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Green Schools to Improve Educational Performance … and save money … and …

September 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

To America’s School Boards,
What if I could you offer you a reliable path to …

Improve Educational Results
Improve Student, Teacher, and Staff morale
Improve Student, Teacher, and Staff health
Create Jobs in the Local Economy
Improve Economic Performance in the near-, mid-, and long-term
Save money …

Intrigued?
You should be.
And, the great news:
A path exists to do all this.
This is [...]

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Tags: economics · green · green schools

A challenge of Olympic proportions …

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off

The opening ceremony is hours away and sporting events have begun for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. Besides a life-long joy at exposure to new sport, great sports feats, and the basic global harmony concept of the Olympic games, the London games caught my attention for the organizers’ plans to make it totally [...]

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Tags: Energy · Global Warming · business practice · carbon offsets · green · greenwashing

Unpublished Letters: Green is more than tacking on renewable energy

December 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

WarrenS has taken on an admirable resolution: to send a letter to the editor (LTE) (or, well, a major politician) every single day, on the critical issues of climate change and energy. This discusses his approach and here is an amusing ‘template’ to for rapid letter writing.
Now, I have always written letters and [...]

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Tags: Washington Post · green · green schools · media · unpublished letters

Republican Whitfield Hates Investments That Pay Off for Taxpayer: Killing the Greening the Capitol Initiative

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments

As part of the general agenda to drag America into a nightmarish Mr Rogers’ neighborhood, the Republican House Majority is pushing through legislation that will savage the U.S. government’s ability to monitor risks to the public and inform decision-makers about how to move forward to address these threats. And, they are also savaging programs — [...]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · environmental · environmental economics · government energy policy · green · political symbols · politics

Solar Cooking at the Farmers Market

June 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

If embraced, solar cooking has the potential for providing a meaningful Silver BB in the fight to mitigate climate change, in the struggle to reduce health damage from polluting cooking (such as wood or coal burning in inadequately vented homes), and aiding economic strengthening for some of the world’s poorest people (reducing costs (both monetary [...]

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Tags: Energy · eco-friendly · energy smart · environmental · green

Reducing School Cafeteria Waste

June 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

What follows is a very practical discussion of how to help move ‘green’ incrementally into America’s primary school cafeterias from the perspective of a ‘green’ parent in Virginia.
I was recently a guest blogger on Mrs. Q’s “Fed Up with School Kunch” blog and cross-posted here to gain a larger audience. Here’s the original blog [...]

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Tags: environmental · green · guest post · schools

An entrepreneur reports from the “Green Olympics”

February 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Jack Hidary, one of the more innovative green entrepreneurs, is at the Vancouver Olympics evidently enjoying himself at events (evidently speed skating) but, more importantly, engaging with world leaders (political, cultural, private sector) to foster engagement toward more sustainable practices.

Find more videos like this on Planet Forward
In this video, Hidary discusses Vancouver’s Green Olympics (VANOC [...]

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Tags: business practice · environmental · green

“cause we’ve always cussed the wind …”

January 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Courtesy of Planet Forward comes this video about how farming the wind has turned around Roscoe, Texas (and rural communities in many parts of the ‘wind belt’).

Roping the wind in Texas from Powering a Nation on Vimeo.
Farmer Cliff Etheredge provides his perspective on the community’s change with wind development.
It’s a 180-degree attitude change [...]

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Tags: Energy · green · renewable energy · wind power

Green Schools Include Green Cleaning

December 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Try an experiment with paint. Paint one side of a piece of wood with low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and lay it to dry somewhere in the house. Wait a day or two, paint the other side with traditional. The difference will be clear.
When it comes to cleaning, however, too many of us have become [...]

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Tags: building green · environmental · green

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work

December 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Clean Energy Jobs Go Home: $30 Billion to put 4.5 Million to Work
This is part of a series of brief posts on ‘clean energy jobs‘ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Investing in building energy efficiency is one of the most effective ways to [...]

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Tags: Energy · LEED · architecture · architecture2030 · building green · clean energy jobs · climate change · energy efficiency · government energy policy · green