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Among the projects available for loans through GreenHELP is installing solar energy panels.
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St. Louis is giving residents an incentive to make energy efficient home improvements: A new, low-interest loan program called GreenHELP.

The program aims to help homeowners make their houses more eco-friendly, which will also provide savings on utility bills. The loans are offered through the office of city of St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 13, 2011 - A lot of people go through the ritual of babyproofing their homes. But for St. Louis fathers Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs, comparing notes on where to keep household chemicals turned into a wider-ranging idea.

Restaurants go for the green

Aug 10, 2011

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Aug. 10, 2011 - St. Louis Earth Day, a local nonprofit environmental group, has announced a new project, the Green Dining Alliance. The organization is working with many of Maplewood's restaurants to make the businesses more sustainable. The alliance will begin a certification process in September.

Square footage still trumps eco-friendliness

Feb 5, 2011

Want to add a little green to your weekend? Take a listen to Adam Allington's feature on house size and the impact of green technology on the housing economy. It aired on Marketplace Money today.

Also, be sure to listen for a local story on a similar topic airing Monday (Feb. 7) on St. Louis Public Radio.