If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
--Lyndon B. Johnson

Live Earth

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Wed, 2007-07-11 13:49

The Live Earth concerts were a series of music concerts held in major cities around the world on July 7th to raise awareness about global warming. They took place in New York, Washington D.C., London, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Sydney and included such high-profile music acts as Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Kelly Clarkston, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Dave Matthews, Fall Out Boy, and The Police.

Cool Cities Webpage Now Up!

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Mon, 2007-07-09 15:01

The promised TXIPL Cool Cities page has been completed! Click on the "Cool Cities Campaign" link on the left Contents bar to see the new page or simply click here.

The page includes information on what exactly the Cool Cities Campaign is, how you can get involved, other Cool Cities across the nation, and up-dated environmental news to keep you in the know.

Beating the Heat: This Season and In Years To Come

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Mon, 2007-07-09 11:58

Check out this press release from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for full, reliable information on how you can update your air conditioning unit. The release gives examples of the best models for your climate type and information on how to reduce the costs of a new unit by taking advantage of federal tax incentives.

For the website version click here.

Save Money this Summer by Taking Advantage of Efficiency Incentives

Al Gore Op-Ed

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Tue, 2007-07-03 12:05

Al Gore was published in the New York Times Sunday Opinion section on July 1st. Read what he has to say about global warming, post-Kyoto agreements, and the Live Earth concerts coming up this Saturday.

Op-Ed Contributor (read here or click on this link for the original format)

Moving Beyond Kyoto

By AL GORE
Published: July 1, 2007

Nashville

Pop Culture Goes Green

Submitted by Guest (not verified) on Tue, 2007-07-03 11:45

Pop Culture Goes Green!

This Saturday July 7th, 2007, Live Earth concerts will occur around the globe as various and multiple pop stars combine their powers of mass media to achieve global awareness. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

National Certification for Texas Renewables

Thanks to the Texas Legislature's work last month, the national renewable energy certification body Green-e has announced they will certify Texas renewable power effective immediately. This means that individuals, congregations and other purchasers can have confidence that by purchasing Texas-generated green power, they are meaningfully reducing global warming emissions as well as emissions of nitrous oxide (NOx) and other contaminants that pollute Texas' air and contribute to asthma and other health problems.

 

Green-e certification is a "Good Housekeeping seal of approval" for renewable energy, similar to "Fair Trade" or "Certified Organic" labels on food products.

 

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