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Renewable Energy Saving Lives in Afghanistan

5/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The Wall Street Journal today reports on efforts to make U.S. troops safer by reducing dependence on fossil fuel-powered generators and batteries: Batteries make up as much as 20% of the weight of the 100 pounds of gear a Marine …

Hip Hop Rev is Greening the Block and Greening the Screen

4/28/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.  is keeping his message green and clean, reaching out to urban communities and empowering young people to create a sustainable future. As the founder of the Hip Hop Caucus, he traveled around the country on the …

African-American Landowners in the Southeast Grow Networks and Longleaf Pines!

4/14/2011 // By Amadou Diop

On Saturday March 26, 2011, NWF hosted a landowners’ workshop and field day in southwest Georgia.  “Field days” are a common way to share what farming strategies have been working on the land. A typical gathering place for minority landowners …

When the Oil Wells Run Dry

3/30/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil is good to the last drop, and we may see the last drop in our lifetimes. According to a new report by British bank HSBC, the world may only have 50 years of oil left and 176 years of …

Bay Area Home Depot Stores Stock Up on Sustainable Wood

3/30/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Looking to build a house? Put up a fence? Construct a tree house for your kids? Do you live in the Bay Area? Do you care about the spotted owl? Want to help critically endangered coho salmon? If you answered …

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

3/29/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that I have moved into my first home, the rain is …

My Dog Princess

Shedding Dogs Help Wildlife

3/25/2011 // By Mary Burnette

Do you have a dog that sheds his winter coat leaving clumps of fur all over your house?  I have a Shepard/Akita that is shedding like crazy at this time of year. I gave her a good brushing in the …

Going Underground on Campus: Creates Jobs, Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

3/20/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When a campus such as Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana determines to reduce coal use by 30,000 tons, save $2 million, and cut carbon pollution by 50% each year, it is news.  Multiply that effort by 160 campuses in 42 states, and …

Erin Go Green: Guinness Gets Ecofriendly

3/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Fans of Irish stout have another reason to raise their glasses on St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness is getting greener thanks to the genius of Irish scientists. They have figured out a way to keep that famous stout foamy and ecofriendly. …

From Theory to Practice: Integrating Equity in Smart Growth

3/7/2011 // By Marc Littlejohn

The 10th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference (www.newpartners.org) held in Charlotte in February was a testament to the importance and urgency of placing equity and inclusion at the center of the movement to create sustainable communities. This was …

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