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Lowering Costs for Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades

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Tax credits and rebates can help homeowners make energy-efficient upgrades.

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How Home Repairs Enable Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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Funding for a Virginia program that helps low-income residents repair their homes and receive energy-efficiency upgrades is at risk.

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What Can the New Clean Energy Programs Do For You?

Our guide breaks down what the new clean energy programs can do for your home, business and community.

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Trash Trouts are Collecting Litter and Data on Waterway Pollution

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These floating devices use a catch-and-release system to trap trash in small tributaries before it reaches main rivers and help gather information on microplastics in waterways.

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Yurts and the Significance of a Circle

Yurts offer an affordable, cozy housing option with a light environmental footprint.

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Repair Movement Reinvigorates Fix-It Culture

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Instead of throwing away broken electronics, furniture, appliances and more, community groups across Appalachia oppose disposal by fixing these items and teaching their neighbors how to do the same.

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Getting Started Gardening

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Make 2020 a year of new growth by starting a garden.

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Beware of Spreading These Common Invasive Species

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Don’t be fooled by their looks — many popular plants sold in nurseries are actually invasive species that can kill off local flora.

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An Appalachian Solar Tour

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Numerous Appalachian homes and businesses took part in the 2019 National Solar Tour in October, sharing their experiences and opening their doors to the public to view their solar installations.

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Pushing Back Against Plastics

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Check out 10 ways to reduce your plastic footprint, and learn why the fight against plastic is connected to the petrochemical industry’s plans to expand in Appalachia.

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