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January 11
Why instead of recycling my wrapping paper I should compost it

Why instead of recycling my wrapping paper I should compost it

Now that the gifts are opened… On the day after Christmas, I normally place all the wrapping paper that was used to wrap gifts in the proper piles to dispose of it properly. While there is… Read More >>

January 7
Finally, a green certification which takes the Human Element being into account

Finally, a green certification which takes the Human Element being into account

Green Building certifications There are many green or sustainability-related certifications available to certify your project is as green as you say it is. Certification for buildings include Leadership in Energy and Environment (LEED), Living Building Challenge,… Read More >>

January 2
Is Wind Power ready to stand on its own?

Is Wind Power ready to stand on its own?

The dependency of the wind industry on government credits The wind power industry has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 10 years. In 2003, wind power in the United States totaled six megawatts. This was about… Read More >>

December 31
Is clean meat posed to be the sustainable breakthrough of our generation?

Is clean meat posed to be the sustainable breakthrough of our generation?

The connection between meat and animals Most of the posts written on this blog try to put concepts together for the benefit of its readers. For example, the connection between our consumer behaviors and the resulting… Read More >>

December 22
The True Impact of the Napa Wildfires

The True Impact of the Napa Wildfires

The Napa wildfires The aftermath of October’s Napa wildfires was as tragic as it was dramatic. The impact included loss of homes and property, and most importantly the loss of life. Obviously, the residents of Napa… Read More >>

December 20
Expanding Tar Sands Capability: I thought we were trying to reduce GHG emissions, pollution and environmental impact?

Expanding Tar Sands Capability: I thought we were trying to reduce GHG emissions, pollution and environmental impact?

The XL pipeline is a go Tar sands are sludgy deposits of sand, clay, water, and sticky black bitumen that lie beneath northern Alberta’s boreal forest in a region the size of Florida. President Trump has… Read More >>

December 18
Has the time for Carbon Fee and Dividend arrived?

Has the time for Carbon Fee and Dividend arrived?

Americans support acting to address the threat of climate change Although most Americans support acting to address the threat of climate change, Congress has failed to implement appropriate legislation in response to the potential impacts. Citizens… Read More >>

December 17
Nice to know what is in my water

Nice to know what is in my water

Are you aware what your water has tested positive for? As a speaker and teacher of environmental topics, I was confident I was aware of what was in the water I drank. I recently learned how… Read More >>

November 24
A Sustainable Beer by a Sustainable Brewery

A Sustainable Beer by a Sustainable Brewery

A sustainable beer on a Sunday Afternoon When one person drinks a beer while watching football on a Sunday afternoon, thoughts of sustainability do not come to mind. Except for the truly dedicated. My favorite beer… Read More >>

November 22
Is chewed bubble gum compostable?

Is chewed bubble gum compostable?

Is there a piece of gum in my organics bin? I finally set up the compost bin in my classroom, which allowed our organic material to be turned into compost. I emptied the bin after school… Read More >>

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