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It's Official: Manatee No Longer Listed As Endangered
The West Indian manatee will now be considered threatened, rather than endangered. This marks positive progress in the species' recovery.

EPA Halts Inquiry into Oil and Gas Industry Emissions of Methane
The latest update from the Environmental Protection Agency under the Trump administration threatens to undermine certain efforts to gather information about methane, a powerful climate pollutant.

Sustainability Around 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.

City of Las Vegas
The City of Las Vegas is now running on 100 percent renewable energy.

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.

General Green Tips

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Go Green newsletter

Energy Savers
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.

GoGreen Online
Lots of great information about taking steps at home to be green.

Solar Tribune
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!

Energy-saving tips
from the U.S. Department of Energy: appliances, landscaping, winter, lighting, heating and cooling.

Students and Kids

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.

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