Weekly Rewind: Green News from May 14-20

hcp_solar_panels_frontGreen news we're still talking about from last week: Home Sweet Green Homes: We got an offer on one of the green homes we built in New Orleans. Also, Good magazine posted a story on the homes and our efforts to rebuild green (Good post).

Smart Citizens: A poll shows that Americans believe in protecting the environment (Climate Progress post). In related news, a study reveals that Americans are willing to pay more for clean energy (Yale 360 post), and another study shows that residents in Los Angeles want more solar power (Earth Techling post).

No Fracking Way: Vermont became the first U.S. state to ban fracking (CNN post).

Green Screen: Speaking of fracking, a "Gasland" sequel from director Josh Fox in the works (Mother Nature Network post).

Contest Activity: Thousands of votes have come in so far for the finalists in our Citizen Entrepreneur contest to honor local green heroes (voting page).

Millennium Countdown: Booked as a presenter for our June 2 Millennium Awards: Julie Bowen, whose "Modern Family" co-start Ed O'Neill is among the honorees (tickets & info).

Quote of the Week: "Being called a 'mad man' by Joe Bast & Heartland is like being called overexposed by Kim Kardashian," said climate scientist Michael Mann (Climate Progress post).

Video of the Week: Time lapse footage of the solar eclipse (Video, via Gawker).