Posted on September 27, 2013 by Envirothink
If you’re a child of the 50’s, you’ll remember Ark Linkletter and his famous Kids say the Darndest Things! Young people see things differently, ideas and possibilities others don’t and take action to make them come alive.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: Art Linkletter, coral reefs, e-waste, Earth Force, environmental, Girl Scouts, Gloria Baron Prize, heroes, Jane Goodall Institute, Kids Say the Darndest Things, landfills, National Geographic Education Foundation, nautilus, plastic | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 26, 2013 by Envirothink
Solar energy is an integral part of our renewable energy game plan. Yet as useful as solar is, their efficiency has always seemed incredibly low. Who would consider 15-25 percent “good” if it were your electricity delivery?
Filed under: Renewable Energy | Tagged: Fraunhofer Institute, fraunhofer institute for solar energy systems, renewable energy, solar, solar array, solar energy, solar panels | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Envirothink
Most Americans have never visited Glacier National Park, which straddles northern Montana and southern Canada. Yet these beautiful ice-rock formations provide more than sixty five percent of the world’s fresh water – for drinking, irrigation, and for hydroelectric power.
The glaciers at Glacier National Park are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world, says Christopher White, author of the new book “THE MELTING WORLD: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers”.
Filed under: Call to Action, Climate Change | Tagged: carbon, Christopher White, climate change, Dan Fagre, Glacier National Park, glaciers, greenhouse gases, Himalayas, National Park Service, UN International Panel on Climate Change, USGS | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 20, 2013 by Envirothink
Recycling is great but the real idea is to create as little waste as possible. That’s the idea behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s WasteWise program, which helps organizations reduce or prevent waste headed to landfills, and practice sustainable materials management. This year’s winners aren’t the biggest corporations but are definitely companies making a big difference.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Environmental Protection Agency, kohl s, Kohl's, recycling, sierra nevada brewing, solid waste, sustainable materials, waste diversion, waste prevention, WasteWise | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 19, 2013 by Envirothink
Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t make a difference.
Though fairly new to the market, EcoScraps, manufacturer of chemical-free organic lawn and garden products made from fruit and vegetable waste, hasn’t wasted any time seeing how else to make a difference in the world.
As part of a company-wide commitment to global activism, the young company is sponsoring concert events for the upcoming Farm Aid 2013 and the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. EcoScraps has offered financial support for both events, and will be providing composting services to Farm Aid.
Filed under: Making a Difference | Tagged: closed loop, compost, Cotton On Project, EcoScraps, environment, Farm Aid, global activism, Global Citizen Festival, global community, Global Poverty Project, landfills, organic waste, poverty, saratoga performing arts center | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 18, 2013 by Envirothink
Photo by lusi, courtesy of rgbstock
I love gadgets, especially small ones. And though this one isn’t necessarily “green”, it’s so handy that I had to write about it. It solves one of life’s everyday annoyances and that alone makes it worthy of profiling.
We’ve all been there. When you’re in a hurry to get somewhere or to finish something, suddenly that darn zipper breaks!
At this point, many of us are tempted to throw something or mutter loudly at our bad luck. A broken zipper means a change of plans, sometimes expensive repairs and an all around annoying hassle. There’s a handy little gadget that will make all this disappear.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: broken zippers, FixnZip, gadgets, green, lifestyle, reuse | 1 Comment »