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Bringing sustainability to the mainstream to promote conservation and greener choices that protect natural resources.
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Everblue Makes Social Media Count | Everblue

Everblue Makes Social Media Count | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Everblue enters a Social Madness competition to win a charitable donation for the Wounded Warrior Project and gets social for a cause.
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A fun way to engage on social media in support of a good cause!

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Creative Reuse: A Dynamic Solution

Creative Reuse: A Dynamic Solution | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
As educational budgets shrink and landfills overflow, creative reuse organizations are providing solutions, serving the community, and protecting the environment.
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Save Water by Conserving Energy | Everblue

Save Water by Conserving Energy | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
A look at the water-energy connection is a good reminder of the power and importance of conservation and efficiency, as water surpasses oil as our most precious commodity.
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Think about this the next you turn anything on!

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Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs | Everblue

Evaluating Energy Efficient Light Bulbs | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
With an increased focus on energy and cost savings associated with lighting, choosing an energy efficient light bulb requires consideration of features that go beyond wattage to include lumens, durability, energy used, and color of light.
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I like these simple tips to evaluate product packaging on energy efficient bulbs to save money and properly match the lighting to the space. I wish I had known all of this before I spent a bunch of money on lights that ended up being way too blue!

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5 Ways to Reduce Waste | Everblue

5 Ways to Reduce Waste | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Reduce waste. It’s a simple, attainable goal with big potential. The planet, your health, and your pocketbook will benefit from a few small changes that make it easy to do more while using less.
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I love the simple changes in behavior that can have big impacts!

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A Sustainable Resolution for 2013 | Everblue

A Sustainable Resolution for 2013 | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Eliminating extensive travel and planning a local vacation is a fun and easy way to fulfill those New Year's resolutions to live more sustainably. Staycations can benefit personal health, the environment, and the economy.
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Sustainability A Lot Like Social Media | Everblue

Sustainability A Lot Like Social Media | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Social Media and Sustainability are parallel cultural shifts with a lot in common. Are you leading, following, or getting out of the way?
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Cooler Rooftops, Greener Cities | Everblue

Cooler Rooftops, Greener Cities | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
As cities focus sustainability efforts on rooftops in the battle against the heat island effect, there is a growing trend of cool roofs, green roofs, and rooftop gardens that is helping cities to conserve energy and protect the environment.
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Local Ownership Optimizes Wind Benefits | Everblue

Local Ownership Optimizes Wind Benefits | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Interest in community wind projects is growing as more communities are realizing the significant benefits that come from local ownership of wind power.
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Online Platform Brings More Solar to More People

Online Platform Brings More Solar to More People | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding and innovative online marketplaces have the potential to enable millions of Americans to participate in the clean energy revolution, stimulate the economy, earn a profit, and feel good about all of it.
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I'm interested to see where this idea goes in terms of promoting renewable energy!

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The Power of Slogans in Sustainability - what's your sustainability slogan?

The Power of Slogans in Sustainability  - what's your sustainability slogan? | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Creative slogans can become catalysts for change within the movement toward sustainability, and everyone from high school students to corporations are taking notice.
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What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions?

What’s the Problem with Carbon Emissions? | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
As the battle against climate change gets a renewed focus on the political agenda, the reduction of carbon emissions is proving a difficult challenge on both the environmental and the political front.
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We all need to do our part to reduce carbon emissions!

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Solar Turns Wasteland To Greener Land

Solar Turns Wasteland To Greener Land | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Abandoned industrial sites and landfills burdening governments and communities are getting a second chance and bringing new opportunity to solar development.
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I love the idea of integrating the remediation of contaminated land with the development of solar resources.

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IREC To Upgrade Renewable Education Standards

IREC To Upgrade Renewable Education Standards | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) forms a task force of industry professionals to focus on upgrades to standards and enhanced quality assurance for clean energy education programs.
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Proud of my colleague, Glenn Mauney, who will contribute to an IREC working group to upgrade accreditation standards for clean energy education.

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5 Steps Beyond LEED Certification | Everblue

5 Steps Beyond LEED Certification | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
LEED certification is an ideal first step toward sustainable building design and operations but it is not a guarantee of performance. There are several things building owners and occupants can do to extend sustainability beyond LEED certification.
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What Everyone Should Know About e-Waste | Everblue

There are some important questions that need to be considered before recycling e-waste to prevent good green intentions from turning into pollution.
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Will Progress Distract From Conservation? | Everblue

Will Progress Distract From Conservation? | Everblue | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Advances in technology have allowed the U.S. to pursue new sources of energy and move closer to the goal of energy independence. But, will this progress distract from important goals to conserve resources and protect the environment?
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100 Ways To Conserve Water

100 Ways To Conserve Water | Mainstream Sustainability | Scoop.it
Over 100 water saving tips that educate you on simple ways to save water.
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Water is often overlooked in the quest for energy efficiency but the two are closely related!

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