Online Tool Calculates Dairies’ Environmental Footprint

Read the full story in Environmental Leader. An online tool to help dairies calculate their environmental footprint is being tested by producers, the Innovation Center for US Dairy says. Farm Smart currently focuses on voluntary self-assessment in four areas: energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality and water use. But future versions of the tool …

Pew Research: Public’s Knowledge of Science and Technology

The Pew Research Institute recently released a new report entitled Public's Knowledge of Science and Technology. From the press release: The public’s knowledge of science and technology varies widely across a range of questions on current topics and basic scientific concepts, according to a new quiz by the Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine. Click …

Secrets of scale: 6 steps to growing big quickly

Read the full story at GreenBiz. When Twitter turned 7 last month, I was struck by how rapidly many new things have become mainstream. Facebook, iPads, eBay, ready meals and all sorts of things that hardly existed 10 years ago are now part of our day-to-day lives. Yet this sort of rapid scale up is …

Why every company has a chemical footprint

Read the full story at GreenBiz. What is your company's chemical footprint? You may think this question does not apply to your organization because it doesn't use chemicals. Yet all products are made from chemicals. Chemicals are the building blocks of matter, which is what we make products from. Thus all companies use chemicals by …

Allegheny County Health Department (PA) 2012-2013 Environmental Poster Contest

Four students in grades 6-8 are winners in ACHD's 14th Annual Environmental Poster Contest, held each year in commemoration of Earth Day. The theme of this year’s contest was “Pollution Prevention Starts With You!” Students were asked to create 11"x17"posters that will show us what they can do to prevent pollution in their own home, …

ICYMI: The Good, Bad and Ugly on Earth Day 2013

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Hello. Sigh. Happy Earth Day. You'll forgive me if there's only so much enthusiasm I can generate for this event, the one day when people explicitly acknowledge and even celebrate the environment, and the day that loads and loads of companies explicitly attempt to capitalize on that acknowledgement and …

Earth Day and the polling of America, 2013

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Here’s the most noteworthy finding among the spring 2013 crop of surveys and polls on Americans’ environmental attitudes: “Millennials Pretend to Care About the Environment,” a headline from DDB’s most recent Life Style Study that concluded, “When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Millennials are talking the talk, but …