The Center for Green Schools at USGBC Launches Global Coalition for Green Schools

Read the full story from the U.S. Green Building Council. Today, at the Greenbuild Conference & Expo International Summit, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with the World Green Building Council (WGBC) announced the 29 founding members of the Global Coalition for Green Schools. The Global Coalition …

How to make energy efficiency an easy sell

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective, easy and rapid ways to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Efficiency gains can be measured through software tools, sensor networks and predictive analytics. Yet when you talk to people in the efficiency industry, they invariably complain that people don't pay attention …

Impact Award: Beyond a Personal Commitment

Via the University of California Santa Cruz. Reducing waste for the Chancellor's Sustainability Challenge requires building awareness and educating yourself and others. The Chancellor is sponsoring an Impact Award, which includes a cash prize of up to $300 and recognition by the Chancellor for implementing a project or experience that raise awareness about the need …

NOAA internet tool provides unique access to environmental data

NOAA today unveiled the beta version of "NOAA View," an online educational tool that gives educators and the public interactive access to NOAA environmental data, enabling unique views of the world's oceans, land, atmosphere, cryosphere and climate. The NOAA View imagery portal provides a single point for experiencing NOAA data, including environmental information captured by …

Critical Aspects of EPA’s IRIS Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic: Interim Report

Download the document. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program develops toxicologic assessments of environmental contaminants. IRIS assessments provide hazard identification and dose-response assessment information. The information is then used in conjunction with exposure information to characterize risks to public health and may be used in risk-based decisionmaking, in regulatory …

All 250,000 NYC Street Lights Will Be Replaced with Energy-Efficient LEDs by 2017

Read the news release from the City of New York. Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced all 250,000 standard street light fixtures in New York City will be replaced with energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (LED) by 2017, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. The Administration’s comprehensive, long-term sustainability program – PlaNYC – aims to …