Presentations from the Illinois Green Business Summit now available

Presentations from the 2013 Illinois Green Business Summit are now available on the event's web site. Page down to see the links. Summaries of session will be posted early next week and will be available through the Summit Line-Up Page. Content will be available when you click "Read more..." on each panel description on the …

EcoMOBILE

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. If you're not scared off by the acronym, the Ecosystems Mobile Outdoor Blended Immersive Learning Environment (EcoMOBILE) is a fabulous learning device. Developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with funding from the Institute of Education Sciences, EcoMOBILE is a fairly remarkable initiative that allows students …

WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities

WaterSense has developed WaterSense at Work, a compilation of water-efficiency best management practices, to help commercial and institutional facility owners and managers understand and better manage their water use. WaterSense at Work is designed to provide guidance to help establish an effective facility water management program and identify projects and practices that can reduce facility …

How Hasbro, Lego and Mattel stack up as green toy makers

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Think about the volume of toys manufactured each year. Millions upon millions of games, dolls, trinkets and other baubles are churned out for the entertainment of children around the world. As the titans that make them start considering their complete environmental footprints, they are making big strides in protecting …

‘Nature Is a Powerful Teacher’: The Educational Value of Going Outside

Read the full story in The Atlantic. Four years ago, the nurse at Boston's Young Achievers School was overwhelmed. Previously a middle school, Young Achievers had recently become a K-8 school and there was no appropriate space for recess. Instead, according to a teacher at the school, students spent recess in “a disorganized, cracked, muddy …

Three biochar research video presentation from Ithaka

On the heterogenety of biochar and consequences for representative sampling As biochar is extremely heterogeneous to use an adapted technique of sampling especially of industrial quantities of biochar is primordial. Thomas Bucheli introduced into sampling theory and comes up with highly performing sampling technique for biochar. Rarely such a dry matter of study with presented …