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From Guest Blogger Harvey: Saving Water in the Work Place

An increasingly important element in environmental policy is the preservation of our water supplies. 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water but only 2.5% of this is drinkable fresh water. This freshwater has been on the planet since

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Posted in Sustainability

From Guest Blogger Adam Groff: Which Groups Use Social Media Best to Promote Green?

When groups, organizations, and businesses use social media to promote green initiatives, they’re spreading eco-friendliness to a massive audience. And, going green via social media is a great way for organizations to get people involved in environmentally conscious practices and

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Posted in Uncategorized

Retrofitness and Thoughtful Building Design

Some of the fastest return on investment you can get is by retrofitting a leaky, energy wasting building with high R-value insulation and efficient appliances. Many estimates show that US buildings use close to 50% of the total annual energy

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Posted in Efficiency, Solar Thermal, Sustainable Building

Energy Efficiency, Conservation, and Renewables — Good Ideas Regardless of How They're Received

It’s the birthday of journalist and activist Jonathan Kozol, a teacher in Boston, who wrote largely on his experiences with school segregation and institutionalized racism.  I had an extremely progressive English teacher my junior year in high school who guided

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Posted in Efficiency

Book Launch: "Is Renewable Really Doable?"

It’s time to launch my second book, Is Renewable Really Doable? on The big day: March 15, 2012. I hope you will mark your calendar, and buy the book on that date. To help generate interest in the subject,

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Posted in Renewables - Business

Energy Conservation

Jimmy Carter

For some reason, I’m always somewhat surprised to read comments about conservation – they’re numerous, and they’re heartfelt. Frequent commentor Dan Conine writes: The first alternative energy project that should always be funded is CONSERVATION. THEN whatever we do, won’t

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Posted in Renewables - Politics
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