Reducing time and cost of renewable energy

We have all heard about the importance of reducing our carbon footprints and choosing to go green. However, the two main arguments people have for choosing not to go green are “I do not have time” or “I cannot afford it.” Time and money are inconveniences that have influenced individual...

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YALI Network member Esther Kromah — a leader in green farming

Esther Kromah is a YALI Network member from Liberia who has used her education and knowledge to help farmers in her community. After completing her studies in agriculture at the Booker Washington Institute, Esther noticed the high amount of spending by local farming groups to purchase inorganic fertilizer. Esther wanted...

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The promise — and importance — of energy storage

Most people know that batteries store electricity — in our cameras, cars and portable laptops. Now batteries are used to store energy on a larger scale — for buildings powered by rooftop solar or wind installations, and on the electrical grid. But high-tech batteries are just one type of energy...

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Climate change: Everyone has a role

You asked, we answered. As part of our #YALIGoesGreen initiative, we invited YALI Network Green Champions to ask questions of Melanie Nakagawa, deputy assistant secretary of state for energy transformation in the Bureau of Energy Resources and the instructor for the first lesson of Understanding Climate Change. How do we get youth...

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Countering pollution in the air

You asked, we answered. As part of our #YALIGoesGreen initiative, we invited YALI Network Green Champions to ask questions of Melanie Nakagawa, deputy assistant secretary of state for energy transformation in the Bureau of Energy Resources and the instructor for the first lesson of Understanding Climate Change. What can we do to...

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Climate solutions in developing countries

You asked, we answered. As part of our #YALIGoesGreen initiative, we invited YALI Network Green Champions to ask questions of Melanie Nakagawa, deputy assistant secretary of state for energy transformation in the Bureau of Energy Resources and the instructor for the first lesson of Understanding Climate Change. What are some...

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YALI Goes Green and Accepts the Earth Day Call to Action

Jeffrey Richardson is an AmeriCorps alumnus and advocate for service and volunteerism. As executive director of the Commission for National and Community Service in Washington, Jeffrey led national, state and local community engagement initiatives promoting service and volunteerism as a sustainable solution for meeting unmet community needs. Jeffrey is a...

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