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Which 10 states rank highest for green buildings?

Each year, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranks the top 10 states that achieve the highest level of certified green buildings.

In 2018, the top state was Illinois for its 172 new projects that were certified for USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and […]

Train to be a Climate Reality Project leader

Do you want to learn more about climate change and become a leader in educating others? Apply now for the next Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps training scheduled for March 14 – 16 in Atlanta, GA.

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps is a global network of advocates trained to talk about the impacts of climate change […]

How do you find green, non-toxic carpeting?

Carpeting is an oft-overlooked culprit when it comes to compromised indoor air quality, but the chemicals used to produce it are typically far from natural.

According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most carpeting is made from synthetic fibers derived from non-renewable petroleum-based sources and emits harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air.

Additionally, carpet backing […]

Improve indoor air quality in your home

When winter’s bitter chill forces us indoors more than usual, the risk of exposure to air pollutants can be significantly higher than when we are outside.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 72 percent of chemical exposures in the average individual comes from inside the home. So, when you are spending more time indoors, it […]

January 15th, 2019|Air Quality, Conservation, Sustainability|1 Comment

Explore 100 ways to reverse global warming

Learn what international researchers have identified as the 100 most important strategies to reverse climate change at free Drawdown: Solutions to Reverse Global Warming workshops.

The Environmental Action Committee of Village Church and Earthkeepers of Heartland Presbytery are co-sponsoring an event from 9 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, February 9 at Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS. The Heartland Renewable Energy Society […]