Ford to accelerate waste reduction effort

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Ford is aiming for a 40 percent cut in the waste it sends to the landfill per vehicle produced by 2016 as part of a new five-year global waste reduction plan. Meeting the goal would see just 13.4 pounds (6.1 kilograms) per vehicle sent to the landfill between 2011 …

An Urban-Suburban Compromise to Revitalize a Buffalo Neighborhood

Read the full story at Atlantic Cities. A century ago, Buffalo's Hydraulics District, a manufacturing and warehouse area one mile from downtown, was booming. This was thanks in a large part to the Larkin Company, one of the nation's largest mail order retailers. But competition with the department store eventually proved too much. Larkin went bust in the …

Webinar: Green Chemistry and Sustainable Laboratory Practices

Tuesday March 12, 2013 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/170317398 Green chemistry is becoming as broad a term as sustainability.  How are those practices similar and different?  What can you do at the bench-scale in your laboratory to incorporate these concepts and practices?  Join us for discussion, case studies, and a wealth of tools and …

More on Divergent Paths to Human Progress

Read the full post by Andrew Revkin. The University of Illinois has posted a well-produced video of my talk there last October, titled “9 Billion People + 1 Earth = ?” It’s worth posting here given that this has been the central question shaping this blog since its inception. I explore many ideas, but focus …