Students Promote Sustainability in Theatre

Read the full story from Knox College. From sets to costumes to paperwork, the Knox College production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle is shining a spotlight on reducing waste and promoting sustainability -- in theatrical production as well as the larger community. A long-standing commitment to thrift means that Knox College theatre was …

Appalachian begins “zero waste” commitment

Read the full story from Appalachian State University. A “zero waste” commitment has begun at Appalachian State University with the goal of diverting 90 percent of all waste from landfill disposal by 2022. The university currently diverts 40 percent of its waste annually from a landfill by recycling, reducing and composting.  

Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Promote Energy Efficient Buildings

The Energy Department announced today the winners of the second annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges university teams to develop and present real-world business and technical solutions to cut energy waste and improve the efficiency commercial buildings across the country. The winners included the Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-Santa …

Does recycling cause you to consume more?

Read the full story at Mother Nature Network. A lot of eco-minded people will avoid purchasing items that they know will end up in the garbage. But do they also react in the opposite way by consuming more when they know that something will be recycled? That seems to be the indication from a study …

The engagement challenge: Can pledges change behavior?

Read the full story at GreenBiz. It’s a challenge for many sustainability executives – getting employees to move from thinking about environmental sustainability issues to taking action. It’s the same for our nation’s mayors as well as they seek to challenge their residents to conserve water and energy, and protect local ecosystems. That’s why we’ve …

DOE helps manufacturers find millions in hidden energy savings

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Manufacturing plants are ripe for energy improvements, but company efforts can stall without a proper analysis of facilities to figure out where best to focus. For the last few years, the U.S. Department of Energy has helped numerous U.S. companies analyze and reduce their energy use through its Better …