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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Find information and tools to help you understand and address your community's climate risks thanks to this toolkit from the NOAA. Learn about resilience, read specific case studies, explore climate tools, and more.
How much hotter is your hometown than when you were born?
Recently, the New York Times released an interactive graphic that allows you to compare how much hotter your hometown is now than when you were born.
Sustainability Around the World
Ireland Becomes World's First Country to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Recently, Ireland's parliament passed a bill to become the first country in the world to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies likely within the next five years.
This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, and Handle Its Own Waste
ReGen Village outside of Amsterdam will be the first type of this new community designed to be fully self-sufficient.
Tesla solar panels powering Hawaiian island
Investing in Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers
Tesla is now using batteries to store power from the sun to use at night in Hawaii's island of Kauai.
Electric vehicles have only a tiny market share, but the auto industry is betting billions that they will soon be as cheap as conventional cars. However, some major infrastructure changes need to occur first.
General Green Tips
NC Clean Energy Technology Center from NC State University
Tips and tricks on how to communicate the science behind climate change to any audience
If you are interested in solar, Consumer Affairs compares the top solar energy companies.
Sustainably Grown Food!
Use the Local Harvest website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
National Organic Program and other information about food on the USDA Agricultural marketing Service web site.
Students and Kids
Answers to your Climate Change Questions
The New York Times answers some common questions about climate change
Tips about Smart Energy Use
from the U.S. Department of Energy
Kids information on many topics, including the environment
From the U.S. government. Games and puzzles and information to read.
Plastic Bag Recycling - for more information on how to properly recycle your plastic bags, watch the videos below.
General Recycling - for more information about recycling in Winston-Salem, watch the videos below.