Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | By Jason Zaworski | No Comments
Eco-friendly Holiday Talk Topics
Liven up your holiday debates with some earth-friendly topics:
- Is it TACKY to send Evites to a holiday party? If you’re hosting a life event (wedding, funeral), an online invitation may or may not be received well, but for a holiday party its perfectly acceptable and very green. Where do YOU draw the line?
- Which of YOUR family’s holiday decorations were most memorable? Chances are they were homemade. Make your ornaments from old greeting cards or cookie dough, garlands from strung popcorn or cranberries, wreaths from artificial greens and flowers, and potpourri from kitchen spices such as cinnamon and cloves.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | By EarthShare | No Comments
Green Quiz: Holiday Spending
The biggest shopping season would look much different if people chose to purchase goods and services that make a difference.
If all American households shifted just 20% of holiday spending to green purchases, how much money would be directed to the green economy?
A. $320 million
B. $750 million
C. $3 billion
D. $12 billion
Be one of the first three responders to email the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll win a green prize from EarthShare.
Monday, December 2, 2013 | By The Wilderness Society | No Comments
Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) announced on Dec. 3 that he will introduce a bill this month to designate central Colorado’s Browns Canyon as a national monument, with nearly half of that newly-protected land to be set aside as wilderness.
Monday, December 2, 2013 | By EarthShare | No Comments
Weathering the Storm: Building Resilience
During Hurricane Sandy when the Atlantic coast was getting blasted with wind, rain and extensive power outages, the campus of Princeton University disengaged from the failed regional electric grid and seamlessly continued providing heat and power through its on-campus power plant.
In the middle of a crisis, the university proved to be resilient to the shock of a severe weather event.
Princeton University wasn’t the only entity to weather the storm. While over 8 million people experienced power outages during and following Sandy, some communities, hospitals and buildings kept the lights on because they had access to combined heat and power (CHP) systems, also known as co-generation.…
Friday, November 29, 2013 | By Great Energy Challenge | No Comments
The Barents Sea, an Arctic shelf area north of Norway and Russia, is among the world’s richest fishing grounds, and its fish population is changing as the waters warm. Interest from the oil industry is increasing as well, setting up potential conflicts between oil exploration and fisheries. (See related interactive map: The Changing Arctic.
The Barents is home to the world’s largest stock of cod, with a sustainable catch of about 1 million tonnes (valued at about $2 billion) both for 2013 and 2014.…