Posts Tagged ‘Ecopreneur’

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation in environmental science, research and education. The primary mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment and is carried out through:

Developing and Enforcing Regulations

Grants

Studying Environmental Issues

Sponsoring Partnerships

Environmental Education

Publishing Information

For more information, visit the EPA website.

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Department Of Energy

The Department Of Energy has one of the most diverse histories of all government agencies even though it has only existed for just a quarter century. Its roots arguably began with the Manhattan Project and the DOE proudly supports maintains many historically significant properties and contributes to museums across the country.

Currently, the Department of Energy has 5 main goals:

1. ENERGY SECURITY: Promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean and affordable energy.

2. NUCLEAR SECURITY: Ensuring America’s nuclear security.

3. SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION: Strengthing U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life thorugh innovations in science and technology.

4. ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: Protecting the environment by providing a responsible solution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production.

5. MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE: Enabling the mission through sound management.

For more information, visit the Department of Energy

Net Impact


Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world through business. Net Impact is composed of local chapters that are emerging across the globe on college campuses and environmentally conscious cities. Net Impact understands that in order to protect the environment, we must change our business practices. Net Impact is a great way to network with savvy, business minded “Enviropreneurs” throughout the world.

Find out how you can get involved by visiting NET IMPACT to find a chapter near you.

World Wildlife Fund

The World Wildlife Fund does more than just save Panda’s, they have partnered with some the worlds most iconic companies and have a hand in influencing important global markets to preserve the environment.

Find out how you can get involved by visiting their website at WorldWildLife.org

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a federal laboratory dedicated to research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Historically, NREL has developed a reputation for its research and development of energy technology, but they also focus on working with small businesses to bring technologies from the lab to the marketplace.

NREL concentrates their efforts in the following emerging idustries:

Advanced Vehicles and Fuels

Biomass

Concentrating Solar Power

Electric Infrastructure Systems

Energy Analysis

Geothermal

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Photovoltaic

Wind

If you have a small business or if your business is disadvanteged, women-owned, or veteran owned, NREL offers:

Cooperative Research and Development Agreements

Technologies Available for Licensing

Technology Partnerships

Research Facilities

For more detailed information on how NREL could help your small business, visit the NREL website.

QuoteGarden – Favorite Green Quotes

“Today’s might oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground”
– Anonymous

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world” – John Muir

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious taht if it were made of gold and silver” – Martin Luther

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them” – Bill Vaughn

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
– Native American Proverb

“For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death”
-Tom McMillan

“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun” -Ralph Nader

“Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature” – Dennis Gabor

“Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations” – David Gerrold

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition”
– Carl Sagan

“Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow” – Edwin Way Teale

“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world”
– Pam Shaw

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance” – Buddha

“Thank GOD, they cannot cut down the clouds!”
– Henry David Thoreau

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Solar Energy Industries Association

The Solar Energy Industries Association is the premier national trade association for the solar energy industry and acts a voice for bringing solar to the mainstream. SEIA accomplishes this by removing trade barriers, expanding markets and educating the public about solar energy.

Currently SEIA agenda includes:

Developing Global Warming Legislation

Establishing a Federal Renewable Energy Standard

Ensuring Strong Transmission

Improving Access with Interconnection and Net Metering

The Solar Investment Tax Credit

Whether you are a solar energy manufacturer, distributor, contractor, installer, project developer, consultant or in any other industry impacted by the U.S. solar energy market, SEIA membership will provide you with critical information, advocacy, education and networking opportunities that will grow your business and ensure the long-term success of the solar industry.

Find out how you can get involved at SEIA.org