For the past academic year the EPA has been tracking green power purchases by colleges and universities, dividing them up along collegiate athletic conferences, and the winners have just been announced:Leading the pack is the Ivy
As a writer with a very—and I mean very—limited disposable income, I hear your cries for more-affordable yet ethically produced eco-clothing. Enter Toggery by Kate D'arcy, a perennial favorite of mine with timeless cuts and rich
If you're looking for a more eco-friendly way to create a festival of holiday lights in the future, consider what Pennsylvania homeowner Jim Berroth has taken on as a more environmentally friendly approach to
Citing the example of Washington University in St. Louis, students at Penn State are pressing administration to enact a total ban on the sale of plastic water bottles on campus. And doing it in a somewhat humorous way like gathering to sing parodies of
Remember how Uncle Bob, the person everyone in the family looked to for automotive advice, once said 'you can't even tune your engine any more because of those computers they got in there, and how everything is crammed in under the hood. Got us over a
Hydroelectric power generally conjures up images of massive dams creating reservoirs behind them, submerging trees and sometimes even towns. While technically a form of renewable energy (and generally included by most countries when
Cycling/Hiking Path Brings Economic Growth
We've seen that cycling can reap tremendous economic rewards, for instance by by saving Australia $200 million a yearin health care costs. Well, it turns out that even in car-loving, bike-averse America, the
That's "Families Organized to Represent the Coal Economy", saying that coal is "now clean and green with new technologies." Their mission: "to be a unified voice in support of Pennsylvania coal, the families and businesses whose livelihoods depend upon
When news came that a student named Ryan Morgan at North Pocono High School near Scranton, PA had started distributing CFL bulbs in a bid to raise awareness of global warming and what folks can do about it, I must admit that I was impressed, and felt not
Wal-Mart has agreed to help US taxpayers take climate action. Over the next two years, they are sending energy audit teams to 20 State Capitol complexes to help save taxpayers money and help the environment...while the Federal Government equivocates
USEPA has a list of Top Green Power Communities - 16 of them. A "Partner" community for green-power purchasing gets on the EPA list by any combination of (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.
The reports are in from last week's "Good Jobs, Green Jobs" conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., and attendees are saying it was a great success. More than 1,100 people attended the Blue Green Alliance conference. People networked, listened to speakers and
When I posted my interview with Erik Gustafson, this year’s winner of Discovery’s Young Scientist Challenge, it wasn’t so surprising to learn that he’d launched his path to the top of the heap as America’s Next Top Young Scientist by investigating the
Kris Lovett's prototypes for her senior thesis bring a whole new level of meaning to the term "skate shoes." The University of Arts graduate reimagined used skateboard decks into fun and flirty women's shoes that showcase the boards' original
Last year we published a post on a small Pennsylvania company, NanoLogix, that had patented a means of "Hydrogen Synthesis from Bacteria and Waste Heat Inputs," a feat remarkable for its reliance on toxin-producing Clostridium bacteria.