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Federal stimulus money will double the pace of home weatherization in Spokane, creating jobs and reducing dependence on imported oil in the process, officials said Tuesday. Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs, which administers the federal Weatherization Action Program in the community, will get $1.73 million annually over the next three years, on top of the $465,000 received currently, said Chris Davis, the organization’s director of housing improvement.
Federal stimulus money will double the pace of home weatherization in Spokane, creating jobs and reducing dependence on imported oil in the process, officials said Tuesday.
OLYMPIA – Citing Depression-era public works spending as his inspiration, a House lawmaker on Monday proposed borrowing $3 billion to modernize schools and university buildings across the state. “We’re going to fix schools, we’re going to create jobs, and hopefully get the economy turned around a bit with this,” said state Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish.
Some day, an undergraduate with a LEGO set may save the planet by finding a cheap way to produce hydrogen from water, using sunlight. It could be Thanh Do, an international student studying chemistry and math at Gonzaga University.
Are you trying to find ways to green your home and save some money on your energy bills? Here's how you can do both.
Hanford contractors say they are making quick work of identifying candidates for at least 600 positions they expect to fill in about the next six weeks with federal money to stimulate the economy.
The free public tours of the Hanford nuclear reservation are all booked. Radio station KONA reports all 2,500 slots were filled Monday morning by online registration.
Homeowners who want a greener home should start by pursuing common sense tactics, such as auditing for energy-wasting air leaks.
Photos from around the world as lights dimmed symbolically.
More energy-efficient and airtight homes provide lower carbon emissions, significant energy savings and the psychological boost of knowing we're all doing something to help preserve the planet - so what's not to love?
If you desire some balance in not only your life but in the world at large, maybe it's time to incorporate the principles of both Feng Shui and green living into your design.
Although some consumers have less "green" to spend today, green remodeling is growing in popularity and is less taxing thanks to a growing number of environmentally-friendly options.
Two stories from Europe underscore how the move toward alternative energy is finding its way into some unexpected places.