Monthly Archives: January 2011

Yale University Laboratories Take a Closer Look at Waste, Materials, and Energy in Daily Operations

Read the full story from Yale University. Pipets from Yale laboratories no longer need end their lives in a landfill or incinerator. Instead, proving that their great capacity for innovation lies not only in energy and genetics research, but also … Continue reading

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Going “All The Way” With Renewable Energy?

Read the full story in National Geographic. In a world where fossil fuel provides more than 80 percent of energy, what would it take to go completely green? Could the world switch over to power from only the wind, sun, … Continue reading

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More Companies Finding Cost and Carbon Savings in Supply Chains

Read the full story at GreenBiz. More major companies are tracking their supply chain emissions, and many, along with their suppliers, are also saving money from reducing carbon. The Carbon Disclosure Project’s latest supply chain report looks at what the … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Profit from Sustainable Consumption and Redefining Ownership

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Innovation sparks industry transformation. The two main kinds of innovation that can alter consumption behavior are technology and type of ownership. Disruptive technologies — automobiles, digital signals and the like — lead to shifts … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes to Retain National Air Quality Standards for Carbon Monoxide

After a careful review of the best available science, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to keep the current national air quality standards for carbon monoxide (CO), while taking steps to gather additional data through more focused monitoring. … Continue reading

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Dell and the University of Texas Empower Young Social Entrepreneurs

Dell and the University of Texas at Austin’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are working together for the fifth consecutive year to help fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of the best and brightest young minds with the 2011 Dell … Continue reading

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A Digital Library Guru Discusses New Rules on Sharing Scientific Data

Read the full post at the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Wired Campus. Last week, a significant change went into effect at the National Science Foundation: The agency will now require researchers to submit data-management plans with their grant proposals. Open … Continue reading

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Politics and Environment: How D.C. Works

Read the full post at Earth911. It can take a simple act like sorting your recyclables out of your trash to personally become a better steward to the environment; it can take years for the government to encourage the country … Continue reading

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Degrees in Sustainability: Risky or Worth It?

Read the full post at Earth911. It led the nation with the first comprehensive Ph.D. and Masters degree programs in Sustainability in the spring of 2007. Then, it opened up the undergraduate major in the fall of 2008. Now, Arizona … Continue reading

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Translating Environmentalism: Strategies & Tools to Create Healthy Communities

Watch the video from the Environmental Leadership Program. Recording of a webinar presented by ELP Senior Fellows Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman, Karen Purcell, and Sarah Dunagan on January 26, 2011.

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