Green 101 articles
On Sep 27, 2012 10:30AM ET in Green 101
By Lina Younes Science is at the heart of everything we do at EPA. That’s basically our mantra. Scientific research provides us with the key information we need to fulfill our mission of protecting human health and the environment. Furthermore it gives us the knowledge to better understand the risks to human health and ecosystems [...]
On Sep 27, 2012 09:55AM ET in Green 101
Roughly one-third of food produced in the world is wasted. There is an obvious problem here. The problem is even more pronounced because there are millions who go to bed hungry, 1 in 6 americans. According to Canada's Second Harvest, a surplus food redistributor, food supply is not the problem distribution is. And where there is a problem, there is a business opportunity.
On Sep 26, 2012 08:01PM ET in Green 101
Food waste is a heart wrenching topic. 40% of food is wasted in America while millions go to bed hungry. But what can we do about it? Join the Important Media family to discuss the problem and possible solutions via a Google+ Hangout. Yours truly is going to be on the panel too to talk [...]
On Sep 26, 2012 02:50PM ET in Green 101
Never thought we’d be swooning over light bulbs, but these are no ordinary bulbs. High on style and function, both offer a unique twist–so to speak–on the age-old design while providing maximum efficiency.
Billed as “the world’s first designer energy efficient bulb,” Plumen’s compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) add a sculptural dimension to the CFLs standard–and [...]
On Sep 26, 2012 01:01PM ET in Green 101
Story about how a local wind farm has created a bunch of jobs and why American towns should invest in this.
On Sep 26, 2012 12:00PM ET in Green 101
By Kelly Dulka This Saturday, September 29th, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. What does this have to do with the environment you ask? Well, let me tell you about a discussion I had with some friends last week. I live in a little, rural community that happens to be a peninsula surrounded by water. [...]
On Sep 26, 2012 09:13AM ET in Green 101
Close your eyes. Imagine you’re back in grade school learning the alphabet, introductory math, and that the opposite sex has cooties. I’m sure your memory includes classrooms full of school supplies, but most importantly, classroom desks.
In sub-Saharan Africa, there are over 95 million children in school who do not have desks. This simple piece of furniture is something we often take for granted, but can drastically change a child’s educational experience. Now, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu is the patron of this campaign to ensure all students in Africa have a desk.
On Sep 26, 2012 08:22AM ET in Green 101
I'm not the craftiest green diva, but I have been so inspired by some of my creative friends lately. Pinterest has become a visual buffet of craft porn and I've been having this urge to stop everything, run to Michael's for supplies and get creative with so much of the old stuff lying around here.
On Sep 25, 2012 04:23PM ET in Green 101
Article originally published at NREL’s Renewable Energy Project Finance website Think of it like Costco or Sam’s Club for purchasing solar photovolatics (PV). Some savvy folks in Oregon thought it would be a great idea to buy PV in bulk for their neighborhood to get a big volume discount and share the savings with neighbors. So [...]