Campus Food Waste Crusaders

Read the full post from Sustainable America. If you're in Illinois, be sure to check out ISTC's Green Lunchroom Challenge to reduce food waste in your K-12 school. Read ISTC's blog post for more information. The amount of food waste generated on college campuses might not cross every student’s mind as they rush through the …

Video: The Clean Power Plan Explained by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

On August 3, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement, the final Clean Power Plan is fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the fast-growing …

What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water

Read the full post at Ensia. There’s no way around it, the headlines are disturbing. And they come, not from tabloids or click-bait blogs, but from papers published in scientific journals. They describe fish and birds responding with altered behavior and reproductive systems to antidepressants, diabetes medication, and other psychoactive or hormonally active drugs at …

Minnesota enacts new agricultural buffer zone rules

Listen to the full story from Minnesota Public Radio. Minnesota is rolling out new, stricter standards for buffer zones strips of vegetation that keep some pollutants from washing off farm fields into waterways. Tom Weber checks in with John Jaschke on how these new standards will be implemented and enforced. They discuss how the DNR …

Green the Church National Summit, August 19-21, 2015, Chicago IL

The National Green the Church Summit will include three days of worship, discussion, and action. Join forces with folks from different denominations around the country who are committed to serving as good caretakers of our Earth. To register or view the agenda, visit http://www.greenforall.org/events.

EPA Statement on Colorado Data from Gold King Mine Release

To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, water quality samples were collected at numerous intervals beginning on Aug. 5, 2015.  Samples were taken prior to the plume’s arrival to establish a baseline for water quality comparisons. Each surface water sample was analyzed for 24 metals, including arsenic, …

Video: Net Zero Heroes – Saving Energy and Money at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Learn how wastewater treatment plants are saving and generating energy to help communities become more sustainable, protect against climate change, and save money. Wastewater treatment plants have always been on the front lines of protecting public health and the environment, now they’re Net Zero Heroes, leading the way to a more sustainable future. For more …