ISRI, JASON Learning announce “Bigger Than the Bin” student video and poster contest

Read the full story in Recycling Today. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning, Ashburn, Virginia, are again inviting young filmmakers, artists and recycling advocates to participate in a contest to build awareness around the variety of items that can be recycled. The theme of this year’s contest is “Bigger than the …

Position Available: Sustainable Technology Coordinator, Oberlin College

Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Sustainable Technology Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist in the integration, development, and management of a campus-wide building energy operation system.   In addition, the successful candidate will assist in the further development and management of “Environmental Dashboard,” a novel technological system that provides community residents college students, …

Webinar: Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Water-Efficient Landscapes

Thu, Nov 5, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5583107110429314049 What motivates homeowners to adopt water-efficient landscape designs and irrigation practices? What obstacles must irrigation professionals and water providers overcome to move the needle towards more water-efficient choices? If you or your organization struggle to answer these questions, this EPA WaterSense and …

Competition in the Water Sector: Financing the Fourth Generation of Water Infrastructure

Read the full post at Financing Sustainable Water. What if your building, home or office, was also a water company that could enable innovative decentralized water management approaches? In the UK and Australia, changes to the water competition regime are enabling new companies to provide water services at an individual building scale, for neighborhoods and …

When are Recyclability and Zero Waste the Wrong Goals?

Read the full story at Waste360. For three thoughtful days recently in Indianapolis, my colleagues and I became immersed in the language, implications and policy challenges of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) evolving Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) initiative. Formally introduced back in 2009 in its publication “Sustainable Materials Management: the Road Ahead,” the EPA has …

New study finds endocrine disruptor enters the body via nail polish

Read the full story at Treehugger. See also the story in the Chicago Tribune. Find the abstract for the original study, published in Environment International, here. Painting your nails could expose you to a potentially toxic chemical, triphenyl phosphate, suspected of being an endocrine disruptor. A compound used as a plasticizer and furniture fire retardant, …