Speak Up to Keep Your Sustainability Program Funding!

Via an e-mail from the NWF's Campus Ecology program. We are writing to ask for your help in reauthorizing the University Sustainability Program (USP) at the Department of Education. ┬áIt is part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which is set to expire this coming August. This is the only federal sustainability education …

Kickstarting: A Desktop Mill For Carving Your Own Circuit Boards

Read the full story at Fast Co.Design. 3-D printing seems limitless. You dream it, you build it. But mostly, 3-D printing is only good for making inert plastic shapes. What if you want to build whole, blinking, glowing, communicating gadgets? The Othermill, by Otherfab, is a desktop mill that wants to do for circuit boards …

Sustainable purchasing gets its own umbrella organization

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Literally dozens of organizations provide eco-guidance related to buying green products. What makes the Sustainable Purchasing Council (SPC) unique is its mission to help purchasing managers consider this process more holistically. SPC, which launches officially at a July meeting in Washington, D.C., didn't set out to create its own …

Carbon sequestration technique produces supergreen hydrogen fuel

Read the full story in R&D Magazine. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification. The team demonstrated, at a laboratory scale, a system that uses the acidity …

Webinar: Effective & Affordable Community-Based Social Marketing Strategies to Increase Recycling & Reduce Waste on Campus

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/282277609 Research shows that the most effective marketing initiatives aimed at changing behavior are carried out at the community level and involve direct contact with people. Marketing experts will walk through the steps involved in community-based social marketing (CBSM), discuss why this approach …

Reuse Design Challenge: Transform a Phone Book

Read the full story at Earth911. The Challenge We reached out to five of our favorite DIY/Craft bloggers and tasked them with a challenge: Create something new out of an old phone book. Where You Come In: Take a look at the inspiring and beautifully functional projects we received and cast your vote for your …