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Planting the Seeds for a Greener 2024

January 24, 2024
As we usher in the new year, there is a palpable sense of optimism in the realm of green energy, sustainability, and technology. Obstacles continue to emerge in many spheres of these sectors. Yet, despite the challenges faced by those who work in renewable energy and clean technology, there are encouraging signs of progress.
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Atomic and Nuclear Phenomena 

December 16, 2023
The history of nuclear energy is one that intertwines scientific discovery, technological ingenuity, geopolitical dynamics, and the controversial quest for a powerful energy source. Nuclear materials are part of the earth's crust and have been for millions of years, yet the ability to safely harness nuclear energy for modern power generation is more recent than one might think. Beginning with early 20th-century breakthroughs in atom structure and continuing to present-day debates surrounding its implementation, nuclear energy has been a subject of the world's fascination for over a century.
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Leaders in Energy: Women Paving the Way to a Better World 

November 30, 2023
From climate change to depleting natural resources, the world faces unprecedented environmental challenges. In response to the crises that have surfaced from these events, careers in green energy, conservation, technology, and sustainability have emerged as essential forces in the fight for a better future. While this sector is undoubtedly transformative, it has an outstanding flaw that impedes its ability to thrive at its full capacity. 
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Everything You Need to Become a Green Ribbon School

November 17, 2023
A green school isn't just a place of learning; it's an opportunity to build the foundations of sustainability and environmental stewardship in a generation of learners willing to make a real difference. These educational institutions go above and beyond traditional academic goals, placing a significant emphasis on reducing the environmental impact of their activities by promoting environmentally conscious habits, health, and wellness. In aiming to inspire the next wave of eco-conscious citizens, a green school nurtures a harmonious relationship between the natural world and the education of its students. From energy-efficient classrooms to an eco-friendly curriculum, green schools strive to foster a deeper connection to nature and sustainable practices.
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Energy-Saving Tips for Preparing for Winter

November 3, 2023
As the crisp breeze of autumn settles in and the days grow shorter, nothing sounds better than a hot beverage, a warm blanket, and some freshly baked cookies. Yet even with cozy moments by the fire and crisp snow-covered landscapes, it can be challenging to enjoy the season with skyrocketing energy bills around the corner. Fortunately, there are numerous strategies and energy-saving tips you can employ to stay warm and comfortable without breaking the bank. From weatherproofing your home to adjusting your daily habits, these strategies will not only keep you snug but also contribute to a more sustainable and energy-efficient lifestyle.
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Hot Savings: Beating the Heat Without Breaking the Bank

October 4, 2023
With summer coming to an end, it can be nice to think that cooler weather is just around the corner, but if you happen to live in Texas, you know the heat will likely be on full blast for a while longer. In a state where daily temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and hesitate to drop below 80 at night, things can get exceptionally sweaty and discomforting very quickly. Once you combine these circumstances with increasing energy costs, keeping your home comfortable without sacrificing your hard-earned savings can seem like an impossible feat. This is especially true when the endless summer heat seems increasingly more hesitant to take a break. Thankfully, we have just the right tips and tricks for you to beat the heat without breaking the bank. Keep reading to learn more!
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