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Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Go Green newsletter
Great tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
Information about energy use and conservation.
America's Greenest Cities
Information and a listing of the top 50 greenest cities, ranked by POPSCI.com.
A series of audio files with tips on buying products, clean water, pesticide safety, and more. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Make Every Day Earth Day!
Tips from the U.S. Department of Energy - a fun, interactive presentation.
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 Office
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
Change a Light NC
Duke Energy Online Home Energy Audit
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.
Energy-efficiency Videos from Duke Energy
Online Energy Cost Comparison Calculator 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
Use this online calculator 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.
Tips about Smart Energy Use
from the U.S. Department of Energy
Water, air, garbage, and other information for kids, teachers, and everyone! From the Environmental Protection Agency
Kids information on many topics, including the environment
From the U.S. government. Games and puzzles and information to read.