Daily Archives: December 20, 2010

General Motors Turns Gulf Coast Oil Booms Into Chevy Volt Parts

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Although it might be a stretch to say that something good has come of last summer’s tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new announcement this morning from General Motors showcases the … Continue reading

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Electronics Firms Struggle to Grasp Chinese Suppliers' Water Impacts

Read the full story at Greener Computing. The rise of supply chain measuring and management is causing some wrinkles when it comes to electronics companies. China serves as “the world’s factory,” especially for electronics manufacturers, but it is difficult to … Continue reading

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3 Rules for Crowdsourcing Your Sustainability Projects

Read the full post at GreenBiz. A new trend in the corporate pursuit of sustainability has emerged: crowd-sourcing via social media. While adoption has been easy, gaining useful ideas has not. By looking at three recent efforts — GE’s Smart … Continue reading

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High levels of chromium found in Chicago-area tap water

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune. The cancer-causing metal made infamous by the movie “Erin Brockovich” is turning up in tap water from Chicago and more than two dozen other cities, according to a new study that urges … Continue reading

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Chlorine use takes a dive in public-pool experiment

Read the full story in the Portland Press Herald. Although it is probably one of the busiest pools in the state, the YMCA pool in Portland in the past year reduced the amount of chlorine it uses by 60 percent. … Continue reading

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DOE scientists make cell wall breakthrough

Read the full story in Ethanol Producer Magazine. After three years of extensive research, scientists at the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory believe they have uncovered an important piece of the plant cell wall mystery that has previously stumped researchers … Continue reading

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U of M students attending climate talks hope for progress

Read the full story from Minnesota Public Radio. The 15 University of Minnesota students attending the climate change conference in Mexico this week know there isn’t as much interest in the event back home as there was during the same … Continue reading

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ASUW passes legislation aimed at increasing sustainability awareness

Read the full story from The Daily of the University of Washington. Green was on ASUW’s mind at its senate meeting on Tuesday, with the passage of a sustainability bill that aims to promote awareness among incoming students.

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New Round of Projects Selected for Penn Green Fund Grants

Read the full story from the University of Pennsylvania. Seven new sustainability projects, including installation of electric vehicle charging stations and a marketing upgrade for the Green Acorn business certification program, will receive support from the University of Pennsylvania’s Green … Continue reading

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Office of Environmental Health and Safety Management first IU green team to earn certification

Read the full story from Indiana University. In recognition of its continued efforts to make Indiana University a more sustainable institution, the Office of Environmental, Health and Safety Management (EHS) has been awarded the first level of certification in the … Continue reading

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