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
Investing in Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers
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.
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
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.
Share A Ride, save fuel, pollute less! Carpool, Vanpool, more!
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.
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.