March 6th, 2014
SXSW will explore environmental issues through art, in film and in interactive installations. Attendees can visit the Light Garden and see other art installations, including one created with packing tape and a knife.
February 28th, 2014
The Austin-based Ground to Ground program had an earthy idea: Collect organic material in the form of spent coffee grounds and divert it from area landfills by making it available to people in the community as compost.
February 14th, 2014
A coalition of environmental groups that asked followers to send Valentines to Lowes and Home Depot on behalf of honey bees, felt the love this week as thousands participated. The campaign asks the stores to stop selling pesticides that are killing the pollinators. Find out how you can participate.
January 24th, 2014
Polls have long showed that the US citizenry wants more action against climate change than the government is willing to enact. Now a new poll shows that a coveted, growing group of voters is highly supportive of climate action.
January 17th, 2014
The more current the currency, the better kids eat, according to a study that looked at how payment methods in public school lunch systems affect food choices. The study, by Cornell researchers funded with a government grant, looked at two types of payment methods in public school cafeterias, those that accept only pre-loaded debit cards and those that accept cash or debit card.
December 16th, 2013
Cops. Lawyers. Doctors. Even ice road truck drivers have all received their due on TV, either in fictional or “true life” series. It was about time farmers got some exposure. Meet the inordinately attractive and active King family of Freedom Farms in western Pennsylvania. They’ll get you learning about CSAs, family farms, and as a bonus, show what biceps look like when they’re used every day. Indeed, you may get healthier just watching this show on Great American Country TV.
December 3rd, 2013
We did our best to ignore Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but now it’s Giving Tuesday, time to chip in to help others. Let’s look at how green technology and thinking is helping boost communities in need, efficiently and effectively.
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.
November 7th, 2013
Not all the votes are counted yet in the battle to label genetically modified (GM) foods in Washington state. But the initiative is trailing, 45 percent in favor to 55 percent opposed, and appears headed for defeat.
October 22nd, 2013
How will global warming affect New England in the 21st century and how is the region preparing for the coming changes?
October 22nd, 2013
Nearly all life on Earth could go extinct due to man-made climate change. That’s the main thrust of a new Internet documentary Last Hours, directed by Leila Conners, who also co-wrote the short film with Thom Hartmann and Sam Sacks.
October 21st, 2013
Actor/environmentalist Matt Damon and author/environmentalist Bill McKibben received top awards at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards on Saturday. Actresses Hayden Panettiere and Anna Getty also were honored as were several TV programs.