Chicago stadiums shift toward making concessions greener

Read the full story in Redeye. Save for maybe Thanksgiving and the movie theater, there are few places people like to chow down more than ballparks, arenas and stadiums. Sports fans love to eat. It’s tradition. But when 22,000 Blackhawks fans gather for a game at the United Center, perhaps the furthest thing from their …

Worms in the kitchen: how food waste could be solved by the humble invertebrate

Read the full story in The Guardian. The lowly worm is responsible for some good news. Recent Stanford research shows that worms can eat small quantities of styrofoam. Mealworms are able to live on a diet of styrofoam without any health implications, researchers found. Microorganisms in their gut break down the plastic foam into carbon …

Last Flag of the 2015 Green Racing Season

Read the full post at the EERE Blog. The Petit Le Mans, a 10-hour endurance racecar competition held annually at the beginning of October, is known for being difficult, long, and (since 2006) “green.” It is also the culmination of the annual International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series, which determines the …

The Environmental Protection Agency’s TRI University Challenge

Through the 2016 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge, EPA is challenging the academic community to find innovative ways to use TRI data to promote more informed decision-making and action on the part of communities, manufacturers, and government. Visit the TRI University webpage to learn more about the challenge and past participants. The TRI program …

Building climate resilience in Native American communities

Read the full story in GreenBiz. In the Navajo Nation, electricity may be a fragile commodity as climate change intensifies. Other tribes in the United States face similar energy quandaries. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced Sept. 2 that it is requesting applications to co-fund renewable energy, energy efficiency and combined heat and power to …

The benefit of more electronics recycling? Try $10 billion

Read the full story in GreenBiz. The industry’s biggest computer hardware and gadget manufacturers have been pretty quiet about their commitments to accounting for natural capital — aka the environmental costs related to their business activities. That’s not to say they aren’t experimenting with recovery and reuse initiatives. Dell and Hewlett-Packard have been particularly innovative …