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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Find information and tools to help you understand and address your community's climate risks thanks to this toolkit from the NOAA. Learn about resilience, read specific case studies, explore climate tools, and more.

Ocean Plastic Predicted to Triple Within a Decade
Without intervention soon, the amount of plastic littering the world's oceans is expected to triple within a decade.

More and more, urban plans are able to balance climate change solutions and the well-being of residents. The burden has fallen to cities and local government to institute these trends and maximize benefits. 

Sustainability Around the World

Global Warning: Greenland's melting glaciers may someday flood your city
Learn more about the threat of glacier melt and what that can mean for cities around the US and the rest of 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.

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.

Tesla solar panels powering Hawaiian island 
Tesla is now using batteries to store power from the sun to use at night in Hawaii's island of Kauai.

China unveils plans for world's first pollution-eating 'Forest City'
China has plans to build Liuzhou Forest City in southern China. The "city" will be made up of more than 70 buildings in a 342-acre, self-contained neighborhood all of which will be covered with over a million trees and plants. 

HDR-Designed Bus Rapid Transit System Opens in New Mexico
HDR, and engineering and infrastructure based company, has designed and opened the first bus rapid transit system to meet industry gold standards in the United States.

Investing in Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers
America has an infrastructure problem that can be solved through the use of green infrastructure. Green infrastructure can help address the pollution to the environment and public health resulting from stormwater runoff. 

What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World
Electric vehicles have only a tiny market share, but the auto industry is betting billions that they will soon be as cheap as conventional cars. However, some major infrastructure changes need to occur first. Go to our Office of Sustainability home page to see where the public electric vehicle charging stations are in Winston-Salem.

General Green Tips 

Climate Communication
Tips and tricks on how to communicate the science behind climate change to any audience

Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Go Green newsletter

The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World
Tips to help individuals make a difference from the United Nations

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.

Lower My Bill Toolkit
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

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.

Solar Tribune
Information about solar panels.

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles
Details about the Tesla solar roof tiles


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

Answers to your Climate Change Questions
The New York Times answers some common questions about climate change

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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