Top 5 Weirdest Renewable Energy Sources

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It’s no secret that fossil fuels are absolutely terrible for our planet. Humans have single-handedly caused a rapid 40% increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels since the Industrial Revolution, generating greenhouse gas emissions that simultaneously cause Earth’s surface temperature to rise and Mother Earth to feel all sorts of bad vibes.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

5 Myths (and Facts) About Solar Energy

The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Not Your Average Solar Panel: How Innovators are Developing Creative Ways to Harness Energy

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

Vermont City First Off the Grid - Every Day is Earth Day

I have to admit my progressive city bias, not against any particular place, but for some places, assuming the usual suspects will always be the ones pushing the needle forward…when it comes to energy progress, I expect to see San Francisco or Austin or Boulder or Santa Cruz or one of those spots in the headlines.

Burlington, Vermont wasn’t on my radar—not because of any suspicion they would be behind the times in any way, I just didn’t realize how much AHEAD of the times they were.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Multiple Power Lines Coming Into Large Power Grid Pole
10/25/2017
Wait...What? It’s no secret that fossil fuels are absolutely terrible for our planet. Humans have single-handedly caused a rapid 40% increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels since the... read more
Two men installing solar panels on a rooftop.
07/13/2017
The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In the first... read more
windmill turbine in green field with clear blue sky
04/01/2016
by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance Fossil fuels are major contributors to climate change and are also non-renewable, meaning that once we use them up, they will be gone for... read more
Highway sign welcomes visitors to Vermont
04/21/2015
I have to admit my progressive city bias, not against any particular place, but for some places, assuming the usual suspects will always be the ones pushing the needle forward…when it comes to energy... read more
Multiple Power Lines Coming Into Large Power Grid Pole
10/25/2017
Wait...What? It’s no secret that fossil fuels are absolutely terrible for our planet. Humans have single-handedly caused a rapid 40% increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels since the... read more
Two men installing solar panels on a rooftop.
07/13/2017
The U.S solar industry continues to break records, posting 70 percent growth year-over-year in the residential sector, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. In the first... read more
windmill turbine in green field with clear blue sky
04/01/2016
by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance Fossil fuels are major contributors to climate change and are also non-renewable, meaning that once we use them up, they will be gone for... read more
Highway sign welcomes visitors to Vermont
04/21/2015
I have to admit my progressive city bias, not against any particular place, but for some places, assuming the usual suspects will always be the ones pushing the needle forward…when it comes to energy... read more