Daily Archives: February 9, 2011

B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Bag)

Watch the video (and the others from Princeton SCEN). 380,000,000,000 plastic bags are consumed each year in America, 1% of them get recycled. Princeton SECN students explores the world of plastic, and non-plastic bags. Learn how bringing your own bag, … Continue reading

Posted in Green Lifestyle, Schools, Video | Leave a comment

Agave Plant Could Produce Both Tequila and Biofuel

Read the full story at EcoGeek. The latest plant to gain biofuel feedstock status is the same one that fuels our margaritas.  The agave plant, most notably the source of tequila, could also soon be a new source of biofuel.

Posted in Biofuels | Leave a comment

Pepsi to Revamp Refresh Project in Light of Complaints

Read the full story in Philanthropy News Digest. The most important take-away (literally) for ENB readers is that they’re eliminating the Environment and Health categories which, according to the article, “didn’t always reflect the lighthearted nature of its brand.”

Posted in Funding Opportunities | Leave a comment

10XE Stories Teach Principles of Exceptional Design

Read the full story from the Rocky Mountain Institute. There’s an oft-quoted expression that permeates the world of design engineering: “The engineer’s first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is.” The quote, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Sustainable Design | Leave a comment

How to Recycle ‘Weird’ Glass

Read the full post at Earth911. When it comes to recycling, knowing what not to put in the bin is sometimes just as important as getting the right materials in there in the first place. From the nuances of pizza … Continue reading

Posted in Green Lifestyle, Recycling | Leave a comment

For Valentine’s Day, Try This

Read the full post at Earth911. The amazing (and sometimes frustrating!) thing about Valentine’s Day is that it means something different to almost everyone. For those hard-to-shop-for loved ones, try some of these creative eco ideas and have a low-waste … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | Leave a comment

Report on Green Revolving Funds Outlines Challenges and Benefits

Read the full post from the Chronicle of Higher Education Buildings & Grounds. The Sustainable Endowments Institute has released a report about colleges’ green revolving funds, in which colleges invest a chunk of money in energy efficiency or other projects … Continue reading

Posted in Funding Opportunities, Publications, Schools, Sustainability | Leave a comment

Climate Scientist Sues Skeptic for Libel

Read the full post at New York Times Green. A prominent Canadian climate scientist is suing a leading climate skeptic for libel, arguing that an article published online in January contained false and malicious claims.

Posted in Climate Change | Leave a comment

Framing the Message on Sustainability: Part One

Read the full story at CSRWire. In this two-part series, we look at how we can apply lessons of behavioral psychology to move the needle on sustainability.

Posted in Behavior change, Green Business, Sustainability | Leave a comment

Innovative Energy Technology Transforms Wasted Heat into Electricity

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing two companies for innovative new products that recycle wasted energy and turn it into usable electricity in homes or small buildings. Micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems are an emerging technology … Continue reading

Posted in Combined heat and power, Green Building, Green Lifestyle | Leave a comment