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Solar Panels being utilized at the White House

Tue, 2013-12-17 12:43

History of Solar Panels on the White House

In June of 1979, President Jimmy Carter, an early advocate of energy-saving technology, installed 32 solar panels on the White House roof. The largely symbolic panels, which were used to heat water in the White House staff kitchen, were removed in 1986 during roof repairs made under the Reagan administration.

9 Great Reads About Sustainability

Thu, 2013-12-12 15:15

The weather is getting colder so why not utilize your extra time spent indoors enjoying one of these classic pieces of environmental literature. Go ahead and cozy up with one of the following great reads:

1) Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Turning Trash Into Holiday Treasure

Tue, 2013-12-03 12:51

Recycling is good for the planet and your budget! Instead of spending money on new Christmas ornaments this year, why not take some “trash” and turn it into holiday treasure? In Part 3 of my series, I’ll give you five decorative crafts you can use as ornaments on your tree.

Here are a few simple Christmas decorations you can make from things that you would otherwise add to your recycling bin or trash pile:

Upcycled Thanksgiving Wreaths

Tue, 2013-11-19 13:41

It’s the time of year when the heat starts to dissipate and the crisp morning air takes your breath away; the seasons change, and in come the warm colors of fall, defined by the orange and brown hues in nature. There is nothing more comforting to me than the vision of pumpkins and wreaths in all of the wonderful autumn colors adorning houses. Moving into a new apartment just before the seasons started to change, I began thinking about how I could create my own fall decorations to save money, reuse materials, and personalize my new living area.

5 Tips for Utilizing Fallen Leaves

Tue, 2013-11-12 10:43

It’s that time of the year again. Fall is upon us, and the leaves are changing into an array of beautiful colors. Trees that once seemed ordinary in appearance capture your attention with brilliant shades of red and yellow. They are pretty now, but it won’t be long before these vivid colors start to fade and fall to the ground. Wondering what you should do with the leaves in your yard? Here are some tips!

1.  Know Your Local Laws Relating to Yard Waste Disposal

Everblue Employees Help Clean Local Creek

Tue, 2013-11-05 11:11

At the end of October, I attended the USGBC-NC Emerging Professionals’ (EPros) Creek Clean-Up with another member of our Everblue team. We pulled on our rain boots and headed out to Little Sugar Creek in downtown Charlotte for an afternoon of collecting trash from the stream and the surrounding greenway. 

Everblue Students Now Eligible for College Credit

Tue, 2013-10-29 09:34

Everblue is excited to announce that our students are now able to receive college credit thanks to a partnership with Madisonville Community College (MCC). This partnership allows students who complete an Everblue training course to receive academic credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Energy Management offered at MCC.

Takeaways from the SEIA Press Hangout

Tue, 2013-10-22 10:06

Last Tuesday, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hosted a Google+ Press Hangout to discuss the launch of the second annual Solar Means Business Report put together by SEIA and the Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar). Together they have identified major commercial solar projects in the U.S. and have ranked America’s top corporate solar customers.

5 Projects to Help You Green Your Halloween

Tue, 2013-10-15 09:46

Halloween is just around the corner so it’s time to get festive with fun DIY (do-it-yourself) decorating ideas. What better way to spice up your home for fall than by utilizing materials you already have--and maybe some that you were going to simply throw away! Not only will you be saving these products from ending up in the landfill, but you will also be saving yourself from purchasing new decorations made from plastic in a far-off factory, possibly under questionable labor conditions.

Disney Expands Carbon Offset Program

Tue, 2013-10-08 09:17

The “Happiest Place on Earth” is well on its way to becoming the “Greenest Place on Earth.” Already a major player in the voluntary carbon market, Walt Disney is expanding its offset purchasing program by including indirect emissions related to its operations and increasing the price for carbon emissions to $11 to $14 per metric ton.

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