Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Problem When Trash Meets Ocean

November 30th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

This past August, the Ocean Conservancy set sail with San Francisco-based Project Kaisei to expand research and help with some cleanup on the massive trash vortex that exists in the North Pacific Gyre. Four boats joined in the journey, including a barge for hauling away trash from this “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”


Smart Windows Save Energy

November 30th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

SageGlass offers designers a way to include lots of glass without the potential energy loss. Electrochromic glass responds to exterior light levels to automatically control the amount of light in a space


Moving Air in Habitats Without Ducts

November 25th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

A Minnesota-based company – Tjernlund Products, Inc. – sells a number of low-cost ductless systems that move air from one part of the house to another, whether through walls or through floors


How to Have a ‘Green’ Holiday

November 24th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

How can you make your celebration more sustainable? Start with focusing on what really matters, people, and worry less about the trappings


Leading Sustainable Colleges for 2011

November 23rd, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

College reporter, Kate Willson, has provided this reporter with an interesting perspective about some of this country’s leading sustainable colleges for



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