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Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is the oldest, most established grassroots environmental protection organization in the United States and is constantly working to protect communities, wild places and the planet. Sierra Club was founded by legendary environmentalist John Muir who can be found on the back of the California quarter.

The Sierra Club is committed to:

A safe and healthy community in which to live

Smart energy solutions to combat global warming

An enduring legacy for America’s wild places

Find out more by visiting the Sierra Club web page.

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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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Why are so many people getting LEED Certified?

LEED is an internationally recognized green building rating system used to designate the level of environmental efficiency of a building. It was developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to provide owners a framework for implementing eco-friendly construction and maintenance practices but has gained wide spread popularity for slashing operational costs along with the environmental footprint of a building.

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LEED has created several rating systems to cover all types of buildings and offers specialized certification for each area depending on profession. Currently, the most popular professions seeking LEED certification are architects, real estate brokers, facility managers, engineers, interior designers, construction managers and landscape designers. However, as the value of the certification continues to increase, more companies are looking for LEED certification among their employees to consult the company with energy efficient practices.

Click here to find out more about LEED and how you can become LEED Certified.