Daily Archives: October 21, 2009

EPA reports to Congress on Clean Diesel Program

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine. The $50 million program that allowed the U.S. EPA to the purchase or retrofit of 14,000 diesel-powered vehicles and pieces of equipment has seen some results. EPA told Congress — which allocates funding … Continue reading

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Biodiesel energy-balance numbers published in new benchmark study

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine. Assessing the energy balance of soy biodiesel is a continuous effort. The University of Idaho and the USDA have been involved with the project for years—they’ve found that biodiesel’s numbers keep improving. “New … Continue reading

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Introducing the GreenGov Challenge – A Bottom-Up Approach to Greening Government

Read the full post on the White House blog. To harness the collective wisdom of America’s more than 1.8 million Federal and military personnel, we’re launching the GreenGov Challenge – an online participatory program that challenges federal and military personnel to … Continue reading

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Planting hope with a handful of seeds

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. The city of Flint, Mich., often conjures up images of destitution and dereliction. But some community members are working hard to clean up the area’s gritty image by creating gardens and green … Continue reading

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Good for the oceans, good for you

Read the full story in the Washington Post. Many savvy consumers are familiar with the color codes that marine conservationists bestow on fish and shellfish, depending on how they’re faring in the environment: red for avoid, yellow for consume sparingly … Continue reading

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Educating for Sustainability in K-12 Schools Webinar

Webinar to be held November 5 Join the U.S. Partnership with the United Nations Decade for Education on Sustainable Development for a presentation and discussion on the national trend occurring in K-12 schools, education for sustainability (EFS). EFS is founded … Continue reading

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Planet Connect Grants

Application deadline October 30 Planet Connect is accepting applications for their high school student grants. Students who have an innovative solution to an environmental problem at school or in the local community can receive $1,000 to support their project in … Continue reading

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Increase Your Green Competition

Competition runs from October 13 to December 8 DoSomething.org is calling on students to green their schools. Students who make the biggest effort to reduce their school’s carbon footprint could win up to $1,500 to further their efforts. Schools are … Continue reading

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Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

The Siemens “We Can Change the World” challenge offers students the opportunity to make a sustainable change, matched to science, math and reading/language arts concepts and skills. Teams of students find an adult mentor who will play an active role … Continue reading

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The Gravestone Project

The Geological Society of America is inviting the public to monitor gravestones to gain data on air pollution and climate change since the Industrial Revolution. Because white marble gravestones bear dates and are highly susceptible to erosion, the stones can … Continue reading

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