October 14th, 2013
Alion Energy, a California company, thinks its robots which can install and keep clean thousands of solar panels may make solar energy competitive with fossil fuels.
October 11th, 2013
SXSW Eco is a fabulous gathering of activists, artists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, doers and paradigm shifters was totally tweetable. The conversation is almost too riveting. Here are three takeaways.
Tags: · activism, artists, BarbaraKesslerBlog, collaboration, Constance Okollet, Daniel Katz, design, eco-friendly companies, efficiency, Energy, entrepreneurs, inclusion, Michael Green, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Robin Chase, SXSW Eco
September 27th, 2013
The US-Japan agreement on organic foods opens up new markets for American and Japanese food products, already a $36 billion dollar combined two-way transfer. Producers see the agreement as a win-win.
September 26th, 2013
Facebook encourages biking on campus and even provides bike service for its employees, reports The Street. “Our program encompasses van pools, shuttles, transit passes, car pool ride matching and a very robust bike program,” says Jessica Herrera, Facebook’s transportation program manager. Employees can check out bikes to get around campus or to commute from their homes.
September 24th, 2013
Reuters reports that Bangkok hotel Novotel is spicing up many of its restaurant dishes with spirulina, an edible algae that the hotel is growing in tanks on its roof.
September 20th, 2013
Sustainability is a competitive advantage, not a cost center, says Peter Solmssen, Managing Board Member at Siemens.
Tags: · Siemens. Climate Change
September 17th, 2013
Last year, California held a referendum over food labeling. This year, the new battleground in the fight to label (or not) genetically modified foods is Washington state, where residents will vote on a labeling referendum in November.
September 10th, 2013
Watch these chickens, rescued from a battery cage operation, smell the country air and walk in the grass — for the first time in their lives. (We promise this is even better than the week’s best cat video.)
August 29th, 2013
So you’re on to the fact that you need to buy “humanely raised” or grass-fed meat to assure that the farm animals on the menu had a better life. But what about the wildlife pushed around to make way for farms? No, there’s not an app for that. But there is a certification that helps conserve wildlife.
August 26th, 2013
Did you know that the Philadelphia Eagles are completely green-powered? Or that the Dallas Cowboys run the field when it comes to composting? Now the EPA has collected all these sustainable sports stories, raising raising the bar (admittedly it was low) on green practices for stadiums and sports leagues.
Tags: · Cleveland Indians, Composting, Cowboys Stadium, Dallas Cowboys, energy efficiency, environment, food waste, green buildings, LEED buildings, NBA, NFL, NHL, Philadelphia Eagles, Solar Panel, Sports, Wind Turbines
August 12th, 2013
Two of the industries that built Texas, ranching and oil/gas drilling, are now competing for dwindling water. The problem is especially pronounced in drought-stricken West Texas.
July 29th, 2013
Monsanto’s new GM sweet corn is either a boon to farmers that will help them feed the planet or an ominous new edible in a line up of genetically modified foods that consumers are being force fed. Actually, it could be both, or parts of each. We don’t really know, because there’s not a lot of information on GM sweet corn, or maybe there’s enough information. Take a ride with us through the corn maze to try to find out.
Tags: · biotech, corn, environment, EPA, FDA, food producers, food purity, food safety, GE, genetic modification, GMO, hybridization, labeling laws, Monsanto, NonGMO Project, Prop 37, soy, studies on GMOs, sweet corn, Syngenta