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See how your city ranks on clean energy efforts

The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard ranks the top 100 U.S. cities for clean energy efforts to tackle climate change.

New York, NY tops the list followed by Boston, MA and Seattle, WA, which are tied for second place. Kansas City, MO ranks 25th and St. Louis, MO was listed as the second-most-improved city at 28th.

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Take a virtual tour of hundreds of solar homes

As the annual National Solar Tour goes virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it offers a rare opportunity to “tour” solar projects across the country.

Beginning Monday, September 28 through Sunday, October 24, hundreds of homes and businesses powered by solar will showcase their energy savings at virtual open houses and tours in 47 states. The week includes a wide variety […]

Plug in to National Drive Electric Week

During Drive Electric Week, you can check out virtual national webinars to learn more about what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle (EV) from the people who own them.

This year’s events from September 26 – October 4 will look much different as COVID-19 precautions are put into place. To find an event in the […]

Entrepreneur offers greener option to pet cremation

When the final day comes for a beloved pet, there is now a gentler option to cremation that is also easier on the environment, using less energy for a smaller, aftercare carbon footprint.

In August, Jarrod Hammond opened Heartland Pet Aquamation in Kansas City to offer pet aquamation, an alternative to cremation. Instead of using fire, […]

Try 7 easy ways to green your dorm room

College students may be spending more time than usual in their dorm rooms as a COVID-19 precaution, so make it more eco-friendly with these ideas to conserve power, water and food.

Shower shoes? Check. Extra-long sheets? Yep. Energy efficiency checklist? No worries—we’ve got you covered there. If you’re one of the nation’s 12.1 million full-time undergraduate […]