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Printable Free Exercise Plan: Beginner Walking Program | Squawkfox.com

Walk the walk and get some exercise for free with the Start Moving: 12 Week Beginner Walking Program. Walking is a simple, fun, and frugal form of exercise with many healthy benefits, including: a healthier heart, stronger bones and joints, weight loss, increased energy levels, and a better night’s sleep.

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We Are Approaching Peak Car Use | Fast Company

Many major cities have seen a decline in driving over the past few years. The reasons for this are varied, but if it’s a continuing trend, it’s going to mean drastic changes for the way we shape our cities.

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DOE Announces $30 Million in New Small Business Funding to Help Commercialize Clean Energy Technologies

Department of Energy Office of Public Affairs

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced yesterday that $30 million in funding from the Recovery Act and FY 2010 budget appropriations will be made available to qualified small businesses to support the commercialization of promising new technologies. Today’s funding announcement builds on the Department’s existing efforts under the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR) to develop near-term clean energy technologies and support American small businesses that will play an important role in building the clean energy economy of the future. This is the first time DOE has offered Phase III awards under these small business programs.

“Small businesses are the engine of job creation and innovation, and we need their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit to drive a clean energy economy,” said Secretary Chu. “By helping America’s small businesses bring these innovative technologies to market, we will spur economic growth and help reduce the country’s energy use.”

Small companies previously awarded Phase II grants through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) or the Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR) are eligible. Projects that include developed technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and impact on U.S. manufacturing and job creation are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants may receive up to $3 million over three years to research, develop, and deploy new technologies.
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Report: U.S. Green Building Market Will Balloon to $173.5 Billion by 2015 | Fast Company

Think the trend of businesses making green office renovations is just a passing fad? Not according to the latest issue of EL Insights, which reports that the U.S. green building market value will balloon from $71.1 billion now to $173 billion by 2015. Commercial green building is expected to grow by 18.1% annually during the same time period from $35.6 billion to $81.8 billion. In this case, green building is defined as building with resource use and employee productivity in mind.

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Sustainable City Lights Have a Flowery Approach to Life – GreenPacks

City lights have to be one of the biggest energy suckers around, and making them more efficient should lead to massive energy savings.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announce SBIRs Grants |U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Announces $37 Million for
Small Business Research and Technology

Funding Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and Job Creation

Washington, DC— U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that $37 million in funding from the Recovery Act will be made available to qualified small businesses through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Today’s funding announcement emphasizes the Department’s commitment to developing near-term, clean energy technologies while allowing small businesses take part in the new industrial revolution that the sustainable energy economy will bring.
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