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Winterizing Energizes a Community

Katharine Dixon | Posted 10.09.2012 | DC
Katharine Dixon

This winter, if more people can devote an hour to help a vulnerable neighbor, they can change a life, save energy and help revitalize our community.

Strengthening America With The Clean Energy Corps

Mary Ellen Ardouny | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
Mary Ellen Ardouny

In this time of great need -- when young people are unable to find jobs and communities across the country are unable to meet the basic needs of their residents -- our National Service programs should be expanded and enhanced.

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Unquestionably, all 30,000 of these young men and women who serve have fascinating stories to tell. We ask our members to nominate individuals for the Corpsmember of the Year award.

Stay Warmer and Richer With These 6 Winterizing Tips

InvestingAnswers | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
InvestingAnswers

A high yearly utility bill can certainly take a toll on your wallet. But with a little ingenuity and some inexpensive accessories, nearly anyone can learn how to save money on heating bills.

Tips On Weatherproofing Your Home This Winter

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although fiddling around with water heater blankets and foam outlet gaskets isn't the sexiest way to spend a weekend, they'll help you stay warm and s...

Illinois Energy Program Overpriced, 'Substandard': Audit

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Energy-efficiency work on homes in the Chicago area funded by federal stimulus program money was sub-par, overpriced and poo...

Weatherizing Can Help Change D.C.'s Future

Will Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Byrne

With this week's cold snap sending chills across the District, I wanted to share the story of D.C. homeowner Gretchen Toles who's enjoying a warmer and cozier home this winter because she weatherized.

Honor Our Nation's Veterans

Will Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Byrne

In honor of Veterans Day, I write to share the words of Carlos A. Velazquez Lopez, a former United States Marine Corps member, and a new leader of the...

Nashville Floods Reveal Opportunity To Halt Climate Change

AOL News | Amanda Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 6) -- Four days after rainstorms pummeled my hometown, problems mount. Major portions of the city are still submerged beneath fl...

Earth Day Endorsement from The Big Easy: Build it Back Green

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Global Green's "Build it Back Green" Workshop series kicks off this Tuesday in New Orleans. In the first panel, speakers will discuss how to improve indoor air quality and save on utility bills with green materials.

Your Home is Your Environment

Will Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Byrne

Your home is your environment and addressing any unnecessary air leakage in a home is the most cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption and imp...

Home Star advances in the House

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The Home Star program, which could jumpstart a national revolution in residential energy efficiency, is one tiny step closer to becoming law.

Yes, President Obama, Insulation IS Sexy

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

When your home is comfy and cozy, your wife may be inspired to break out that nightie you bought her for Valentine's Day or to get it on without the blankets.

Job Creation Begins at Home

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

While job creation is the number one national priority at the moment, climate change threatens not only the health of the planet, but our economic viability as well. The solution to both is a clean energy economy.

Green News Report -- February 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Great white sharks more scarce than endangered tigers; Vermont says no to nukes; End of the line...

A Solution-Based SOTU Reaction

Kristen Psaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristen Psaki

While inefficient homes contribute over 20 percent of the nation's carbon pollution, less than 5 percent of these 130 million homes have undergone an energy efficient retrofit, or weatherization.

A New Kind of Service

Will Byrne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Byrne

In preparing for yesterday's Energy Canvass in honor of the MLK Day of Service, I restored in my mind Dr. King's vision of the attainable "Beloved Com...

Clinton's Cash for Caulkers? Not enough Economic Insulation

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Weatherization should be the Democrats' dream program. In one fell swoop you create jobs, reduce living expenses, improve national energy security, enhance business profitability and confront global warming.

Staying Warm: Easy Steps To Weatherize Your Home, Instead Of Turning Up The Heat

Planet Green | Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whether you live in an old home that has stood the test of time, or a newer, more energy-efficient one, bring in extra warmth without breaking the ban...

Weatherization: Saving Money by Saving Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Chu

Long before I learned about the risks of climate change, I was fanatical about energy efficiency because I'm cheap. We want to help millions of families seize the same opportunity to cut their utility bills.

Home Weatherization: One of America's Few Industries Primed for Expansion

Kristen Psaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristen Psaki

How do we get folks back to work? The answer is green. Home weatherization represents one of America's few industries primed for expansion and job creation.

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Rallying for Green Jobs: The "Made in America" Tour Kicks Off

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The "Made in America" nationwide job tour kicks off in Cleveland on Thursday with the first of 50 events in 22 states.

New York Greening The Empire State Building For $20 Million

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In a news conference today, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will appear with Bill Clinton to give details of the $20 million retrofit, which will reported...

Child Knows More About Home Weatherization Than You Do

Sierra Club Green Home | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If this kid can remember all of the reasons to weatherize a house -- and how to do it -- so can you. Check out this video from the Sierra Club....