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Finalist for NYC EBie Awards include LED tube retrofit

Finalist for NYC EBie Awards include LED tube retrofit

For this celebrated New York EBie (www.EBies.org) event, the finalist's projects were chosen for their impressive environmental performance and innovative solutions that can inspire all of us in the sustainable building community.
R.I.P Steve Jobs

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Thank you Steve Jobs and the Apple Family for inspiring us to think outside of the box. We applaud you vision and leadership. Last night, I dusted off this old Apple to place in our office reception area this morning with a few flowers. It has brought a smile to the face of our staff as they have come in to work, and those smiles are a tribute to your career and accomplishments.

PA State Legislator Taking Steps to Save Energy

PA State Legislator Taking Steps to Save Energy

Warren Kampf, a Republican representing the 157th district in Pennsylvania, is one of the first state legislators to upgrade their district office to LED lighting. A local company, LED Saving Solutions, manufactured the tubes in their Boyertown, PA facility. It is estimated that the upgrade will decrease the per-fixture wattage from 55 to 11 watts.

Leilani Returns to Racing: New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

Leilani Returns to Racing: New Partnership Brings Together Racing, Veterans for Clean Energy

Stock car racing fans at Kansas Speedway on September 30 will receive an unusual message from one of the cars speeding around the track: America needs to compete in the "Race to Energy Independence."

Green Spotlight: Toby Hemenway

Green Spotlight: Toby Hemenway

This week’s Green Spotlight is on Toby Hemenway. Author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture, he is one of the most well-regarded home-scale permaculturalists in the world, and has had the best-selling Permaculture book for the past six years to prove it.

Ryan Reynolds Reflects on the Gulf Oil Disaster, Local Impacts and How We Move Forward

Ryan Reynolds Reflects on the Gulf Oil Disaster, Local Impacts and How We Move Forward

In New Orleans’ leafy Uptown district, about a dozen blocks from Tulane University, there’s a hidden dog park on the banks of the Mississippi River. Hounds from all over the neighborhood lead their humans over the levee and into a small wood to cool off with a romp in the shallows. On a hot, damp Sunday this summer, I took a small film crew there to meet the actor Ryan Reynolds, who spent much of 2010 in New Orleans shooting Green Lantern for Warner Bros.

BP's Latest Oil Spill Cleanup Idea: Hire Kevin Costner

BP's Latest Oil Spill Cleanup Idea: Hire Kevin Costner

Inspired by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989, Kevin Costner decided that the world needed a machine that would quickly and safely remove spilled oil from water. So he started building.

Bolivian "People's Climate Conference" Underway

Bolivian "People's Climate Conference" Underway

The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth began on Monday night in a small town outside Cochabamba, Bolivia. The conference organizers consider their event an alternative to the big, fancy, UN-organized meetings - like the one last December in Copenhagen - which have thus far failed to create meaningful cultural or legislative change.

"No Evidence Of Any Deliberate Scientific Malpractice"

"No Evidence Of Any Deliberate Scientific Malpractice"

The British scientists accused of conspiring to manipulate data to prove the importance of human activity in causing climate change have been cleared of wrongdoing for a second time.

Investigators, led by geologist and energy industry veteran Ronald Oxburgh and hired by East Anglia University - the university that housed the scientists' Climate Research Unit - published their report on Wednesday.

Quote Of The Day: April 1, 2010

Quote Of The Day: April 1, 2010

After 940 posts as a news blog, Dot Earth is moving to the Opinion side of The New York Times, where it will re-emerge in about a week. Don’t expect momentous changes. I’m not going to suddenly be revealed as an ardent liberal or conservative.

I am an advocate, for sure — for reality.

Andy Revkin wrote that.

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