Energy Star for Local Governments: Government agencies looking to provide public services while grappling wth tightening budgets need to conserve energy and its costs.
Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency: Did you know that tax credits are available for energy efficient windows and doors, insulation, roofs, heating and cooling systems, solar and non-solar water heaters, biomass stoves, geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, small wind energy systems, fuel cells, and cars?
Green living tips: Earth friendly advice for going green, reducing costs, consumption & impact on the environment
HR Green: Regional coalition of clean community, recycling, and environmental education coordinators organized through a partnership with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) to promote litter prevention, recycling, community beautification and environmental awareness.
HR Green Mini-Grant Program: HR Green, the umbrella committee for HR CLEAN, HR FOG, HR STORM, and HR WET, offers environmental education mini-grants of up to $500 to Hampton Roads community organizations and schools for a variety of environmental topics.
Human Footprint: Where Does All the Stuff Go? National Geographic article by Dan Kulpinski
Local Harvest: The most widely used directory to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.
Idealbite: a sassier shade of green. Idealbite serves up free, bite-size ideas for light-green living each weekday.
The Story of Stuff: A 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns, exposing the connections between environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
US Department of Energy: The Administration Plan for Energy, energy saving tips.
Using Energy Efficiency to Create A More Sustainable Bottom Line, by Danielle Miller Wagner (Article), ICMA Public Management Magazine
Williamsburg Farmers Market: In Merchant's Square. Reduce your carbon footprint by eating locally.
Williamsburg Realfood - Williamsburg’s only food co-op: Reduce your carbon footprint by eating locally. Pickup is weekly. Most food grown to organic or near-organic standards.
1Thing Hampton Roads: A website devoted to simple ways to go green. “What’s your 1Thing?”
Build It Solar: A website with hundreds of ‘Do It Yourself’ projects to incorporate renewable energy into your home or building and conserve energy. Note the “Half” Program – a family’s program to cut their energy use, energy costs, and CO2 emissions in half.
Care2: The largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare
The Dangers of Plastic Bags (Slideshow), Pocono Record
Virginia Green: Are you ready to travel green around Virginia? This statewide program provides information and certification for businesses committed to reducing the environmental impacts of Virginia’s tourism industry.
Wormwatcher Home Composting: a simple and easy way to turn food scraps into nutrient-rich soil. These vermicomposting kits are great for classrooms as well as use at home.
NuRide: get rewards for reducing your carbon footprint! Log in and track your transportation habits to find out how much energy and greenhouse gases you save by not driving alone – and earn rewards for free by doing so.
Hampton Roads Transit: find out more about mass transit options in Hampton Roads.
Williamsburg Area Transit: figure out the best ways to use the bus and trolley system in Williamsburg and James City County.
Carbon Fund: an easy way to offset the greenhouse gas emissions created by driving, traveling, heating your home, and more.