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Daily Archives: December 17, 2009
KaBOOM! and The Home Depot Foundation have developed comprehensive guidelines to make service projects as eco-friendly as possible. Research was conducted using interviews with a range of volunteer organizations, workshops about eco-friendly practices, surveys of subject matter experts and an … Continue reading
From the office of Illinos Governor Pat Quinn: Being environmentally conscious is something that we can all do to help our earth. However, it is something that needs to be taught and practiced everyday to be successfully integrated into our … Continue reading
Read the full story in the New York Times. Scott Martin delivers live, potted Christmas trees that are returned to the nursery once the season is over.
Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. In his book Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman argues that even organic cotton T-shirts aren’t necessarily very eco-friendly, since they can still be shipped all around the world to be sewn together in … Continue reading
Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. Maybe you feel you waste too much time on video games, but it’s your wallet you should be worried about. Two years ago, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) commissioned a study … Continue reading
Read the full story in the New York Times. The federal law regulating tap water is so out of date that the water Americans drink can pose serious health risks.
Many schools and universities have a goal of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and adopt more environmentally sensitive practices, but sometimes the path from commitment to action is not always clear. The Rocky Mountain Institute, a not-for-profit environmental advocacy group, … Continue reading
Read the full story in Environmental Protection. Ethanol, often promoted as a clean-burning, renewable fuel that could help wean the nation from oil, would likely worsen health problems caused by ozone, compared with gasoline, especially in winter, according to a … Continue reading
Read the press release. According to experts, most of us will generate 25 percent more waste during the holidays compared with the rest of the year—resulting in an extra 5 million tons of garbage. To encourage consumers to “trim their … Continue reading