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The “Build It Solar” website is a wealth of DIY solar info. Great site!
The “Build It Solar” website’s list of fairs, events, workshops.
Alternative Energy and Grant/Rebate Links
City of Cortez "Grants to Citizens" page
The City of Cortez offers grants to citizens on various scales when opportunity arises and when funding is available. These programs have generally been in the form of rebates to citizens for energy saving improvements to their homes. In 2008 the City offered the Insulate Colorado program in partnership with the Governor’s Energy Office and will continue to offer these opportunities as they become available... more.
U.S. Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Database of Colorado Incentives for Homeowner Renewables and Efficiency
U.S. Federal Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Green Made Simple
provides one-source information about rebates, tax credits and other incentives which is searchable by zipcode. They even include commercial rebates and incentives from local stores.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
US DOE Energy Effeciency and Renewable Energy Home Effeciency Guide
American Wind Energy Association
Alternative Energy News
Alternative Technology Association
American Solar Energy Society
Florida Solar Energy Center
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
International Solar Energy Society
The National Wind Technology Center
Home Power Magazine
Department of Energy
Green Power Network
The Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Letter
Resources for the Future: Energy
World Energy Council
Fuel Cell Development Information Center
Fusion Energy Sciences Homepage
Renewable Fuels Association
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
The Solar Living Institute Website
PVWatts PV Production Calculator
A Social Network for the Wind Energy Community
Carbon Footprint Calculators
Low Carbon Diet Personal CO2 Calculator
This is the official carbon calculator of the M-CAN LCC clubs .
This CO2 calculator has been custom designed to accompany
Low Carbon Diet
In order to fill it out accurately you will need to have the following information:
1. Your last few payment statements from your electricity, natural gas and/or heating oil providers.
2. The average weekly or annual miles driven in each of your household’s cars.
3. The mpg of all your household's cars. If you need help calculating this, see page 17 of the Low Carbon Diet workbook.
4. The amount of airplane miles traveled per year. Click here to calculate distances between airports.
Please Note: Calculator totals household usage, not individual usage. If you would like to know your personal calculation, simply divide the final total by number of persons in your household.
Is My Lunch Causing Global Warming?
Did you know, the food system is responsible for 1/3 of global greenhouse emissions?
With every meal you eat, you have the power to reduce climate change.
The Bon Appétit Management Company Low Carbon Diet Calculator is designed to allow you to compare the relative carbon impacts of your food choices.
Global Footprint Network
The Global Footprint Network serves as the steward of the National Footprint Accounts, the calculation system that measures the ecological resource use and resource capacity of nations over time. Based on approximately 4,000 data points per country per year, the Accounts calculate the Footprints of 152 countries from 1961 to the present. These accounts provide the core data that is needed for all Footprint analyses worldwide.
General Resource Links
SASCO, Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado
is an organization committed to incorporating the concept of sustainability into all the workings of the local communities of Southwest Colorado.
Permaculture Activist Website
CSU Extension "Colorado Living" Newsletter
Empire Electric Co-op Website
has plenty of locally applicable energy saving suggestions and resources. Check out their Green Power Program. The cost for 2008 is down to 1/4c per kW-hour and you can choose various percents of your actual monthly usage to go green.
The Build It Solar website
has plans, tools and information to do renewable energy and conservation projects.
Hundreds of projects -- from changing a light bulb to building a solar home.
Design information and tools for building renewable energy projects. An Experimental section for backyard inventors.
Nothing For Sale here -- just free ideas, plans, and information.
is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Colorado's environment. Environment Colorado draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
News Source Links
can't be beat for local news of all kinds.
More local news.
Nature Reports — Climate Change
is an excellent enviornmental and climate change news site.
"An online resource from Nature Publishing Group, Nature Reports: Climate Change covers the news behind the science and the science behind the news of global climate change, arguably the most far-reaching challenge of this century. The site is dedicated to authoritative in-depth reporting on climate change and its wider implications for policy, society and the economy."
AllGreen News Site and Magazine
Fort Lewis College Environmental Center
The Environmental Center (EC) is a student based organization funded by the Associated Students of Fort Lewis College and governed by a student majority board of directors.
The EC is a resource for social and ecological awareness, dialogue, and activism in the college, community, and surrounding region.
Environmental News Service
The Live Earth Website
is full of info and resources.