Giving Low-Income Families Access to Clean Energy and Efficiency

Read the full story from the Rocky Mountain Institute. In June, RMI—along with its partner organizations—launched eLab Leap in New York to identify the unmet needs and create solutions that empower and improve the lives of low-income communities and households in a clean energy future. Forty diverse groups joined eLab Leap's first meeting including low-income …

Comment on NAAEE’s draft guidelines for community engagement

The North American Association for Environmental Education and EE Capacity are in the process of developing a community engagement document  for the Guidelines for Excellence series. The draft document is available for download. When completed, this new set of guidelines will focus on how environmental educators can work successfully in communities to protect the environment and promote …

First Illinois City to Implement Curbside Organics Recycling Program

Read the full story in Waste360. Highland Park will become the first Illinois city to offer curbside recycling of mixed organic waste when it rolls out its opt-in, three-bin system in April 2016. The affluent Chicago suburb of about 9,000 residences is teaming with Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) to target food scraps during the yard waste …

Perch lets you turn nearly any device with a camera into a smart home security system

Read the full story from The Next Web. For home owners and renters alike, there are countless of gadgets that can help them remotely monitor their home through a smartphone. Perch, a new startup born out of the Samsung Accelerator program, wants to do away with useless hardware and let you turn a camera you may already own into …

What Companies Can Learn From Social Scalers

Read the full story in MIT Sloan Management Review. Many companies with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs are striving to scale their contribution to solving the world’s social problems such as poverty, environmental concerns, health — the list goes on. In this article, we describe what these companies can learn from a special breed of …

Webinar: Assessment and Treatment of Contaminated Sediments

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:00 PM ET (9:00 AM PT) Register at https://serdp-estcp.org/Tools-and-Training/Webinar-Series/10-29-2015 Webinar Topics  The Roles of Biology, Chemistry and Exposure in the Development of Resilient Remedies by Dr. Todd Bridges Remediation of contaminated sediments is a widespread, complex, and expensive national problem. Uncertainties regarding contaminant exposure processes play a significant role in driving …