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From Guest Blogger Anica Oaks: Green Culture–How Changing Our Mindsets Can Lead to Green Innovations

Green culture describes sustainability and environmental awareness as a way of life. The idea behind green culture is that sustainable living encompasses far more than putting papers in the recycling bin. It is also very open-ended, which means there is






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From Guest Blogger Emma Sturgis: Greener Gables–The Best Home Improvements for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly way to live, there are several changes you can make around your home that may benefit the planet. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, these changes can also possibly save you






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From Guest Blogger Brooke Chaplan: Five Energy Drains You Should Get Rid of in Your Home

Here’s another set of tips, exclusively for 2GreenEnergy readers, from Brooke Chaplan (pictured).   Your very home is a major source of energy consumption. Improving the efficiency of the world’s homes in terms of energy usage could make a big






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From Guest Blogger Harvey: Saving Water in the Work Place

An increasingly important element in environmental policy is the preservation of our water supplies. 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water but only 2.5% of this is drinkable fresh water. This freshwater has been on the planet since






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From Guest Blogger Adam Groff: Which Groups Use Social Media Best to Promote Green?

When groups, organizations, and businesses use social media to promote green initiatives, they’re spreading eco-friendliness to a massive audience. And, going green via social media is a great way for organizations to get people involved in environmentally conscious practices and






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Retrofitness and Thoughtful Building Design

Some of the fastest return on investment you can get is by retrofitting a leaky, energy wasting building with high R-value insulation and efficient appliances. Many estimates show that US buildings use close to 50% of the total annual energy






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Energy Efficiency, Conservation, and Renewables — Good Ideas Regardless of How They're Received

It’s the birthday of journalist and activist Jonathan Kozol, a teacher in Boston, who wrote largely on his experiences with school segregation and institutionalized racism.  I had an extremely progressive English teacher my junior year in high school who guided






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Book Launch: “Is Renewable Really Doable?”

It’s time to launch my second book, Is Renewable Really Doable? on Amazon.com. The big day: March 15, 2012. I hope you will mark your calendar, and buy the book on that date. To help generate interest in the subject,






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Energy Conservation

Jimmy Carter

For some reason, I’m always somewhat surprised to read comments about conservation – they’re numerous, and they’re heartfelt. Frequent commentor Dan Conine writes: The first alternative energy project that should always be funded is CONSERVATION. THEN whatever we do, won’t






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