Green Projects

Do-it-yourself projects to reduce your carbon-footprint and help the environment.

The Best Internship on Earth!

Green lifestyles - The Sierra Club has launched The Best Internship on Earth! This is the second year of their wildly popular program where students will be vying for one coveted spot to spend the summer traveling around the country and exploring the great outdoors, all expenses paidThe Sierra Club has launched The Best Internship on Earth! This is the second year of their wildly popular program where students will be vying for one coveted spot to spend the summer traveling around the country and exploring the great outdoors, all expenses paid. The lucky intern will go hiking, rafting, and camping with the Sierra Club’s Youth Programs, and create video blogs about their adventures. In return for completing these job responsibilities, the intern receives a stipend and a $2,000 gift certificate from The North Face to get all the gear they need for their adventures. Read More »

Solar Shingles Help Green Your House

Powerhouse ShingleIt’s no secret that homeowners throughout the nation are considering ways to go green or at least to cut down on their power bills. As a result, the solar technology industry in the last five years has grown exponentially as homeowners invest in conventional solar panels for their roof. Yet many of these households are encountering problems, as their panels become the objective of thieves. Further, many Homeowner Associations don’t allow traditional panels on roofs because they jut up and can be seen by neighbors. This is preventing people from trying solar power, but some companies offer solar shingles as a solution. They are built to integrate with regular asphalt shingles, and are not mounted on racks like traditional panels. And, since they are installed directly into the roof, they are much harder to steal. Here’s a comprehensive look at the more common shingles available. Read More »

National Peace Corps Association Names Grand-Prize

Green Lifestyles - The National Peace Corps Association(NPCA), the nation's leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today that Johnstone Baguma of Uganda is the grand-prize winner of the Africa Rural Connect(ARC) 2010 ideas competition.Winner of Africa Rural Connect 2010 Ideas Competition
Winner to receive $12,000 to implement small-scale rural maize project in Uganda

Washington, D.C. - The National Peace Corps Association(NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today that Johnstone Baguma of Uganda is the grand-prize winner of the Africa Rural Connect(ARC) 2010 ideas competition. Winners of the year’s four rounds and other noteworthy ideas submitted to the ARC online contest, including runners-up, competed for the grand prize. The panel of judges selected Baguma to receive $12,000 to implement a small-scale rural maize project in Uganda. ARC, launched last year by NPCA, is an online community that fosters collaborative thinking to generate ideas to help solve rural Africa’s greatest challenges Read More »

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