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Each of us can "LIVE GREEN AT HEART." Simple green choices can have a significant impact ...like walking instead of driving, recycling instead of trashing, even making smart choices in the items that we purchase. On this website , we hope to celebrate and plant ideas, inspiration and education to help you "LIVE GREEN AT HEART" every day. --Robin Wilhoit
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State environment officials tour New Norris House

4:09 PM, Jul 18, 2013

The New Norris House, which is owned by the University of Tennessee, was recently named one of the nation's top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design.

Eastman Chemical's fines yet to hinder TN incentives

9:26 AM, Jul 1, 2013

The East Tennessee chemical company that scored $30 million in economic development incentives from the state in May has a history of fines for air pollution violations.

White House talks TN pollution impact

2:47 PM, Jun 27, 2013

A day after President Barack Obama announced his plan to fight climate change through executive action, the White House said Wednesday that Tennessee power plants and major industrial facilities belched out 55 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2011.

Knoxville Convention Center receives LEED Certification

1:52 PM, Jun 27, 2013

The Knoxville Convention Center is saving more than $150,000 a year by being more energy efficient.

ORNL opens new carbon fiber technology facility

3:18 PM, Mar 26, 2013

On Tuesday, officials at Oak Ridge National Lab celebrated the opening of the lab's new carbon fiber technology facility.

People recycled 60 tons of electronic devices Saturday

6:35 PM, Jan 12, 2013

The City of Knoxville, Knox County Solid Waste and other organizations hosted a "Plug Into Your Community" e-cycling event this weekend.

RockTenn sees significant gains in recycling program

9:52 AM, Aug 15, 2012

Sorting 70 tons of plastic milk jugs, beverage bottles, tin and aluminum cans and all manner of paper is a seemingly impossible task. But RockTenn does it every day.

Knoxville nears completion of electric vehicle chargers

7:25 PM, Aug 7, 2012

Installation of the city's nine electric vehicle charging stations is expected to wrap up before the end of August.

Knox family now collecting rain water to save money & resources

4:53 PM, Jul 13, 2012

We've certainly gotten a lot of rain this week, and now, one Knoxville family has a way to harness nature for their home's water supply.

Solar panels at Knox Convention Center another step towards energy efficiency

1:20 PM, Jul 11, 2012

On Wednesday, Mayor Madeline Rogero announced the city's participation in a national energy efficiency program.  It aims to reduce the city's energy consumption by 20% by 2020 in 99 city buildings.

Electric car charging stations now open at Victor Ashe Park

3:28 PM, Jul 9, 2012

The City of Knoxville is continuing its work to install two dozen charging stations for electric cars.

Maryville College installs solar-powered picnic tables

3:57 PM, Apr 27, 2012

The tables have outlets, as well as USB ports, all powered by the sun.

Largest solar farm in TN officially opens Thursday

10:58 AM, Apr 11, 2012

The state's large solar farm in Stanton, Tenn., will officially open with a 3 p.m. ceremony on Thursday.

TN solar solutions conference starts Tuesday

3:29 PM, Apr 9, 2012

The second Tennessee Valley Solar Solutions Conference starts Tuesday, bringing local and national speakers to discuss energy policy, smart grid technology, innovation and job growth.