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Top 10 Green Resolutions to Make in 2014

Fri, 2014-01-10 09:58

For many, the New Year symbolizes a time for change. It's a time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. This year, resolve to make a difference in the world by being more eco-friendly. Just try these 10 green resolutions that should be easy for you to keep this year!

Positive Developments in Wind Energy

Wed, 2014-01-08 09:48

As the U.S. wind industry faces uncertain times with the year-end expiration of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), recent studies show positive signs that wind energy still has the strength to endure through the uncertainty. Upon reviewing several reports that addressed controversial wind industry issues including noise disturbance and health impacts, home values, project costs, and domestic job creation, findings in each study supported wind’s viability as a clean alternative energy source.

Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:33

Now that Christmas is done, the takedown begins – many families begin the next day, while others wait until January 1st and beyond. But at some point, the live Christmas tree will wither, and the pine needles will scatter the floor. The ornaments and lights will be removed and packed away for following years, but what to do with the tree itself?

Recycling collections and drop-offs

Recycling Supports Green Education

Mon, 2013-12-23 09:57

If you read What Not to Recycle on Halloween, you know that Terracycle is a mail-in recycling program for items that are difficult to recycle through standard processes. Everblue investigated how the program works and decided to try it out. Here’s a recap of how things went – our own case study, if you will!

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6 Key Sources of U.S. Renewable Energy

Fri, 2013-12-20 12:28

Advancements in technological innovations in the renewable energy industry have yielded a growth of stronger energy production capabilities. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), renewable energy supply continues to increase on a yearly basis, spread out among various renewable energy sources. What are these sources, and how is energy produced? In the following section, we will review the many areas of renewable energy sources currently utilized in the United States as well as the forecast for the future.

Streamlining Solar Through Permitting

Wed, 2013-12-18 09:52

When it comes to the cost of solar, there has been a lot of attention given to the falling cost of PV solar systems, which is driven mostly by PV module prices. As the hardware costs come down, reduction in “soft,” non-hardware costs requires a more focused effort. Non-hardware business process (or “soft”) costs currently account for well over 50% of the installed price of residential PV systems in recent U.S.

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

Tips for Safe Recycling

Wed, 2013-12-11 10:11

Recycling has become a part of everyday life in many ways. It’s creating jobs, saving money, protecting the environment, and protecting our health. Even as recycling is made easier with curbside pickup programs and separate disposal bins in public locations, the decision of what to put where can still be somewhat complicated. Here are some tips for properly handling and sorting items to uphold standards of health and safety within the process.

Keep These Out of Trash and Recycle Bins

Building a Sustainability Reporting Framework

Fri, 2013-12-06 09:52

According to data from the Sustainability Disclosure Database, sustainability reporting continues to increase on a yearly basis, with worldwide adoption rates. To improve the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, and Profit), organizations are looking to utilize a variety of measures to demonstrate compliance with sustainability ideas and principles. While the most popular reporting framework is the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), there are also other popular standards upon which organizations can improve sustainable operations.

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