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If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle
What do you think is the most effective way to reduce the impact of climate change? While there are many suggestions and tips for reducing fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, the New York Times says by improving the efficiency of our air conditioners, we could eliminate dozens of gigatons worth of emissions by 2050.
After the recent decision of President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Accord, hundreds of mayors from around the country, including Mayor Allen Joines, are still committed to adopting, honoring and upholding Paris Agreement goals through Climate Mayors. This list of names is constantly being updated.
Sustainability Around 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.
NewWind Invents the Biommetic Wind Turbine
This innovative wind turbine has recently been installed in Paris.
City of Las Vegas
The City of Las Vegas is now running on 100 percent renewable energy.
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.
General Green Tips
Tips and tricks on how to communicate the science behind climate change to any audience
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
Great tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
Information about energy use and conservation.
Mother Earth News
Do-it-yourself, renewable energy, green homes, organic gardening, natural health,green transportation, nature & community, modern homesteading, sustainable farming, real food.
North Carolina State Energy Program
Lots of information for Commercial and residential energy-saving programs and ideas.
Working out at the Gym
Tips from the Sierra Club.
Green Guide for Everyday Living
by the National Geographic Society
How-tos, blogs, science news, eclectic mix of articles
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.
How to Reduce Your Energy Bills
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
NC Weatherization Program
This program is designed to help low-income citizens in North Carolina save energy and reduce expenses through the installation of energy conservation materials, the implementation of energy efficiency measures in their homes and energy education.
Support Renewable Energy: Read about NC GreenPower from Duke Power
Free Hot Water by using solar energy! from Mother Earth News
Recycle your electronics - computers
Goodwill Industries and Dell Computer partner to accept and process old computers. Take them to Goodwill for recycling!
Rechargable Batteries - a good idea?
Mother Earth News article on using rechargable batteries (the answer is... yes!)
Personal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calulator
Household Carbon Footprint Calculator
Use these online calculators to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Lots of great information about taking steps at home to be green.
Information about solar panels.
Tesla Solar Roof Tiles
Details about the Tesla solar roof tiles
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
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.