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What is Life Cycle Assessment?

April 16th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

Life cycle assessment (LCA) looks at the environmental impacts of a building material over the entire life of the material, [&hellip


Maasai Tribe Receives Sustainable Technology from Monarch Power

October 28th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Many under developed countries greatly need the sustainable technologies that have begun to be implemented into first world countries. Monarch Power is making large strides in helping this happen. They will deliver solar technology to a Maasai Tribe in Tanzania, Africa which will provide renewable energy and life sustaining applications. The technology is being given to Tanzania by Monarch’s charity MPower Foundation.


Zero Waste Systems; A Cycle Following Nature’s Design

October 18th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

It is crucial that we implement more recycling and reuse programs into our everyday practice because if everyone on the earth consumed resources at the rate that Americans do, we would currently need five earths to keep up and this ratio will continue to grow as the population continues to grow. But we have the abilities and the technologies, already in existence to change this. We need to implement into our everyday lives zero waste system practices.


Where Will All the Rubber Go?

August 3rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Products, like rubber, that are most used aren't always sustainable but options need to be considered and utilized to make sure they are kept out of landfills and made to be cradle-to-cradle recycled options


A Chocolate Lover’s Sustainable Progress; Hershey’s Mexico Cocoa Project

June 28th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The Hershey Company is a solid example of what businesses, whether old or new, can do to help the environment and the local and global communities in which it operates. Strong partnerships are necessary in global development and with the backing of AMCO and Ecom there is no stopping this company's sustainable success in Mexico


SolarExpo 2012

June 2nd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The13th annual Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation International Exhibition and Conference, called the SolarExpo by GreenBuilding was held in May in Verona


“Home” Documentary Really Hits Home

May 1st, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

An eye-opening documentary entitled “Home” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand was released in 2009. This 2 hour video, which can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube, emphasizes that if we, humanity, continue to live the way we have for the past 60 years, using finite resources at an astonishing rate, we will destroy the only “Home” that we have



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