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Bundle up! It’s getting cold out there, which reminds us of all that fall fun that comes with the changing weather. Colorful scarf’s, your favorite pea coat, brisk walks, hot coco and higher energy bills! Ok, so maybe your not really looking forward... Read More
Next time you flush the toilet, think about all the CO2 you are releasing into the atmosphere. No, you are not personally releasing gases into the atmosphere when you tug down on that handle and see the water spinning, but we could offset about half... Read More
Is the U.S Green Building Counsel’s coveted LEED Certification full of crap? No not really but it is very far from perfect. All too often green gurus and real-estate agents sing the praises of LEED certifications but when looked at more thoroughly... Read More
Planet Forward
They may not be sharks with frickin lazer beams attached to their heads, but they're about as close as you're going to get. Last week, there have been a couple of stories that have focused on the work that researchers in Antarctica are doing to... Read More
Is the U.S Green Building Counsel’s coveted LEED Certification full of crap? No not really but it is very far from perfect. All too often green gurus and real-estate agents sing the praises of LEED certifications but when looked at more thoroughly... Read More
George Washington University-School of Media and Public Affairs
What's up? That's a question I often find myself wondering when researching solar power since most solar systems inhabit on rooftops. Look high and low, solar can be found in strange places from solar backpacks to solar-powered ambulances.
Think turning down the AC is the only way to decrease energy use for heating and cooling in your home? Think again. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 56% of the energy usage in your home. You can change this. You... Read More
Going to the gym and using a treadmill is part of many people’s daily routines. Most focus on the results they will get after their exercise, but many don’t realize the amount of electricity they are using to get to their goal weight. However, with... Read More
George Washington University
Want to shrink your waistline while shrinking your carbon footprint? To capitalize on your calorie-burning workouts, fitness centers worldwide are now harnessing human power to generate electricity for exercise equipment. Green machines capture the... Read More
“Think of the pollution and the global warming caused by its transport. Think of the ascendancy of corporate agribusiness over family farms. Think of the loss of nutrients during a weeklong journey from soil to supermarket.” – Time.com

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