From the Get It! Guide: Alternative energy has long been considered a fringe service provider. But with efficient and affordable advances in technology, juicy state and federal tax incentives and the ability to keep both jobs and cash local, proponents say its time to consider alternative energy a serious plan for the future.
Organizers of the annual Southern Energy & Environment Expo announced yesterday that the exhibition is ended, after a 10-year run for the three-day event. They also announced the closing of Our Southern Community Center, opened earlier this year to provide year-round public access to sustainability tools and information. The center will close June 11, when it holds a ‘gone out of business’ sale offering solar products and office furniture.
At the time of the inaugural Southern Energy and Environment Expo, green technology was still a fledgling industry. Sustainable living was widely considered the stuff of hippies living on communes; hybrid cars were still viewed as concept-vehicles. Times have changed in the past decade, however. The S.E.E. Expo, billed as the South's largest and longest-running […]
As we contemplate how Western North Carolina fits into the big picture of climate change and what we can do about it, acclaimed environmental author Bill McKibben recently suggested we connect the dots between some basic facts: • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has one of its main offices and research […]
Friday, Aug. 20 Going Green Begins at Home, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Carl Donovan of Conservation Pros explains 10 things you can do in your home to reduce your energy consumption. Participatory Democracy, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Members of the North Carolina Green Party discuss representative government, state election law, the obligation of political parties and the Green Party’s […]
Is a sustainable-energy future in reach? Can we fashion a high-tech civilization that doesn’t rely on technologies that foul our planetary nest? Can your personal energy choices make a difference?