Moving mountains for Earth’s sake at Caterpillar

Read the full story at GreenBiz. This week I spoke with Tim Lindsey, Global Director of Sustainable Development at Caterpillar. We discussed his career path, the culture of sustainability at Caterpillar, the company’s relationship with customers and suppliers, its remanufacturing division, its partnerships with Waste Management and the World Resources Institute and more.

Webinar: Environmental Sustainability and Behavioral Science: Meta-Analysis of Pro-environmental Behavior Experiments

Tuesday, May 7,  1-2 pm CDT Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6597474733924842752 There have been over 100 published psychological experiments that have attempted to get people to do the right thing for the environment. These experiments have covered many different kinds of behaviors (recycling, energy conservation, etc.) and have used many different ways of motivating people (incentives, information, …

DOE Wireless Metering Challenge

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office announced plans to issue a new Wireless Metering Challenge  to spur the development of low cost electric metering devices that can serve growing interest in panel level sub metering being seen throughout the commercial sector. According to a 2006 Federal Energy Management Program study, energy costs …

Today’s Google Doodle

Today's Google Doodle honors Maria Sibylla Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator who studied plants and insects and made detailed paintings about them. It's her 366th birthday today. The Christian Science Monitor has an excellent article about her life and the importance of her work. So why should we care about Merian all these centuries …

Campus Project Demonstrates How Recycling ‘Adds Up’

Read the full story at WOUB. Ohio University Campus Recycling has created a visual representation of how recyclable materials can add up over the course of just four weeks. The group is in the process of creating a giant sculpture at the former Howard Hall site comprised of four weeks' worth of recycled #1 and …

Wash U. to spend $30 million on energy conservation projects

Read the full story in the St. Louis Beacon. Washington University plans to spend $30 million on sustainability efforts over the next five years, a push that comes as the institution gears up to host a big meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. The university announced on Wednesday afternoon that it plans to spend $30 …

Music gives attention to environment issues

Read the full story at Fourth Estate. UW-Green Bay students and faculty joined in efforts to enforce daily environmentally friendly practices. Compartmentalized garbage bins, hydration stations and a charge for plastic bags at the Corner Store are just a couple of things being done to promote a green campus. At the Weidner Center for the …