Employees Take Corporate Sustainability Efforts Home, Study Says

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. Employees who participate in workplace sustainability programs are likely to promote sustainable practices at home, and encourage others to participate. And three out of four will make purchasing decisions based on a company’s environmentally-conscious practices, a new study finds. According to 2013 Gibbs & Soell, Sense & Sustainability …

Webinar: Emerging Contaminants: Threats to Great Lakes Water Quality

Thursday, April 4, 2013 3:30 pm CDT Register here. Join us on a webinar to learn about emerging contaminants threatening the Great Lakes, the sources of these contaminants, and how we can prevent contaminants from entering our water. Presenters and topics will include: Emerging Contaminants Threatening the Great Lakes – Ted Smith, U.S. Environmental Protection …

New Climate Science Educational Resources

Purdue University and the Indiana State Climate Office, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, have developed a comprehensive new resource for climate science instruction. Dynamics of Climate is appropriate to use in informal settings as well as classrooms. You are invited to register for Dynamics of Climate, a facilitator conference for implementing this …

Green Teacher webinar: “The Importance of Place in Climate Change Education”

Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) Register at http://placeinclimatechangeeducation.eventbrite.com/ Place is an important tool when teaching climate change. Connecting climate change and place makes the issue immediately relevant and personal. It includes not only educating students about the impacts in their place, but also taking them outside to observe and …

UGA discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere

Read the full story from the University of Georgia. Excess carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate power that leaves a smaller carbon footprint. Now, researchers at …

Record-Breaking 2011 Lake Erie Algae Bloom May Be Sign of Things to Come

Read the full story from the University of Michigan. The largest harmful algae bloom in Lake Erie's recorded history was likely caused by the confluence of changing farming practices and weather conditions that are expected to become more common in the future due to climate change. Rather than an isolated, one-time occurrence, Lake Erie's monumental …