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Everyday Conservation

The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others. ~ Theodore Roosevelt I’ve always thought of myself as a conservationist, but after reading Silent Spring, I am rethinking what that term means to me.  Up until now, I’ve happily tromped through … Continue reading

A Brief History of Earth Day

I am convinced that all we need to do to bring an overwhelming insistence of the new generation that we stem the tide of environmental disaster is to present the facts clearly and dramatically. – Senator Gaylord Nelson Founded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, the first Earth Day was held on April … Continue reading

A Spotlight on High Performance Green Buildings

Energy efficient and high performance green buildings are quickly becoming the standard for new and renovated buildings.   Traditionally-built homes and office buildings account for 40% of the world’s total energy consumption and approximately 40% of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  But, by incorporating energy efficient, green technology into buildings, you can reduce energy consumption and … Continue reading

EPA Publishes Interactive Map of Greenhouse Gas Emitters

On January 11, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an interactive online map that identifies sources of major greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters in the United States, including chemical factories, paper mills, and power plants.  The data, current through 2010, covers 80 percent of U.S. GHG emitters from large industries.  Using the interactive map to compile … Continue reading