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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.

Global Warning: Greenland's melting glaciers may someday flood your city
Learn more about the threat of glacier melt and what that can mean for cities around the US and the rest of the world.

Let's Go Solar Sustainable Cities
The top 25 U.S cities doing their part to encourage green living, according to Let's Go Solar.

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 
Tesla is now using batteries to store power from the sun to use at night in Hawaii's island of Kauai.

China unveils plans for world's first pollution-eating 'Forest City'
China has plans to build Liuzhou Forest City in southern China. The "city" will be made up of more than 70 buildings in a 342-acre, self-contained neighborhood all of which will be covered with over a million trees and plants. 

HDR-Designed Bus Rapid Transit System Opens in New Mexico
HDR, and engineering and infrastructure based company, has designed and opened the first bus rapid transit system to meet industry gold standards in the United States.

Investing in Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers
America has an infrastructure problem that can be solved through the use of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure can help address the pollution to the environment and public health resulting from stormwater runoff. 

What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World
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. Go to our Office of Sustainability home page to see where the public electric vehicle charging stations are in Winston-Salem.


General Green Tips 

Climate Communication
Tips and tricks on how to communicate the science behind climate change to any audience

NC Clean Energy Technology Center from NC State University
Learn more about certain clean technology in North Carolina

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Go Green newsletter

The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World
Tips to help individuals make a difference from the United Nations

Energy Savers
Great tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
Information about energy use and conservation.

North Carolina State Energy Program
Lots of information for Commercial and residential energy-saving programs and ideas.

Green Guide for Everyday Living
by the National Geographic Society


What Can You Do?
There are many practical things consumers can do to use energy more efficiently, and thereby reduce greenhouse gas and other air emissions. Tips from Duke Energy.

Lower My Bill Toolkit
Tips from Duke Energy

Stay Warm, Save Money. Tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
Reduce your home energy bills - home information from U.S. Dept. Energy (.pdf in left column)

Guide to Home Energy Savings from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Advantages of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs - information from Duke Energy

Recycle your electronics - computers
Goodwill Industries and Dell Computer partner to accept and process old computers. Take them to Goodwill for recycling!

Personal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calulator

Solar Tribune
Information about solar panels.

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles
Details about the Tesla solar roof tiles

Best Solar Energy Companies
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.


Share A Ride, save fuel, pollute less! Carpool, Vanpool, more!

Energy-saving tips
from the U.S. Department of Energy: appliances, landscaping, winter, lighting, heating and cooling.

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.

Helpful Videos

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.

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