NWF Campus Ecology Fellows

NWF’s Campus Ecology Fellows confront global warming on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on global warming impacts and solutions. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students working with other members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help reverse global warming on campus …

Chicago Challenges Offices to Go Green

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched round three of the Chicago Green Office Challenge. The Green Office Challenge is a competition among local businesses to reduce energy, water, and waste while saving money. The activities should contribute to meeting the goals of the Challenge: to cut energy, water and …

Are Oysters Doomed?

Read the full story in Slate. Behind the counter at Seattle’s Taylor Shellfish Market, a brawny guy with a goatee pries open kumamoto, virginica, and shigoku oysters as easily as other men pop beer cans. David Leck is a national oyster shucking champion who opened and plated a dozen of them in just over a …

How genuine are ‘natural’ labeled products?

Read the full story in the Dominion Post. Focus on New Zealand products, but the same principle applies in the United States. But with the proliferation of eco products has come a surge in vague green claims. The problem is distinguishing the genuine from the dodgy. And can a cleaning product ever really be environmentally …

Daylighting in NYC Could Save 160 Megawatts

Read the full post at GreenTech Efficiency. Falling prices and changes to building codes are changing how the Big Apple thinks about office lighting. New building codes are making New York a potential beacon for daylight harvesting (using daylight to offset electricity usage) according to a recent study from Green Light New York, a nonprofit …