Organic Landcare Solutions at Lewis & Clark College

Read the full post at EcoBiz. Founded in 1974, Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization that certifies farmers as well as landscape professionals nationwide.  Oregon Tilth actively promotes a more sustainable approach to landscaping via the Organic Landcare program.  Through examinations and extensive training, landscapers can become accredited as an Oregon Tilth Organic Landcare professional.  Periodically, the Organic Landcare program …

How Can Daycare Facilities Minimize Toxic Exposures?

Read the full response from the Pollution Prevention Resource Center. The question relates to facilities that provide temporary, drop-in day care for children, ages three to ten. The facility consists of: a mat zone (for jumping and tumbling), a snack area, general toys and books, an arts and craft area, and periodic trips to the …

A ‘Third Way’ to Fight Climate Change

Read the full opinion piece in the New York Times. Two options for dealing with climate change — reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a global agreement, and geoengineering proposals such as injecting sulfur into the stratosphere — tend to dominate current thinking. But there is a “third way” that is almost entirely neglected in political …

Water Scholars Website Launched

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) has announced a new website to coalesce the dozens of water scholars on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus. The website showcases Illinois research, education, and engagement programs integrated across four main categories of water-related “needs”: Adaptation to a changing climate and extreme weather events; Sustainable water, …

How Mars is greening pet food with bycatch and grain

Read the full story in GreenBiz. The United States is home to 85.8 million cats and 77.8 million dogs. They all have to eat. And that’s a problem — particularly when owners decide to feed their pets as if they were people. The environmental impact of pet food is big, although no one knows just how …

Beyond carbon: Emissions cuts the energy industry has missed

Read the full story in GreenBiz. As we enter the second half of the year, activity is picking up in advance of the United Nations' COP21 climate summit in Paris this December. China just released its “Intended Nationally Determined Contribution” to peak its carbon-dioxide emissions around 2030. And in June, six oil and gas majors …