Alternative Energy and Green Living Links


  • Programs, tips, and tools for saving energy brought to you by Idaho Power.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy encourages you to learn to save energy and use clean, renewable technologies at home, while driving and at work. Check out their Energy Savers Booklet
  • Brought to you by the Alliance to Save Energy, the Drive Smarter Challenge calculates your savings as you complete different gas-saving actions.


  • We all have a responsibility to keep an environmentally sensitive home. But how can you do it affordably? What are easy steps your family can take at home to help the environment? How do you find the right information that makes sense for your lifestyle? Direct Energy can guide you along with the basic tenets of green living, the fundamentals of green energy, and easy steps for practicing sustainability at home. Whether you're just starting out or you've been green for years, we have resources for you.
  • The mission of the American Solar Energy Society is to inspire an era of energy innovation and speed the transition to a sustainable energy economy.
  • Home Power magazine contains the most comprehensive, technical coverage of solar, wind, and hydro-electricity, energy efficiency, solar hot water systems, space heating and cooling, energy-efficient building materials, and home design, and clean transportation options.
  • Solar energy and its associated technologies are quickly becoming one of the most exciting of the green, eco-friendly power options available. Learn more at Solar Energy for Homes.
  • PicoTurbine International offers Educational Renewable Energy Science Kits for the classroom or home.
  • Learn about cordwood construction and living a more self-sufficient lifestyle at Daycreek.



  • 50 simple things you can do to save the planet, brought to you by
  • The University of Idaho Extension provides best practice information for Idaho's gardeners.
  • Recyclebank rewards you for helping the environment. Earn points redeemable for clothing, gift cards, magazines, and more every time you complete a green action.