Chris Keenan

is a green and general blog writer. He also maintains a personal cooking blog.

Energy-Efficient Prototype Home Can Power Itself

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a branch of the United States Commerce Department, has a new project. They recently showed off their new facility, built to resemble a house, which is expected to create enough energy to power itself over the course of a year. NIST intends to show that an average home can do the same. A year of work has been put into the “house” already, and those familiar with the project indicate that the next…

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SoloPower Shakes Things Up

SoloPower, manufacturer of solar panels, recently received nearly 200 million from DOE. Past solar recipients of DOE loans have not fared so well post loan, some declaring bankruptcy.

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LEED Credit for Bird-Friendly Buildings

Every year almost 1 billion birds die in America from collisions into buildings, a cause of death second only to loss of habitat. However, the U.S. Green Building Council program is now offering new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits to building designs that help our feathered friends.

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Think Twice: Electronics and Holiday Gift Giving

As we do our holiday shopping, we must remember that we inhabit a planet that can’t afford the environmental price of our careless consumerism. So when buying all the shiny, new electronics and gadgets, think if you or receiver of the gift truly needs the latest electronics.

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Green Pilgrim Cities: Leaving a Positive Footprint on the World

At the end of October 2011 the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), launched the world’s first Green Pilgrimage Network, a unique look at eco-friendly spiritual travel. According to ARC, “the network will help the faiths to make their sacred sites as environmentally sustainable as possible according to their own theologies.”

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