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  • by Eileen V. Quigley on October 15, 2012
    The Town of Jackson, WY is well on its path to becoming a national leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy. With over four million annual visitors to the area, Jackson has the potential to educate millions of Americans about the value of investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy and pioneering a clean energy future. Read more
  • by Anonymous (not verified) on October 11, 2012
    If you want to find out how fast a human can run 100 meters, do you build computer model, do a literature search, or convene a panel of experts on human physiology to make a prediction? No, you run a race. Or a series of them. The Soil Carbon Challenge is an international as well as local competition to see how fast land managers can turn atmospheric carbon into water-holding, fertility-enhancing organic matter. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on October 4, 2012
    The success stories of the Recovery Act's clean energy investment are visible across the country in numerous American cities. Recovery Act funding enabled a wide range of innovative projects in municipal and community-wide energy efficiency, clean energy, sustainable transportation, and other measures to cut energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
  • by Ross Macfarlane on September 19, 2012
    The following, an excerpt of an open letter to BNSF CEO Matthew Rose, was published in Sustainable Business Oregon. We wanted to thank you for recently visiting the Northwest. We’re sorry that we didn’t have a chance to chat about the subject that brought you to our region: coal export. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on September 16, 2012
    How Green Canopy Homes turns a profit, cuts the same carbon on average as one car permanently off the road, and employs approx. 50 people on each home retrofit. Eco-Capitalists Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on September 12, 2012
    On a marine wildlife cruise in Alaska recently I got to touch a sea otter pelt–it was so luxuriously soft my knees almost buckled with pleasure. A new study found that these critters are not only super-cuddly, they also play an outsized role in sucking up carbon from the atmosphere and storing it safely away in the sea. Read more
  • by Peter and Pam Hayes on September 4, 2012
    In our three family-owned forests in the northern Oregon Coast Range, our work is guided by a simple belief: “If we take care of the land—the land will take care of us.”  With climate change, we believe that “caring for the land” includes our playing a responsible role in maintaining the climate on which life—and the success of our tiny family business—depends. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on September 4, 2012
    How does a city go about becoming carbon neutral? Communities in the Puget Sound are tackling the challenge of significant carbon reduction and looking at whether carbon neutrality is possible. Read more
  • by Rhys Roth on August 31, 2012
    Congratulations to the Willamette Partnership, a NBI Innovation Partner, which teamed up with the Freshwater Trust to receive a $1.5 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the US Department of Agriculture. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on August 27, 2012
    One of the most important climate change solutions is emerging literally on the ground.  The power of plant growth in rich soils to pull carbon from the atmosphere is drawing increased attention as this story, Climate Change SOS: Soil is the Solution, or the most important environmental story I'll ever write, demonstrates.  Read more