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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

Clean Energy Jobs Go Swimming

December 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

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.
Clean Energy Jobs Go Swimming: $300 million per year for 10,000 jobs
Legislation is, they say, analogous to making sausage. Sometimes, in the mixing and mashing, [...]

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Tags: Energy · Solar Energy · clean energy jobs · schools · solar

Clean Energy Jobs Take The PHE-School Bus

November 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This is part of a series of posts on ‘clean energy jobs’ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Clean Energy Jobs Take the PHE-School Bus: $100 million per year for 2,000 jobs
There are
hundreds of thousands of yellow school buses taking America’s children to [...]

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Tags: PHEV · bus · clean energy jobs · schools · transportation

Clean Energy Jobs Go to School

November 20th, 2009 · 11 Comments

This is part of a series of posts on ‘clean energy jobs’ opportunities for sparking meaningful employment, quickly, in the United States as discussed in Clean Energy Jobs: Stimulate Me.
Clean Energy Jobs Go to School: $50 billion / year to support 1,000,000 Clean Energy Jobs
America’s public schools are, in some cases all too literally, falling [...]

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Tags: Energy · building green · clean energy jobs · energy efficiency · schools

Energy COOL: Green Portable Schooling

November 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL.
When determining how to prioritize action using, [...]

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Tags: Energy · architecture · building green · energy cool · environmental · schools

Deeds for the Common Wealth

October 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia has long embraced a tradition of:

Good governance (especially fiscal management)
Support for good public education (including a top public university system)
Protection of its historical legacy and landscape (such as Civil War battlefields and the Piedmont)
Business-friendly policy.

Looking at the economic and political landscape, the time seems ripe for taking actions (moving forward with [...]

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Tags: Energy · schools · virginia

T. Boone: Why not get inventive?

February 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

T. Boone Pickens has been spending $millions (actually, $10s of millions) to promote The Pickens’ Plan which, while captivating to many, is a fundamentally flawed concept that could help nail the coffin shut on America’s future rather than, as he promotes, set the stage for something better. There are worthwhile elements in The Plan [...]

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Tags: Energy · PHEV · schools

Keeping students awake … and more productive …

September 14th, 2007 · 7 Comments

The Washington Post featured a local high school’s green renovation in Titans of Ecology, which began
At the brand-new T.C. Williams High in Alexandria, a modern “green” school, students say the environmentally friendly design has led to a serious lifestyle change: They can’t doze in class anymore because sunlight pours in from practically every angle.

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Tags: LEED · schools