Daily Archives: November 3, 2010

Webinar: Managing Lodging Materials Efficiently, Effectively and Responsibly

Date: November 10, 2010 from 12:00-1:30 pm (Central) To register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/161073825 Learn from your hospitality peers and other experts about opportunities to reduce operating costs, reduce your impacts on the environment, ensure your lodging establishment’s long term sustainability in the … Continue reading

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Illinois Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program

The focus of the Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program, through the State’s Renewable Energy Resources Program, is to encourage utilization of smaller-scale solar and wind energy systems in Illinois. Eligibility applicants include homeowners, businesses, public sector and non-profit entities … Continue reading

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Biochar and Sustainable Agriculture

Read the fact sheet. Biochar has the potential to produce farm-based renewable energy in a climate-friendly manner and provide a valuable soil amendment to enhance crop productivity. If carbon offset markets develop, biochar can provide income for farmers and ranchers … Continue reading

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Author of 'The Biochar Solution' Says 'It's Not a Solution' (Video)

Via Treehugger. Watch an interview with the author on Treehugger too. Some believe biochar could offset as much as 12% of CO2 emissions, but others warn that biochar is no miracle cure — with the prospects of large-scale biochar plantations … Continue reading

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E-waste: The growing problem in landfills, part 2

Read the full post at Mother Nature Network. Electronic waste has become the fastest growing portion of the solid waste stream and an issue for communities across the United States, as discussed in part one of this series. Yet the … Continue reading

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2011 Green Book Festival Call for Entries

The 2011 Green Book Festival has issued the call for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute to greater understanding, respect and positive action on the changing worldwide environment. The 2011 Green Book Festival will consider published, self-published … Continue reading

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Advanced Biofuel Technologies : Status and Barriers

Download the document. Large-scale production of crop based (first generation) biofuels may not be feasible without adversely affecting global food supply or encroaching on other important land uses. Because alternatives to liquid fossil fuels are important to develop in order … Continue reading

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DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for model year 2011 vehicles. Choosing a more fuel efficient vehicle in … Continue reading

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Wind turbines wrong colour for wildlife

Read the full story at the BBC. The paper appeared in the European Journal of Wildlife Research and is available online at http://dx/doi.org/10.1007/s10344-010-0432-7 (abstract available without a subscription). A study has revealed that a wind turbine’s colour affects how many … Continue reading

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Illinois Libraries Talk Sustainability

Read the full story in American Libraries. Sixty librarians from around Illinois met at Chicago’s Field Museum October 22 to discuss how they could better help their communities go green.

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