFL’s in terms of both safety and efficiency. But until recently those features have come at a price of around $50 or more. Those days are coming to an end. Lemmis Lighting has developed a sub-$20 LED light bulb, the Pharox 200 Flame.