The makings of the Urbana-to-Kickapoo rail trail

Read the full story in Smile Politely. For over twenty years, plans have been in the works to transform a 24.5 mile section of abandoned railroad between eastern Urbana and Kickapoo State Park into a recreational trail. Once completed, this trail would provide a safe place for Champaign and Vermilion County citizens to walk, run, …

Black Friday: News Articles about Early Openings Miss the Point

Read the full story in Triple Pundit. Nevertheless, with all the buzz over which retailer opens at what time, we need to remember that opening stores on Thanksgiving isn’t the problem, but only one indication of the problem. The real problem is the unsustainable culture of consumption where we “are being persuaded to spend money …

Georgetown Climate Center Seeking Applications from Government Entities (and NGOs Working with Government Entities) to Provide In-Kind Legal and Policy Support for State and Local Adaptation Projects

The Georgetown Climate Center (GCC), a non-partisan center at Georgetown University Law Center, is seeking applications to provide in-kind legal and policy support for state and local adaptation projects.  The GCC provides assistance to state and local communities that are preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change. Applications are being sought from …

Department of Interior to Host Seminar on National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaption Strategy on December 9, 2013, 12:15 – 1:15 PM EST

Join the Department of the Interior's Office of Policy Analysis on December 9, 2013 for their monthly speaker series, which will feature a discussion on the "National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Fish, Wildlife, and Plants." The National Climate Change Policy Advisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will describe how this new strategy …

EPA to Host Three-Part Webcast Series for State and Local Governments on Communications for Climate Programs – December 4, 11, and 18, 2013

EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy Program will host a three-part webcast series on communications on December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2013. This series will provide information on communication strategies and methods that state and local governments can use to ensure the ongoing success of climate and clean energy programs. The structure of the …

Cleveland Browns Roll Out New Food Waste-to-Energy System

Read the full story in Triple Pundit. The Cleveland Browns football franchise plans to showcase its food waste-to-energy system at a big home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 24. The new system, called Grind2Energy, is the first of its kind at any NFL stadium. It reclaims food scraps for conversion into renewable methane gas, …