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  • Travel Green

    Planning a vacation this summer? You're not alone. Tourism as an industry is booming, and is growing every year. By 2020, according to the World To... Read More

  • Green City in China

    A city that uses minimal energy, is environmentally friendly, is nearly carbon neutral, and has plans to be self-sustaining, sounds too good too good ... Read More

  • Plan a Green Wedding

    June is wedding month. Historically, more weddings happen this month than at any other time, which means there will be a great many couples tying the... Read More

  • Yoga and Environmentalism: Why Yoga Turns You Green

    In nearly every single yoga class, my instructor stands on one foot and stretches her lean arms up towards the ceiling. “Vrksasana,” she says, a... Read More

  • "Spread the Green Message" Contest is Here!

    We're pleased to announce our new "Spread the Green Message" contest. We're doing things a bit differently this time. We're going to be giving away ... Read More

Solar Life

  • Barbecue Green

    Hey, barbecue fans! Spring is here. If you don’t have the grill out yet, you’re late. Keeping the oven off in the sweltering heat will help keep... Read More

  • Greener Backpacking

    Backpacking can be a unique and wonderful experience, whether it is done in a natural or urban setting. Unfortunately it can sometimes be difficult to... Read More

  • Personal, Portable Solar Panels

    Solar panels that fit in your pocket are ideal for today’s world, when most people carry at least two different electronic devices on them at all ti... Read More

  • Cooking By The Power Of The Sun

    Unless you live under a rock on Mars, with your fingers in your ears and your eyes shut, you know that oil is at a record high. Reaching $140 a barrel... Read More

  • Want Solar? Go to Sam’s Club

    Buying Solar power just got easier for Southern California Residences, who will now be able to make purchases from their local Sam’s Club. The ... Read More


Solar Homes

Solar Home Projects

  • Starting With Solar

    Most of us cannot feasibly afford to install a full solar power system into our homes. Energy Refuge suggests starting small. One solar panel and a se... Read More

  • Install a Solar Panel

    The best way to reduce your fossil fuel-derived energy consumption is to switch the energy source. Homeowners across the world are making the switch ... Read More

  • Do-it-yourself Solar Heating

    Energy is a limited resource; at least in the forms we are now using to produce it. Gas, petroleum, oil, and coal are very expensive, quickly running ... Read More

  • Solar Decathlon: A New Kind of House

    Good ideas for energy efficiency come up all the time in this day and age. And a newer event is sparking the imagination of students to go beyond what... Read More

  • Turning Window Panes into Solar Gains

    Let’s call them 'organic solar collectors', for want of a better word. But it is exactly what this new development in glass technology does. We get ... Read More


Companies & Governments Going Solar

Big Solar Projects

  • Solar Sea

    A new environmentally friendly energy source may be found in the world's oceans. Marine bacteria DNA contains 'proteorhodopsin', a light capturing pi... Read More

  • Rebuilding Green In New Orleans

    For many residents of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who saw their homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, the future of their neighborhood is still unce... Read More

  • B.C. to be Energy Self-Sufficient

    By the year 2025, the Province of British Columbia could create enough energy to be completely energy self-sufficient while also reducing greenhouse g... Read More

  • Outdoor Solar Lighting

    Since the beginning of time, the Sun has been provided us with the light needed to nourish the life-force of our planet. As mankind advanced, along wi... Read More

  • Carbon-Free City In the Desert

    Masdar. A carbon- and waste-free city, in the middle of the desert of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Now, it hasn’t been built yet, but the plans sound... Read More