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RENEWABLE ENERGY IS CLEANER

r e s o u r c e s:
  1. state incentives for renewable energy, maryland, all states
a c t i o n s:
  1. solar design + installation, GreenSpring, Aurora Energy
  2. purchase greentags, WindCurrent “C-green” a carbon neutral electricity choice
  3. geothermal heating + cooling, GroundLoop, Slater Wells, Loves Heating + Cooling, hydrogen power
CLEAN CARS + EMISSION STANDARDS

r e s o u r c e s:
  1. clean car resources, Clean Car Campaign, Green Car Congress, Greener Cars
  2. 10% travel discount on auto insurance
a c t i o n s:
  1. drive a hybrid car, Hybrid Center, Hybrid Cars
  2. drive a biodiesel, Baltimore Biodiesel Coop
  3. drive an electric car
  4. maintain emission standards
SHARED + PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

r e s o u r c e s:
  1. alternate transportation alliances, One Less Car
  2. where you can find car sharing in north america
a c t i o n s:
  1. carpool, Carpool Connect
  2. support local initiatives for public transportation, MTA
  3. use a Zipcar
CLEAN LAWN EQUIPMENT

r e s o u r c e s:
  1. manual mowers, Reel Mowers, Sun Lawn
  2. electric mowers, Black + Decker, Neuton, Yard Machines
a c t i o n s:
  1. don’t mow, plant native
HEALTHY INDOOR MATERIALS, FINISHES + CLEANERS

r e s o u r c e s:
  1. healthy indoor air checklist
  2. materials + finishes, The Green Guide, Green Home Guide, Building Green, Green Building Advisor
  3. baltimore city health department, healthy homes division guides to lead poisoning, pest control, asthma related problems, etc.
  4. the guide to less toxic products
a c t i o n s:
  1. make your own cleaners, Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan
  2. shop at your local health food store, or Target, for Seventh Generation, Method, Ecover
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