The world is gearing up for the highly anticipated Copenhagen Climate Summit from December 7th-18th, which will be the most important meeting on climate change in history. The best and brightest minds will be together to battle out the fight against climate change and the changes desperately needed to be made. With carbon emissions about to peak, we have no time to waste if we want to keep global temperature rise below 2°C and preserve a world's climate roughly similar to that of today.
Video from the forum is now available to watch below
Today the Obama Administration is holding its first-ever Youth Clean Energy Forum with youth leaders from around the country. The event will be hosted at the White House on Wednesday from 4 - 7pm EST, and will also be webcast to young people across the country at here.
Make your friends the star of a music video and declare energy independence! Check out Crush Global Warming - the world's first personalized music video.
Crush Global Warming supports the Declaration of Independence from Fossil Fuels, written by 15-year-old ACE youth leader Alec Loorz to tell leaders that youth want action on climate change now. Climate change will affect young people the most, and it's essential that we do something about it. ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education will deliver signatures to key leaders working on the climate crisis and make sure youth voices are heard.
Try it now, share it with your friends and declare your energy independence!
Al Gore's new book "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" is now on sale! Following up on his wildly successful 2006 book "An Inconvenient Truth," "Our Choice" goes into more detail about the solutions we can pursue to prevent the irreversible damage to our planet, as opposed to just making us aware of the problem.
Repower America has just launched their new major call to action with The Wall. A place where thousands of people have committed to a revolutionary new energy future for our nation, and coming together to express their hopes, share their resolve, and step up to a leadership role in building a grassroots movement for change.
In a letter from Al Gore, Repower America is asking all people to "stand up and be a part of the generation that makes future generations proud -- join the movement and share your voice on The Repower America Wall today."
The Toyota Prius has been highlighted through just about every media format possible, and the number of them on the road keep growing.
Leave it up to the folks of the comedy team Casual Mafia to put it all into perspective with their hilarious video - "In My Prius." It glorifies this culturally iconic eco-friendly vehicle to a whole new, catchy level.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $3.4 billion in grants to help build a "smart" electric grid.
"At this moment, there's something big happening in America, when it comes to creating a clean-energy economy," President Obama said. “But getting there will take a few more days like this one, and more projects like this one."
Dow has just unveiled a new solar panel - a solar shingle. The Solar Shingle was designed by Dow Solar Solutions to be integrated into residential rooftops with the standard asphalt shingle materials. The shingle systems are expected to be available in limited quantities by mid-2010 and more widely available in 2011.
These innovative rooftop shingles will convert sunlight into electricity for residents much easier, and cheaper than previous solar panels. The shingles have a thin film on them, which cuts out the cost of installation dramatically because it can be installed by a roofer who is already building or fixing a roof. So not only are these cheaper than typical solar panels, you'll also save time and installation costs. And they're nearly invisible!
We love green roofs! The idea, but more importantly the execution, of this environmentally beautifying technique is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Green roofs absorbs solar radiation and CO2, decreases storm-water runoff, gives shelter to animals that love the high altitude and gives people in planes a pretty view. Now why wouldn’t you want to plant a green roof if you can?
Click here to check out 8 beautiful rooftop gardens from around the world that are doing their part.
Iowa! Wind power actually provided 5% of the state's electricity in 2006.
And 3 years later, the Hawkeye State continues to up the ante, Iowa produces between 15% and 17% of its own electricity from wind power.
The state has provided really good incentives to make this happen. Iowa's biggest utility company, MidAmerica Energy, pays farmers $3,500 a year to rent locations for wind turbines.
Click here for more info.