Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

Green Cleaning, Plumbing Training offered by Raleigh

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Raleigh is going green. And it’s not just the Oak tress and parks around the city. Earlier this year, the city announced green certification programs. Programs are beginning this month. Find out more below including information about a Green Building Training and Green Plumbing programs with links to more details.

The Green Building Training program will empower small businesses with the tools and skills to market themselves in the emerging green economy.  The Green Building Training program will also ensure that Raleigh has a skilled workforce trained in cutting edge technologies, enabling the city and its residents to build greener and healthier. (more…)

City of Oaks Gets Greener

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

A few weeks ago, we told you about the New American House project, a great opportunity to have green, sustainable community right here in the Lineberry area. The City of Raleigh recently announced it now offers a green building certification program to construction professionals. See the details below for more information.


The City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability has developed a Green Building Training Certification and Community Education Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly referred to as the stimulus package. (more…)

SWCAC May 2010: Budget, Community Gardens, and more

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

At last night’s South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC), we had a great collaborative session on several different topics including building a CAC website, budget requests, and community gardens. Vice-Chair Anthony McLeod and Second Vice Chair Mary Belle Pate help to foster the group conversation and generate ideas. (more…)

New American House project is an investment in green, sustainable community

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The New American House project is a great investment opportunity and could be a marquee sustainable community for South West Raleigh. It would be a new model for green home-building in the Triangle, the State of North Carolina, and perhaps the nation. But the project is in jeopardy of not coming to fruition if it doesn’t attract enough investors.

The plan for this community is solid. The opportunity to have 12 sustainable, green homes in this area designed by 12 different designers, all from North Carolina, is unlikely to come our way again. Since I first heard about this project in 2008, I thought it was an awesome concept and a great idea. We can help by spreading the word and gathering additional support in the form of investors for the project.

New American House Project on Trailwood Drive


Raleigh’s Environmental Award Program

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

A message about the upcoming 2010 environmental awards offered by the city of Raleigh:

“In an effort to recognize outstanding work in sustainable development and environmental stewardship, the City of Raleigh has created the Raleigh Environmental Awards.

The program will award individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment. There are two types of awards.”

Find out more about the City of Raleigh Environmental Awards Program at and read the brochure [PDF].