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In the United States, over 20% of our total energy consumption is residential. In fact, in the United States, we are the 7th largest per capita consumer of residential energy. Where is all of that energy going? Are you living with a "gas-guzzler"? Explore the application below to understand more about how we consume energy in our homes. Blue stars indicate ENERGY STAR models are available. About this data The data presented in this application was supplied and is derived from a number of sources, including: ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Share Design Partner Pentagram, Lisa Strausfeld Related:  Journalism Inspiration

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. Workbook and Presentations | IPI Sustainability Sustainable Preservation Practices Workbook Below you can download the Sustainable Preservation Practices workbook that was developed for the seminars in PDF format: PowerPoint Presentations Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Midwestern regional workshop that was held in Los Angeles, CA on April 26-27, 2010: Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Midwestern regional workshop that was held in Morrow, GA on February 10-11, 2010: Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Midwestern regional workshop that was held in St. Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the Northeastern regional workshop that was held in New Haven, CT on October 28-29, 2010: Below you can download the PowerPoint presentations in PDF format from the South Central regional workshop that was held in Austin, TX on September 16-17, 2010: Project Partners

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained Two factors opened the way for the rapid expansion of surveillance over the past decade: the fear of terrorism created by the 9/11 attacks and the digital revolution that led to an explosion in cell phone and internet use. But along with these technologies came an extension in the NSA’s reach few in the early 1990s could have imagined. Details that in the past might have remained private were suddenly there for the taking. Chris Soghoian Principal technologist, ACLU NSA is helped by the fact that much of the world’s communications traffic passes through the US or its close ally the UK – what the agencies refer to as “home-field advantage”. The Snowden documents show that the NSA runs these surveillance programs through “partnerships” with major US telecom and internet companies. The division inside the NSA that deals with collection programs that focus on private companies is Special Source Operations, described by Snowden as the “crown jewels” of the NSA. Jeremy Scahill Fiber-optic cable

BOB WILLARD The Business Case for Sustainability The New Sustainability Advantage and its DVD Presentation provides a quantified, compelling business case for smart corporate sustainability strategies. The free Sustainability Advantage Dashboard online simulator provides a quick, slider-enabled way to project potential profit improvements for any company. The Next Sustainability Wave provides valuable insight into communicating with corporate leaders in their own language to bring about enlightened self-interest. The free, open source Sustainability Advantage Worksheets are fully customizable spreadsheets for quantifying the business case for sustainability. The Sustainability Champion's Guidebook and its DVD presentation provide practical advice on how to lead the transformation of your organization to a culture of sustainability. The Sustainability Advantage Slides include all the slides Bob uses in his presentations, plus hundreds of backup slides for quick reference, in ready-to-use format. © - All Rights Reserved

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters ATLANTA – Stacey Calvin spends almost as much time commuting to her job — on a bus, two trains and another bus — as she does working part-time at a day care center. She knows exactly where to board the train and which stairwells to use at the stations so that she has the best chance of getting to work on time in the morning and making it home to greet her three children after school. “It’s a science you just have to perfect over time,” said Ms. Calvin, 37. Her nearly four-hour round-trip stems largely from the economic geography of Atlanta, which is one of America’s most affluent metropolitan areas yet also one of the most physically divided by income. This geography appears to play a major role in making Atlanta one of the metropolitan areas where it is most difficult for lower-income households to rise into the middle class and beyond, according to a new study that other researchers are calling the most detailed portrait yet of income mobility in the United States. 10th percentile Ms.

Sustainability Website Engagement Partnering together for a sustainable future Discovery Researching a wide range of sustainability areas State Worker Salary Database: Database Updated January 22, 2015: Now includes 2014 CSU pay, 2014 civil service pay, 2013 University of California pay, and 2012 state legislative pay. This database allows you to search the salaries of California's 300,000-plus state workers and view up to eight years of their pay history. Search by name or department. For quicker searches, use a first and last name. Sources: University of California President's Office, California State Controller's Office, California Legislature Loading... Top Salaries of 2014 (Civil Service and CSU only) $497k Notes: Results for civil service workers are the actual amounts paid to them during 2013, according to the State Controller's Office. Names that show up in the database twice: Some state workers performed two jobs during 2013. UC student assistants: The UC system blanked out the names of several thousand student assistants in their latest data release, most of them earning a relatively small amount.

Sustainability and Employee Engagement You care about sustainability. Your company publishes a corporate responsibility report and has a pretty good website. But people at the company just don’t seem to care. If they’re knowledgeable, they’re skeptical. Take comfort: You’re not alone. Many companies struggle to engage employees with sustainability. Here are a few suggestions from this corner: Sweat the Small Stuff. Sustainability is the ultimate “big picture” topic, but many companies trip over the small things when they try to engage employees. Or the S&P 500 member that publicly announced that “everyone” at the company supported an ambitious international sustainability program – which only made “everyone” angrier that the company still doesn’t offer incentives for car-pooling or volunteering. Employee engagement with sustainability has to start with addressing practical things employees care about. Mean Something. Now imagine that every employee has the same question about your company’s sustainability messages. Build Buzz.