The USGBC’s “50 for 50” green schools initiative aims to create a green schools caucus in every state legislature.
Use an interactive map to compare your home states eco-friendliness, based on factors such as air quality, water quality, gasoline consumption and availability of public transportation.
The Environmental Protection Agency releases a list of the top green power purchasers in the United States.
Many states are working quickly to develop their wind power resources knowing it will pay off big in the future.
Find out what different states are doing to promote power from renewable sources, including solar and wind energy.
We want to hear your county or state fair stories: What did you enter this year? How did you do? If you're still waiting for yours, what are you preparing to enter?
Natural Home has been invited to decorate rooms in Blair House, the President’s guest house that hardly anyone ever gets to see, and the U.S. State Department’s Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, DC in the first-ever Magazine Holiday Design Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. State Department and the Magazine Publishers of America.
This is a summary of our attendance at the IBS show in Jan. Also a re-cap of Jan events and our transistion into the construction phase of the project. We also talk about the decision for the competiton to be moved off the Nationa Mall in DC
A description and pictures of a tornado force winds in Washington State in 2012.
Odwalla's Plant A Tree program enters its third year with a donation of twice as many trees to be planted in all 50 states as well as participating state park programs.
Washington, D.C., Nevada and New Mexico see the most LEED-certified green building per capita in 2010.
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
The Obama Administration releases its plans for new renewable energy sources. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, explains that the new solar energy zones span six states and keep both domestic energy and environmental preservation in mind. If completed, the power generated from these solar energy zones would provide electricity to roughly seven-million homes.
Brief description of our journey back onto the National Mall, our Flex Space design, and our Solar Thermal Skylight.
A cheap plastic pin reveals allies on Capitol Hill.
A story of one of our camping trips to Torreya State Park, Florida.
If you would like to be represented by more elected officials who support environmental safeguards for our air, water, and land, take a look at these resources, including the League of Conservation Voters' National Environmental Scorecard.
Those who garden know that weeding is often essential to growing good vegetables or fruits. In a forest, sunlight too is a limiting factor. By knowing which tree to cut and which to leave, forest health can be improved. Cutting for firewood can serve as an incentive to "weed" on the ultra-perennial scale.
The Washington State Conservation Commission gave away trees at the Mother Earth News Fair as part of their conservation efforts.
Learn about the advantages of urban farming from those who are leading the way. The benefits include improved food production, increased revenue sources and reduced energy use.
Simran Sethi enjoys the fruits of late summer at a local farm dinner.