Nike Accelerates 10 Materials Of The Future

Read the full story at FastCo.Design. Leather. Nylon. EVA foam. Knit polyester yarn. These are the materials of shoes today. But Nike wants to get in at the ground floor of the textiles (and the companies making the textiles) of tomorrow. You see, about 60% of the environmental impact from a pair of Nike shoes …

2013 Midwest Biochar Conference – Registration is open

Call for Posters The Midwest Biochar Conference call for posters is open until May 15, 2013.  Preference will be given to those who are not giving an oral presentation and who can be at the conference in person.  Space is limited to 20 posters. Vendors Vendor registration is open to organizations and individuals associated with …

Indianapolis Building First Empty-Ballpark Apartments

Read the full story in Governing. Some baseball fans like the sport so much they buy season tickets. But sports junkies in Indianapolis may be able to take their passion even further: Starting this summer, they’ll be able to live in a stadium. In August, workers will complete the process of converting the historic minor …

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a product of the U.S. Geological Survey's Core Science Analytics and Synthesis Program. BISON is an information system that allows users to access, explore, and download U.S. species occurrence data from participating data providers. What information does BISON offer? BISON offers and displays species occurrence data. The occurrences …

How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

Read the full story in Entrepreneur Magazine. Few companies consider the full spectrum of their environmental impact, says Anant Sundaram, a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University who teaches a course on business and climate change. A carbon footprint analysis can create a more complete picture and provide a blueprint for …

IIT wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, won first prize among small institutions in the Agency’s first Campus RainWorks Challenge. EPA created the challenge to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure. The student team will receive a $2,500 cash …