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City of Las Vegas
The City of Las Vegas is now running on 100 percent renewable energy. This energy is coming from different uses of solar panels, such as solar shade canopies, tree-shaped solar panels, and solar arrays on roofs of certain buildings. Energy can also be drawn from hyrdropower produced by Hoover Dam when necessary.
Rusty Patched Bumblebee is Declared Endangered
As of January 10, 2017, a bee species in the United States has been declared endangered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. This is the first time in history a bee in the continental US has been listed as endangered. The rusty patched bumblebee population has been in decline since the late 1990s, shrinking by 87 percent. Bees help pollinate 35 percent of the world's food, meaning this type of decline could be detrimental to the world's food sources.
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
General Green Tips
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Go Green newsletter
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.
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
Kids information on many topics, including the environment
from the U.S. Department of Energy
From the U.S. government. Games and puzzles and information to read.