University of the District of Columbia cuts economics major

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had proposed dropping varsity sports as part of a broader package of cuts. Ugh: The university’s interim president, James E. Lyons Sr., But the trustees voted, 7 to 5, to delay action on disbanding intercollegiate sports teams and to seek other ways to find savings, The Washington Post reported. The board largely supported Mr. Lyons’s proposals for reshaping the curriculum. The 17 undergraduate majors they voted to eliminate included economics, history, physics, and sociology.

Why the District of Columbia is a leader in energy efficiency

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Why the District of Columbia is a leader in energy efficiency Catherine Nabukalu Wed, 08/19/2020 – 01:30 One of my favorite sessions from VERGE 2019 was a presentation by Amory Lovins on the expanding energy efficiency cornucopia. Among several things, he discussed the vital benefit of energy efficiency in working toward environmental sustainability through emissions reductions without harming or slowing economic growth.

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America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

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No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.” California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans?

Hotels charge you (for free)

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On your next vacation, give one a test drive—and instead of paying high gas prices, charge up for free. And an ever-growing number of hotels, resorts, and even B&Bs Hotels charge you (for free) is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Curious about electric cars? Major car rental companies, which have been offering hybrid vehicles for years, are now getting into the electric car (EV) market.

D.C.-area hotel wins LEED Gold

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Arlington District of Columbia North America United States Virginia Green Travel News LEED Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Reuters Washington DCRenaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The property, which opened in March 2011, is managed by Marriott International and was designed to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

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3 U.S. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’

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This recognition comes from the American Hotel & Lodging Association , as part of its annual Stars of the Industry Awards , which have been given out annually since 1966. a Kimpton Hotel —won for its work implementing Kimpton’s corporate philosophy of EarthCare throughout their operations. More than 70 percent of guestroom lighting and 90 percent of back-of-house lighting is energy efficient and 80 percent of waste is recycled.

NCEE is hiring, too

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Title: Research Economist Section: Full-Time Nonacademic Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES JEL Classifications: C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General D -- Microeconomics Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics Q5 -- Environmental Economics Keywords: Environmental Economics Microeconomics and Econometric Modeling Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics Behavioral Economics.

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Video: Community Renewable Energy Act - a path forward for solar energy in DC

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A measure that would allow District residents to have better access to solar energy regardless of where they live or how much money they make was approved by a committee of the District of Columbia city council on Wednesday, July 3. DC City Council votes to move ahead on solar panel initiative from Kristen E on Vimeo.   DC City Council Votes to Move Ahead on Solar Power Initiative.

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And just think of all the opportunities for controlled behavioral experiments

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Over the three decades, the twin birth rate (number of twins per 1,000 births) rose 76%. "It's Twin birth rates rose by at least 50% in 43 states and the District of Columbia, and by more than 100% in five: Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. About one-third of the twin birth rate can be explained by an increase in older women having children, according to the brief.

I know, right?*

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The plan, “Promoting Clean Energy in the American Power Sector,” borrows from a range of policy proposals, including President Obama’s latest clean energy policy , the cap and trade plan that foundered in Congress last year, and state-level clean electricity mandates. The proposal sets goals based on emissions intensity — the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of electricity generated — an idea pursued both by the Chinese government and by former President George W.

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No income tax in America before 1913

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Despite of this fact of no part of the people's incomes going to the state and federal government there still were roads, schools, colleges, vast railroads, streets, subways, the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, who, surprisingly, without such funding, went on to win eight wars. It is not needed to fund any of those projects. However, according to the US laws, in theory, the majority of Americans are not obliged to pay the IRS anything.

California passes landmark rule for zero-emission trucks

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Seven more states and the District of Columbia are expected to have similar legislation underway. Despite this, many companies have been working on electric car technology in anticipation of a zero-emissions future.

The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

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Written By: Leone Kaye of our Affiliate Triple Pundit. Of course, the regulatory environment has a lot to do with how solar is spread. So to that end, the writers at Solar Power Rocks, a clearinghouse of solar information from rebates to technology, recently ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The top three, and five of the top 10 are in the northeast.

The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

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Written By: Leone Kaye of our Affiliate Triple Pundit. Of course, the regulatory environment has a lot to do with how solar is spread. So to that end, the writers at Solar Power Rocks, a clearinghouse of solar information from rebates to technology, recently ranked the U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The top three, and five of the top 10 are in the northeast.

Washington, DC green: Restaurant Nora

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Washington, D.C. She is Nora Pouillon , chef/owner of America’s very first certified organic restaurant.

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Wishing you a greener holiday!

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Go for the green photo: #9

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? strewn on the byways of Ubud , in Bali, it’s eat pray love —all day, every day.

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Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? At the 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival guests will indulge in unlimited samples of seasonally-based dishes, taste from over 150 Central Coast wines, kick up their heels to live music, and visit with farmers who nurture a healthy environment.

Go for the green photo: #7

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Go for the green photo: #7 13 July 10 · 0 comments | A Thousand Words | T he unbridled joy of sunset on a glorious Nayarit , Mexico beach says it all.

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Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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It took 40 years for the number of solar panel installations in the United States to surpass the one million mark, which it did in 2016. Between 2009 and 2020, the cost of home rooftop solar panel installation projects declined by 67 percent, falling from $8.50

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Honolulu's Halekulani intros 'GMO-free cuisine'

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? luxury hotel offering “GMO-free cuisine&# —organic gourmet menu items free of genetically modified organisms (GMO). In order to ensure that food items contain a minimal amount of chemicals and pollutants, Halekulani sources produce from local organic farms.

San Francisco to install 5000 electric car chargers

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact San Francisco to install 5,000 electric car chargers 15 August 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | T he electric car has found a welcoming home in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Solar Panels for Your Home: The Ultimate Guide

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It took 40 years for the number of solar panel installations in the United States to surpass the one million mark, which it did in 2016. Between 2009 and 2020, the cost of home rooftop solar panel installation projects declined by 67 percent, falling from $8.50

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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

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Native Deen: Muslim Hip Hop Group Releases Epic Earth Day Video

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And one of them, Aisha Ali, says she can’t go to sleep without listening to their songs. Taken from the album “The Remedy,” this gentle environmental tribute diverges widely from many hip hop songs by referencing the importance of recycling and making smarter consumer choices. A greener way of life. They adhere to traditional way of dress and incorporate Islamic teachings into their music while still maintaining something of a young appeal.

Sunday photo: yikes stripes!

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Go for the green photo: #8

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Five Green Surprises From Habitat for Humanity

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Check out the list of awesome green initiatives that Habitat for Humanity has been undertaking! Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon and is the first Passive House in the District of Columbia. These are just two examples of Habitat efforts that are green and growing in number. Partnerships to train the green builders of tomorrow. A “House of the Immediate Future ” that is sustainable, efficient — and affordable.

Episode 249: 30 Under 30 honorees share revelations, big oil pivots

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Can Shell pilot a new era of sustainable aviation? Year-end reflections from the GreenBiz 30 Under 30 (34:35) As we did at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, we feature the voices of our vibrant community in this episode and on Jan. Participants considered this question: What’s the most significant way that the events of 2020 changed your job or perspective as a sustainability professional? To become part of the panel, click here.

Tourism website for sustainable marine management

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Banyon Tree reef regeneration in the Maldives Sustainable Tourism Online is a global research hub containing hundreds of academic papers from leading universities, case studies and a wide range of practical fact sheets.

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Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Coming soon: sensual green in the Maldives 15 November 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | S ix Senses Laamu , a new luxury green resort in the Maldives , opens in April 2011.

"Charging Motorists to Drive"

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Specifically, they suggest charging drivers fees per miles traveled, instead of imposing a gasoline tax (as is often done at state and federal levels). While there are a number of complications and research opportunities that make bureaucrats and economists giddy, I don't think there should be a mileage fee at all. My review of that grant proposal would include a ding for the small, unrepresentative sample. The federal gas tax of 18.4

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Ubud, Bali: visit the Eat Pray Love cafe

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? The Indonesian island of Bali is on everybody’s EPL itinerary—in particular, its cultural, artistic, and spiritual center, the upcountry town of Ubud. Already the excitement has proven a bit too much for one of Gilbert’s “heroes.&#

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Sweden's Treehotel adds 2 more eco-suites

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Now there are a total of 6 amazing, upmarket tree houses (plus a treetop sauna) at the Treehotel , Sweden’s most startling hotel since the wildly successful Icehotel (built from snow and ice every winter). It sleeps 4, in a double bed plus a pair of child’s beds.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? The companies self-report their efforts in 22 areas, including support for climate legislation and a clear, complete articulation of their climate action strategies. An average sector score of 19 out of a possible 100 suggests the sector has much work ahead.&#

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Four hoteliers are world's most ethical

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Sensual green in the Maldives

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Sensual green in the Maldives 26 March 11 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | S ix Senses Laamu , a new luxury green resort in the Maldives , is now open for business.

Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Trip Advisor: green travel really taking off 28 February 11 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | T rip Advisor says eco-friendliness will be important for travelers and the U.S.

Being green is not just for eco-lodges anymore

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Travelocity’s “eco-friendly hotel” leaf tag is being given to 300+ Hilton properties worldwide, each of which has made significant strides toward sustainability.

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Pittsburgh's newest luxury hotel LEED Gold certified

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? This Fairmont property, which opened in March, is part of Three PNC Plaza , one of the nation’s largest green, mixed-use buildings. Is Marriott the least greenhouse gassy of them all?

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Jordanian-born chef cooks with pot. Yup, THAT pot.

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Legalization of recreational marijuana in American states is on the upswing, spurring entrepreneurs to devise new ways to use the flowering psychoactive herb as an ingredient in retail food products. Many users report that edibles offer a more relaxing high than smoking pot – described as a “full body” high instead of a “head” high. On the downside, the effects of edibles can be unpredictable and vary wildly between users.

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Eurail: best sustainable travel

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? manages and markets the Eurail Pass on behalf of its member railways and shipping companies. The Group aims to educate both business and leisure travelers about the advantages of traveling by train in Europe.

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Hawaii's best farm-to-fork tour

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? Chef/owner Peter Merriman , a James Beard Award winner, is the godfather of Hawaii grown. Adorning the walls of his quietly elegant dining room are heroic black-and-white photos of farmers, ranchers, fishermen. Waimea is in a very special part of the island.

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