By Lester R. Brown Projections from the International Energy Agency show global energy demand growing by close to 30 percent by 2020, setting the stage for massive growth in the carbon dioxide emissions that are warming our planet. But dramatically ramping up energy efficiency would allow the world to not only avoid growth in energy […]
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For a growing number of people, sustainable living means endeavoring as ecopreneurs for organizations with missions they believe in while working in a “green office” space that incorporates green or sustainable design. Typically, “green design” addresses energy efficiency, preservation of resources and the minimization of detrimental effects of construction – if not also improving the […]
Former Canadian municipal councilor and current building design consultant David Braden, has built himself a green home using current building techniques that doesn’t even require a furnace. We’ll be able to heat our entire house with a common hairdryer, Dave boasts. No furnace even in the extreme Southern Ontario weather. Braden is not the first to […]
Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) is working on the Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Initiative to make building retrofitting a profitable initiative for all players.
Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference highlighted green success stories that are unfolding around the country and the world. Explore three innovative, inspiring examples to discover the possibilities within the green economy.
I volunteered this year, on behalf of the O2 NYC, Green Options and my firm J. Ottman Consulting, at the inaugural Greener Gadgets conference on Friday, February 1st. On this raining day in midtown Manhattan I was happy to be inside the McGraw-Hill Conference Center on 49th Street. The conference was presented by research firm […]
Ten earth-friendly ideas to spark your imagination Intangibles can deliver green good all year long (and reduce clutter) 1. Donate time or money to a charity in honor of the gift recipient (a gift to Environmental Defense is a good choice). 2. Buy carbon offsets in the recipient’s name. Along with cutting your own carbon […]
When it comes to cutting carbon emissions, a lot of things — global trade agreements, international climate treaties — are out of our individual control. One area where each of us can make a difference, though, is in our own homes. Houses and other buildings are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions, […]