Green Living

Hendersonville.com’s staff is dedicated to doing its part to protect Western North Carolina and our planet from pollution and global warming. Through recycling of office paper, refilling printer cartridges, using energy efficient light bulbs, and carpooling, Hendersonville.com is doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint. Read more here.

Email us with ideas of how your or your office is helping to save our planet, and we will post your emails in future stories. Thanks for doing your part; together we can make a difference.

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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

Efficient Windows Collaborative is excited to announce the launch of a new database of efficiency initiatives including tax incentives, building code changes and legislative initiatives.

Energy Information Portal is a gateway to hundreds of Web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.

ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Consumer Affairs collaborated with solar expert Zachary Shahan to create a comprehensive guide on solar energy companies, features, and reviews.

Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Everblue
Everblue are a veteran founded, accredited educational institution (edu), that has an extensive curriculum, including: LEED accreditation, multiple BPI Certifications, Renewable Energy Training, Weatherization Training, RESNET HERS Rater, NABCEP Solar Certification, Corporate Sustainability, and Carbon Accounting.

Smart Growth America is working to support citizen-driven planning that coordinates development, transportation, revitalization of older areas and preservation of open space and the environment.

Solar Energy International (SEI) works cooperatively with grassroots and development organizations to meet sustainable development goals with renewable energies.

US Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

The following links were provided by Team Captain Planet and Team Nemo, two groups of high school seniors who are very passionate about helping the environment and educating others on how they can make a difference:

http://www.builtgreen.org/
http://www.partsgeek.com/mmparts/auto_resources_air_pollution.html
http://www.environment.ucla.edu/reportcard/article.asp?parentid=1700
http://www.bedroomfurniturespot.com/woodcraft-for-kids
http://www.franklincountync.us/services/health/services/environmental-health
http://www.clean-air-kids.org.uk/airquality.html