A Green Winter: 5 Reasons to Look Forward to Colder Weather

330262598_2e4be3d105Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Is Nat King Cole crooning in the corners of your memory? Whether you live in a place where snow blankets every surface, or the sun shines brightly, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to cooler weather. Here are a few that are also easy on the environment.

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Weaving Green Thinking Into Business Technology in Late 2013

Photos by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerGlobal society has reached a level of energy use that we’ve never seen before. While there are ongoing improvements in technology that are meant to mitigate resource use and push sustainability to the forefront, there are also technology structures that contribute to the downward spiral of our climate and materials. One of the technology models that isn’t as efficient as it should be is the modern IT department.

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Berkeley Startup Works to Make Biomass Carbon-Negative and Affordable

800px-Berkeley-downtown-Bay-bridge-SF-in-back-from-LabConventional methods of using biomass as an energy source have been met with strong opposition and concerns over the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and pollution associated with burning natural materials for fuel. However, one California startup has created a method to convert biomass into carbon-negative energy.

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5 Eco-Friendly New Uses for Old Gadgets

eco-made-eco-amp-e1337877454497Living a green and sustainable lifestyle doesn’t mean throwing out all those old energy-hogging devices in favor of streamlined energy-efficient ones. As any good green crusader will tell you, the best thing you can do for the environment is get the most out of your gadgets before recycling them responsibly. Here are five surprising new uses for old tech that come with the benefits of a clearer conscience, a healthier planet and a more handy home or office.

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NREL Software Could Cut Commercial Building Energy Audit Costs 75%

Screen-shot-2013-10-28-at-4.14.19-PMThese days, there’s an app for pretty much everything. From gaming to home energy management, tasks are done on handheld devices through the cloud. So why are energy audits still stuck on clipboards and pencils? Good news – by next year, commercial…

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Home Automation and Energy Consumption: Sometimes you can save money by spending money

img0653xSmart homes and energy-efficient homes are two concepts that go hand in hand. And whether it’s a new appliance-control gadget or smartphone access to regulate your thermostat, keeping energy costs down is on the minds of many homeowners.

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Job Opportunities For People Who Care About The Environment

best-green-jobsAll living creatures rely heavily on the environment for the air they breathe, the water they drink and the food they eat. Unfortunately, decades of technological evolution and population growth, with little regard to environmental impact, have put at risk even these basic needs. Luckily, many who care about the future of the environment have stepped forward and taken on the tasks of protecting and reversing the damage done to the environment. You can help too through green job opportunities that work directly or indirectly towards helping the environment.

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