SBN Green Resources - Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Blue Green Alliance
The BlueGreen Alliance advocates the growth in the number and quality of jobs in the clean economy by expanding a broad range of industries, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, the substitution of safer, cleaner chemicals, modern transportation systems and advanced vehicle technology, domestic manufacturing, high-speed Internet and a smart, efficient electrical grid, green schools and other public buildings, improving our nations water infrastructure, recycling, and sustainable agriculture.

Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Promotes greater energy efficiency in a six-state region that includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Learn what SWEEP is doing to help consumers, businesses, utilities, and local and state governments increase energy efficiency.

Texas Energy Efficiency
Provides a general overview of energy efficiency in Texas, as well as specific details regarding energy efficiency programs offered by the state's investor-owned utilities.

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
A non-profit trade association of companies and individuals engaged in, or considering engagement in, development, marketing, sales, installation, servicing, manufacture of solar, wind, biomass, geothermal or hydrokinetic energy technologies. Also included are organizations and agencies involved in related research,

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL was established in 1974 and in September 1991, was designated a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This organizations website is a good source of free published research.

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
The MEEA is a collaborative network whose purpose is to advance energy efficiency in the Midwest to support sustainable economic development and environmental preservation. The site explains the history and workings of various energy efficiency programs related to lighting, refrigerators, clothes washers, and other topics. The Alliance also provides tips on saving energy for consumers and energy professionals.

Zero Waste Alliance (ZWA)
ZWA is an Internet-based environmental research organization specializing in the field of zero waste, where all waste becomes food for nature or another marketplace rather than the traditional fate of being incinerated or land-filled. The Alliance also provides information on associated legislative, legal, technical, environmental, health, and consumer issues.


Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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Transfer Students (Re)discover Home at UD

Once friends at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, Stephanie Lobo, BA ’18, and Rebecca Luna, BA ’19, can both remember the moments they set their horizons on transferring to the University of Dallas. Though their paths diverged briefly following high school, their friendship is now reunited on our university’s Irving campus.

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