Home Energy Rating System analyses provided by a regional energy auditing company that help determine cost-effective energy efficiency improvements for homeowners.

Tennessee environmental officials will make a decision today that some say has implications not only for Chattanooga, but for anyone living south along the Tennessee River.

"The mere fact that we exist is how we're green," said Keith Heming, director of operations. Heming said by taking in the items that are sorted and then sold or recycled, the Samaritan Center keeps 200 to 400 tons of clothing, accessories, toys and electronics out of the landfill each year.

Eco-friendly soap and beauty products that are made with natural ingredients and packaged in recycled materials.

Rick Strickland, owner of Preferred Cleaners, said the eco-friendly Rynex solvent he uses is non-carcinogenic, biodegradable and has a low toxicity, unlike traditional solvents long used in the industry. In addition to the solvents being easy on the Earth, a special machine is able to reclaim 99 percent of the solvent used.

Environmentally friendly architecture and interior design firm that helps clients choose energy saving options for building.

Now that your tomato plants have started to fade, it’s time to start thinking about getting your garden ready for fall.

Chattanooga African Violet Society will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. at McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5440 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn. Club member Goldie Thomas will continue her talk on “Companion Plants of the African Violets.” Contact: or 238-4057.

* What: Shaw Green Edge platform — an eco-friendly initiative the business has undertaken that encompasses its companywide sustainability efforts, which include 150 to 200 projects, products and processes.

Fishing for the future

Aquarium team hopes to save the Conasauga logperch

Move over, sturgeon.

Owner Larry Hopper said it’s not just about going into an industry that is environmentally friendly, but by making an environmentally friendly product to go along with the industry. All stair towers are made from 100 percent recyclable aluminum or steel.

Chattanooga and Tennessee may be on the front edge of the plug-in electric car movement, but are we ready?

Business groups make pitches on energy legislation

Energy package faces calendar deadline

The leaders of Chattanooga’s growing clean energy industry urged U.S. senators this week to give them a boost by adopting legislation that sets a price on heat-trapping carbon emissions and offers help for alternative energy sources.

Last year was the second warmest on record for the planet, and this year is now on par to be the planet’s hottest, according to climatologists.

DAYTON, Tenn. — Rhea County, Dayton and Spring City will be among several Southeast Tennessee areas that each will receive $100,000 in federal grants.

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