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Category Archives: Manufacturing
W. K. Kellogg Foundation Funds an Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental Food Systems at the UNM
Read the full story from the University of New Mexico. The University of New Mexico Sustainability Studies Program has received a $1.5 million grant for an endowed chair in sustainable environmental food systems and $150,000 in start-up funds from the … Continue reading
Read the full post at SmartPlanet. Poking around in my mom’s attic recently, I was reminded that I still have the shipping box from my Macintosh SE, because the box is gigantic, and it’s great for storage. But the equally … Continue reading
The Winter 2011 issue of Energy Matters, the quarterly newsletter for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technologies Program, is now available. Energy Matters provides in-depth articles to help industry professionals save energy, reduce costs, and increase productivity.
Read the full story in the Washington Post. Wal-Mart is banning a controversial flame retardant found in hundreds of consumer goods, from couches to cameras to child car seats, telling its suppliers to come up with safer alternatives. In perhaps … Continue reading
Read the full post at Treehugger. Here is a tough call: is this in the Wretched Excess Dept. or the Greenwash watch? Bananas come in the perfect package already, a disposable, compostable skin that doubles as a handy banana holder … Continue reading
Read the full post at SmartPlanet. Last week I went to a program at the National Building Museum, Life After Plastic, during which panelists discussed the impact of rising oil prices on the cost of plastic building materials; the life … Continue reading
Read the full story from the Associated Press. Before he started “saving the earth, one beer at a time,” all inventor Eric Fitch knew about home brewing was that it could make quite a mess. Once, he accidentally backed up … Continue reading
Turning One Company’s Trash Into Another’s Treasure, RecycleMatch Brings Site Out Of Beta, Hires New CEO
Read the full story at TechCrunch. On Tuesday, RecycleMatch — a Houston-based startup that helps businesses sell or give away stuff to recyclers and manufacturers so that they don’t have to send it to a landfill — took its online … Continue reading
Keep your energy up this winter with the February Technical Assistance Program (TAP) webinars! These webinars will discuss valuable strategies to overcome grantee challenges as well as address best practices and technical information for state, city, county and tribal energy … Continue reading
Read the full story from the American Chemical Society (via Newswise). The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) award-winning podcast series, “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions,” focuses on development of a new ultra-light biodegradable foam plastic material made from two … Continue reading