If you’re a beer drinker and you’ve spent any time browsing the aisles at your chosen beer store, you’ll note that beer has gone environmental lately. First, we had organic beer. Next, we started seeing beer flavored with very renewable substances like hemp. Next, we were faced with lines of beer produced in kegs only – no glass bottles to litter up the world and waste fuel in transportation. Read more
Clear Skies Unlimited Inc. is a small environmental technology business that develops state-of-the-art pollution abatement technologies. One of their innovative products, the HearthCAT™ Wood Burning Fireplace, utilizes a technology that reduces particulate emissions in wood burning fireplaces by as much as 90 percent. Read more
Making energy-efficient changes to a property is, let’s face it, expensive, at least in the up-front costs. Though the goal is ultimately to save money in the long run through the efficiencies provided by the changes, those changes still require a pile of up-front cash. In recent years, we’ve seen a number of programs specifically designed to help offset these costs, and one of the most effective is the PACE program. Read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a technical assistance program specifically to help state capital cities design more sustainable communities. Greening America’s Capitals will assist state capitals develop a vision of distinctive, environmentally friendly neighborhoods that incorporate innovative green building and green infrastructure. Read more
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