Electric vehicles have only a tiny market share, but the auto industry is betting billions that they will soon be as cheap as conventional cars. However, some major infrastructure changes need to occur first. Go to our Office of Sustainability home page to see where the public electric vehicle charging stations are in Winston-Salem.
General Green Tips
Tips and tricks on how to communicate the science behind climate change to any audience
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Go Green newsletter
The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World
Tips to help individuals make a difference from the United Nations
Great tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
Information about energy use and conservation.
Mother Earth News
Do-it-yourself, renewable energy, green homes, organic gardening, natural health,green transportation, nature & community, modern homesteading, sustainable farming, real food.
North Carolina State Energy Program
Lots of information for Commercial and residential energy-saving programs and ideas.
Working out at the Gym
Tips from the Sierra Club.
Green Guide for Everyday Living
by the National Geographic Society
How-tos, blogs, science news, eclectic mix of articles
What Can You Do?
There are many practical things consumers can do to use energy more efficiently, and thereby reduce greenhouse gas and other air emissions. Tips from Duke Energy.
Lower My Bill Toolkit
Tips from Duke Energy
Stay Warm, Save Money. Tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
Reduce your home energy bills - home information from U.S. Dept. Energy (.pdf in left column)
Guide to Home Energy Savings from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Advantages of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs - information from Duke Energy
Support Renewable Energy: Read about NC GreenPower from Duke Power
Free Hot Water by using solar energy! from Mother Earth News
Recycle your electronics - computers
Goodwill Industries and Dell Computer partner to accept and process old computers. Take them to Goodwill for recycling!
Rechargable Batteries - a good idea?
Mother Earth News article on using rechargable batteries (the answer is... yes!)
Personal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calulator
Household Carbon Footprint Calculator
Use these online calculators to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Information about solar panels.
Tesla Solar Roof Tiles
Details about the Tesla solar roof tiles
Sustainably Grown Food!
Use the Local Harvest website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.
National Organic Program and other information about food on the USDA Agricultural marketing Service web site.
Share A Ride, save fuel, pollute less! Carpool, Vanpool, more!
from the U.S. Department of Energy: appliances, landscaping, winter, lighting, heating and cooling.
Students and Kids
Answers to your Climate Change Questions
The New York Times answers some common questions about climate change
Tips about Smart Energy Use
from the U.S. Department of Energy
Kids information on many topics, including the environment
From the U.S. government. Games and puzzles and information to read.