energy efficiency

Energy Star program

DOE/EPA ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Waxman-Markey Passes Through House After Allowing ''Big'' Ag Amendments

On June 26th, the House of Representatives voted on the Waxman-Markey Bill to address climate change. It passed narrowly with 219 aye and 212 nay votes. The American Clean Energy Security Act (as it is otherwise known), sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), aims to cut emissions below the 2005 level by 80% in 2050.

National Vampire Awareness Day - Take Two!

So why didn't National Vampire Awareness Day catch on? The promising holiday - dedicated to energy conservation, not blood suckers - lasted just one year, on October 30, 2008.

Recycling is Patriotic

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.

Tracking Trash

Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.

Stamp Out Climate Change with the US Postal Service

The USPS has a set of 16 Go Green forever stamps with tips designed to encourage people to live a more sustainable life. This is the latest Postal Service effort to green up their act and curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Nuke Rebuke: New Report Shows No Need for Indian Point

For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.

Brewing Better Local Economies with American Craft Beer

In which our resident home brew hobbyist and clean water advocate argues that craft beers strengthen communities and explores some characteristics (most of which also apply to the good food movement) of the better beer movement, particularly as it concerns local production and consumption.

10 Last-minute Gifting Ideas

Earth-friendly gifts can include upcycling and regifting, as well as non-consumables like service and donations. Here's some ideas for green, meaningful gifts.

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