If they can do it…

0 8/24/2006 // By Kristin Kranendonk

060818f2035d166 When you think of what types of companies and organizations might be going carbon neutral, what do you think of? Environmental non-profits? Small businesses in Vermont and California? How about a US Air Force base? The U.S. Air Force is one of the nation’s leading renewable energy purchasers. In 2004, the Air Force accounted for 41% of the government’s total renewable energy purchases. One of the most progressive bases is the Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State, which recently purchased 100% renewable energy! Way to go Air Force!

NWF Campus Ecology schools are leading the way in renewable energy purchasing and research. Portland State University is working on installing a solar test facility this fall. St. Olaf College in Minnesota just installed a wind turbine on campus that will drastically reduce energy consumption on campus.

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