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.”
Monthly Archives:November 2010
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.
Environmental News Service today reported a new wind energy program is underway that will facilitate site planning, leasing and construction of projects along the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The program is scheduled to start in January 2011.
ot all facets of the worldwide recession show distressing news. According to a study released this week in the journal, Nature Geoscience , global CO2 emissions dropped from 2008 to 2009.
WindTronics new technology, the wind turbine, is set to raise the bar on wind power production, making residential installations more cost effective.
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 can you make your celebration more sustainable? Start with focusing on what really matters, people, and worry less about the trappings.
College reporter, Kate Willson, has provided this reporter with an interesting perspective about some of this country’s leading sustainable colleges for 2011.
As Greenbuild 2010 wrapped up in Chicago on Friday, the focus turned to 'what's next in the green building world?' Green is no longer cutting edge. The theme for Greenbuild 2010 was "Generation Green." It focused on how the green movement has transitioned beyond an up-and-coming trend, and is now a mainstream part of society and the business world. The race now is to make it more affordable.
My wife and I are expecting our first child in March. As new parents-to-be we are beyond excited. But we’re also nervous. We want to make sure we bring our child into a clean and safe environment, one free of toxins and pollutants. So we’ve set to work on making the baby’s room an eco and pollutant free nursery. Whether you are expecting or just want to make your rooms a little more green, there are two big things you want to keep in mind…
In today's closing plenary, USGBC presented its Leadership Awards and the inaugural Richard M. Daley Legacy award.
A year ago, Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions was selected by The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL) to “help its stores make an eco-friendly shift in lighting.” The results are impressive – both economically and environmentally.
USGBC announced the launch of its LEED Volume certification program, designed for use by high-volume property developers. It offers a streamlined approach to certifying large numbers of buildings in a short time frame.
Native Trails hand-hammered reclaimed copper fixtures have their roots in ancient Mexican folk art. The company actively invests in the artisans that make them, making them truly sustainable.
Retired General Colin Powell addressed Greenbuild attendees this morning in Chicago. He focused on lessons learned about leadership during his military career and how today’s leaders can use those lessons.