Saving Native Species with Green Roofs

Read the full story from National Geographic. Green roofs have been touted as a means of saving energy, improving water management and expanding natural space within urban environments. Can they also help save native plants? National Geographic grantee Clark DeLong is working to answer that question, particularly with regard to species in the U.S. mid-Atlantic …

Elegant Green Roof Biomass Building Slashes School Energy Bill

Read the full post at Archetizer. The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, has made an undeniably compelling case for biomass energy. By replacing its outdated oil-burning boiler with a squeaky clean wood-chip biomass burner, the boarding school has reduced its winter energy bill by $350,000 and slashed its carbon footprint between 35% and 45%. Not …

Companies Increasingly ‘Pursue Triple Bottom Line’

Read the full story at Environmental Leader. Echoing the growth in corporate social responsibility reporting, a growing number of mostly small- and medium-sized companies are taking environmental and social stewardship further and becoming benefit corporations — companies that are legally bound to have a positive effect on society — according to a report by Worldwatch Institute.

“Industrial Matchmaker” Repurposes Discarded Byproducts

Read the full story at GreenSource. If you thought you knew a little bit about repurposing things that might otherwise be seen as waste, you may find you still have a lot to learn – unless you’ve already been reusing things like pole vault crash pads, of course. That’s right, and weren’t you wondering what …