Hohm - Microsoft’s New New Environmental Sustainability Venture

Green Infrastructure - Hohm - Microsoft's New New Environmental Sustainability VentureIntroducing a new environmental sustainability venture at Microsoft called Hohm (pronounced home). Microsoft Hohm is an easy to use online tool that helps consumers manage their home energy usage. Read More »

Mountain Top Removal - A Crime Against More Than Nature

100_1605“Every time you turn on a light switch, BOOM, you’re blowing up someone’s back yard.” I was introduced to Ed Wiley, the extraordinary man just quoted, by Kathy Mattea backstage at the Mountain Aid Benefit Concert. She came out to Shakori Hills on her fiftieth birthday to help Ed raise money for his granddaughter and all the children of Marsh Fork Elementary School who are victims of mountain top removal coal mining. Just three hundred feet behind this school, there is a 1,849 acre mountain top removal sight with an unstable slate dam holding 2.8 billion gallons of toxic waste from the coal cleaning process. The community’s water supply is already contaminated, and the children of Marsh Fork Elementary have been going home sick on a regular basis for months. Read More »