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Valerie the "O" in Monument Valley

In Pursuit of Passion: A Love of Cars and Nature=Chevy Volt

3/1/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Interview with Valerie Zelko, the third post in my series on passion. Read more >

Green Jobs Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

2/24/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

The Department of Labor has announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund competition to support opportunities in green industry sectors and occupations.  President Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” […] Read more >

Time To Take Off The Gloves!

2/8/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

Big polluters and their empowered agents on Capitol Hill want to turn back the clock on good jobs, public health and a clean environment with a coordinated, multi-million dollar assault on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the 40-year old […] Read more >

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

2/4/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in […] Read more >

U.S. Capitol (via Flickr's Krossbow)

Americans to Congress: Pass Alternative Energy Legislation First

2/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

If you’re a member of Congress who wants to do something to make almost everyone in your district happy – no matter their political affiliation – a new Gallup poll says your best bet would be to vote for legislation […] Read more >

U.S. Capitol (via Flickr's Krossbow)

President Obama Calls For New Course on Energy

1/26/2011 // By Miles Grant

“Americans want bipartisan cooperation that leads to a cleaner, safer, more secure environment for our children and grandchildren,” said NWF’s Larry Schweiger. Read more >

Wayne National Forest

Green Your Career Path at the 2011 Green Jobs Conference

1/19/2011 // By Megan Blevins

“Green,” is the new black—yes, I know you’ve heard it before–but it’s become increasingly true for more than just our basic lifestyle habits. From protecting our favorite wildlife critters, to fighting climate change, moving our overall economic infrastructure to be […] Read more >

AUDIO – Big Oil Ads Say “Trust Us this Time”

1/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Unless you live in DC or one of the pipeline states, you are hearing it here first.  With a decision from the State Department coming soon on whether to approve the massive and risky Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian oil giant TransCanada has […] Read more >

Explosions Ignite New Concerns About Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

12/20/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

An awful pipeline explosion that killed at least 27 people and injured over 50 others is raising fresh concerns about safety. The explosion, which destroyed at least 30 homes Sunday morning happens on the eve of a decision from the U.S. State Department on […] Read more >

“Green” at the Virginia Community College Hire Education Conference

12/14/2010 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System’s Hire Education Conference, Dec 8-10, provided the college community the opportunity to share best practices in workforce development in many industries, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and others. Southwest Virginia Community College (SVCC) is helping students […] Read more >