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From Durham to Sacramento, cities get help with ‘climate showcase’ projects

March 3rd, 2010

By Harriet Blake
Green Right Now

In Durham, N.C., homes will get an energy retrofit. In Salt Lake City, they’ll develop a plan to reduce auto pollution. In Sacramento, they’ll be improving the landscape around a river to reduce pollution runoff. And in Denver, they’ll be looking at a little bit of all that — energy efficiency for homes and businesses, bike sharing and renewable energy.

It’s all being made possible by $10 million from the EPA’s Climate Showcase Community Grants, set up to help communities develop their plans to reduce greenhouse gases and lighten their carbon footprint.

Durham, N.C.

Retrofiting by insulating pipes in Durham, N.C.

Retrofiting by insulating pipes in Durham, N.C.

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Baltimore garden in just one day with Orange Thumb

August 26th, 2009

By Ashley Phillips
Green Right Now

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb, the Home Depot Foundation, and the City of Baltimore are teaming to make over an area in a local Baltimore neighborhood in just one day. This Thursday, 80 members from all three groups and people from around the community will build a new garden in the Oliver neighborhood. They will break ground at 8 a.m. and complete the project just in time for the ribbon cutting that will take place at 4:30 that afternoon.

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Clorox contest looking for “Green Heroes”

January 29th, 2009

By John DeFore
Green Right Now

Clorox raised eyebrows last year when, in order to boost the environmental credentials of its Green Works line of cleaning products, it formed a partnership with the Sierra Club allowing the conservationist group’s endorsement to be used for marketing purposes.

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