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Green teachers can win $4,000 from the EPA

December 9th, 2013

Teachers who’ve created innovative environmental programs can apply for the EPA’s Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. Winners will received $2,000 for themselves and $2,000 for their program from the EPA.


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Real leather without killing any animals? It’s true, and the next step might just save the planet

November 11th, 2013

What if obtaining meat didn’t require raising, confining, mistreating and slaughtering billions of animals? Biomimicry is on the case. This year we learned about the $330,000 hamburger funded by Google founder Sergey Brin. Now a New York company has produced real leather from animals cells, a precursor to making manufactured meat. Learn how it’s done in this short video.


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Clarkson U opens an all-local food grill, reducing ‘food miles’ and raising yumminess

September 12th, 2013

Little did they know, when the students of Clarkson University pushed to have a more sustainable campus, they’d be learning to love goat cheese. Even Executive Chef Kyle Mayette admits goat cheese is an acquired taste. But it is a vital component of a delectable chicken sandwich that’s winning over hearts, minds and palates at Clarkson’s new all-local food grill.


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These U.S. businesses are demanding climate action, to save the American prosperity

April 11th, 2013

Major American businesses are pushing Washington to act boldly and quickly on climate change, because it will be better for the planet, and for business. The signers of the new Climate Declaration wield some muscle, employing nearly half a million Americans. See who belongs to this new green group.


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Save nature and free time — install a Pocket Prairie

February 28th, 2013

Are you weary of mowing, weeding and fertilizing that yawning stretch of lawn? Consider installing a patch of native prairie. A Pocket Prairie can reduce your thirsty conventional turf, replacing it with native grasses and flowers. You’ll be feeding butterflies and birds, and cut down your grass mowing obligations, perhaps to zero.


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Is the shale gas boom a bubble?

February 20th, 2013

The U.S. shale boom being touted as able to deliver 100 years of domestic energy supply is nothing more than the latest investment bubble, asserts a report released this week by a veteran geoscientist.


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How Walmart’s green performance reviews could transform the retail world

October 12th, 2012

Walmart’s efforts to green its supply chain are about to get much more effective. Sustainability will now play a role in its merchants’ performance reviews, which help determine pay raises and potential for future promotion. This is a big deal: these merchants are high-level managers responsible for multibillion-dollar buying decisions. They’re the people who determine which products appear on the shelves of the world’s largest retailer.


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Is your college promoting sustainability? Sierra names the top greenest universities for 2012

August 14th, 2012

U of Conn students collect sneakers to donate to Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program, which turns them into track and playground surfaces.

Sierra magazine’s top 10 “Coolest Schools” are working hard to solve global warming, and their students are literally taking on the world by developing more sustainable food, buildings, energy sources and transportation.


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Houston, this is Earth, you need to improve your recycling rate

May 29th, 2012

Waste & Recycling News has come out with its annual list rating the 30 most populous cities in the US and Canada on recycling rates.


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Princeton Review: There is no ‘best’ green college

April 17th, 2012

Princeton Review’s new 2012 Guide to Green Colleges commends 322 colleges for green living practices and learning opportunities, but breaks the paradigm of ranking the schools or sorting them into “best of” categories.

The Review reports that it dropped the grading system because all of the 322 schools on this year’s list — winnowed from 768 that were sent surveys — “have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability initiatives.”


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Walmart recognizes sustainable power will keep costs down

February 13th, 2012

At the recent GreenBiz Forum in New York, I was surprised by an on-stage interview with Fred Bedore, an executive from Walmart. I’ve followed the greening of the retail giant fairly closely for years, so I wasn’t expecting a lot of new information from Bedore, Walmart’s Senior Director of Business Strategy and Sustainability.


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What’s in your bathroom?

January 25th, 2012

By Barbara Kessler Green Right Now With so much political rhetoric flying by this winter, it was good to see some real news emerge today. Cascades Tissue Group announced it will continue selling its newly developed 100-percent recycled, unbleached toilet paper to commercial vendors, and maybe someday, the public. Finally, we’re making headway on disposables; [...]


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