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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.
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 electric vehicle charging stations are in Winston-Salem.
Sustainability Around the World
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.
NewWind Invents the Biommetic Wind Turbine
This innovative wind turbine has recently been installed in Paris.
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.
General Green Tips
Tips and tricks on how to communicate the science behind climate change to any audience
Answers to Your Climate Change Questions
Global Warming can be a daunting topic, so the New York Times answered 17 of the most often asked questions about it.
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
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.