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Green Invention “Ecupse” Uses the Sun to Keep You Cool

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If you are like most people, one of the most unpleasant things you could face during the summer is a hot car cabin. Unfortunately, there aren’t many effective ways to keep your car cool during the summer when it’s sitting in your workplace parking lot or on your home’s driveway. One recent green invention, however, is making it possible to become more comfortable and more environmentally friendly at the same time: It’s called Ecupse—pronounced “eclipse."

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Cook County Cooks up Plan to Go Green

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Cook County—the home of U.S. Green Technology—has been cooking up a plan to make this popular county greener than ever before. The county’s leaders are investing in sustainability in a major way by implementing a creative approach to managing energy and financing. One of the best things about the county’s “green" approach? It doesn’t involve taking a bite out of local taxpayers’ “greens."

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Green Crowdfunding—Your Ticket to Launching a Green Business without the Help of Big Banks

Got a green business idea but don’t have the “greens" needed to bring it to fruition? Don’t worry: Just use other people’s greens. This is the premise of green crowdfunding, a niche that has soared in popularity since springing forth around 2005. Through green crowdfunding online, you can actually transform your dream green venture into a reality more quickly than you may have ever thought possible.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Driving Habits (and Wallet) a Little Greener

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In tough economic times, one of the most common challenges is trying to save money while living paycheck to paycheck and paying a lot for your car. From car insurance to repairs that are needed throughout the year, owning a vehicle can add up to thousands of dollars annually and make it difficult to afford other expenses. For those who ...

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Two Chicago-area Hospitals Leading in the Green Movement

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Two Hospitals in the Chicago Area Are Taking Extra Steps to go Green

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Be a Green Cell User with Verizon’s Help

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Going green has a way of not only helping the planet and other people but also helping your own wallet. With mobile phone companies such as Verizon, this couldn’t be truer. Verizon Wireless offers a unique Trade-in Program that allows you to unload your old cell phone in an environmentally friendly way and actually get a cash reward in return.

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How Green Is Your City?

While there aren’t any standardized criteria in the U.S. that define what makes a place eco-friendly and sustainable, there are several components that make a city green. Those include factors such as air and water quality, good recycling and waste management programs, energy-efficient building practices, and availability and use of renewable energy sources. Greenest Cities Some of the greenest cities ...

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