$10,000 Prize and Publication for Best Essay about Sustainability

The Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a program of the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, has teamed with Creative Nonfiction magazine to create the $10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award. The award-winning essay, as well as other select submissions, will be published in a special "Human Face of Sustainability" issue …

Military Base Saves $300,000 with Composting

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. The US military composted 670 tons of food waste at its Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., in 2012, diverting the food from landfills and saving $300,000 in disposal costs, the base’s official newspaper The Northwest Guardian reports. Revenue and savings from the program support the base’s recycling as …

Webinar: Exploring the Toxics Release Inventory’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Information: A New Resource and a P2 Provider’s Perspective

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/269134136 Join the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for a free webinar: Exploring the Toxics Release Inventory’s Pollution Prevention Information:  A New Resource and a …

Fall 2012 National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE)

Download the document. This report presents the views of American citizens on the existence of global warming, including their reasons for belief or disbelief, with particular attention on the role played by recent notable weather and climate events, including severe drought conditions throughout large regions and the historic devastation of Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast. …

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Wins with Biochar

Read the full story at Triple Pundit. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is funding a fantastic biochar processing project through the NGOs Radio Lifeline and Black Earth Project in Rwanda. One of the lesser known and most underestimated renewable energy options, biochar is a process that breaks down biomass into a fertilizing substance that sequesters carbon, …

How NASA Scientists Are Turning L.A. Into One Big Climate-Change Lab

Read the full story at Atlantic Cities. Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and elsewhere are turning the entire Los Angeles metro region into a state-of-the-art climate laboratory. From the ridgeline [of Mount Wilson], they deploy a mechanical lung that senses airborne chemicals and a unique sunbeam analyzer that scans the skies …

NYC’s ‘90 by 50’ Plan Sets High Bar For CO2 Reduction

Read the full story at EarthTechling. New York is a city made of bold statements and gestures that are sometimes backed up by bold deeds. For this reason, the Big Apple is the focus of the Urban Green Council’s latest plan to reduce the CO2 emissions in the city by 90 percent by the year …