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Step 1 to Running a Truly Green Event: Finding the Right Spot

1/3/2013 // By Guest Author

By Shelley Cohen.  The 2013 Green Inaugural Ball will bring together diverse groups from among the energy, environment, conservation, and clean-tech communities. The attendees are  among those on the front lines of addressing the most pressing environmental challenges of our […] Read more >

Greenforce Initiative Grant Effort – Shipping Containers as Housing

3/1/2012 // By Kristy Jones

(cross-posted Abonmarche Blog) Posted on February 28, 2012 by Jeff Saylor Shipping containers as Housing Earlier this month, I gave a lecture at the Krasl Art Center (Krasl) in St. Joseph on the rehabilitation of shipping containers, primarily for housing […] Read more >

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My Home Energy Audit: Finding Treasures in the Attic

8/12/2011 // By Carla Brown

It has been on our family’s “honey-do” list for years – a home energy audit. With few dollars to spend, and limited understanding of home construction, we wanted to know what investment would give us the greatest return. We want […] Read more >

Smarter than Smart Meters: A New Approach to Building Energy Management

4/13/2010 // By NWF

Imagine that you have just returned to the US after living for many years in a remote part of the world with little connection to the news of the day. As a lifelong baseball fan, you ask a friend, “How […] Read more >

Radiant floor heating Eastern Wyoming College

Taking Efficiency Off-Campus

3/30/2010 // By Courtney Cochran

In a state that consistently finishes last in state rankings for energy efficiency, Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) is training rising carpenters and construction workers to be leaders in their field. In 2006, John Ely started the Green Construction Technology certificate […] Read more >

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Turning Junk Mail Into Concrete

2/23/2010 // By NWF

By Maryruth Belsey Priebe     Students Kim, Shana and Emily set papercrete blocks as part of a workshop at Coconino Community College. (Joe Costion) Students of the University of Arizona (UA) are putting newspaper to work in outhouses–and it’s […] Read more >

In Every Season, White is the New Green

10/28/2008 // By NWF

  Want an effective tool to fight global warming? Try a can of paint. As the director of facilities at Radford University can tell you, the most powerful and elegant form of solar power is simple passive solar. This is […] Read more >

University of Florida Strives to Surpass LEED

10/14/2008 // By NWF

For universities serious about reducing their carbon footprint, compact fluorescent light bulbs just won’t cut it. Many are starting, quite literally, from the ground up, building highly efficient dorms, classrooms and libraries that can not only cut their carbon emissions […] Read more >

Student Fees Drive Campus Retrofits

10/14/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

It often takes more than a dedicated student club or well-intentioned administrator to transform campus operations, particularly when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency. Rather, campus-wide commitment can be the best indicator of success, as at University of Tennessee. […] Read more >

Captured Heat Makes Rowan University Richer and Greener

9/16/2008 // By NWF

Rowan University, located in Glassboro, New Jersey, is a school with a mission: to unite its staff and students in the campus-wide goal of achieving climate neutrality as soon as possible. Though it has implemented many innovative green measures in […] Read more >

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