Wind-Powered Electric Guitars? Sub Pop Records Goes Green

Via Treehugger. Sub Pop Records has always been on the cutting edge of the music industry, discovering and giving rise to bands like Nirvana, Iron and Wine and The Shins. They've taken a step further, greening their operations by buying enough Green-e certified Green Tags (also known as renewable energy credits) from the Bonneville Environmental …

Dwell Magazine: "Green Goes Mainstream"

Via Treehugger. The good folks over at PrarieMod got their hands on an early copy of Dwell's September issue, and it's bursting with sustainable content. Among others, the "Green Goes Mainstream" issue features Cameron Sinclair's "Design You Give a Damn", Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart's Cradle to Cradle, and is even printed on recycled paper. …

Sustainable Products Roundup

Another week, another sustainable product roundup. Earthshell's Biodegradable Tableware (read the full post at sustainablog) The plates and bowls are made from limestone; natural starches from potatoes and corn; fiber; biodegradeable/compostable coatings; water.A person using these items can rinse them off and throw them in the compost pile. Equally impressive is the life cycle of …

A Model for Business Sustainability

Via sustainablog. How do we convince business people who aren't otherwise environmentally-conscious to green their operations? We show them the money they can save by investing in efficiency and waste reduction. Many of us have been preaching some form of the line for quite some time. Some businesses get it, while others write off such …

Reid Announces Renewable Energy Schools Act

Via sustainablog. As a big fan of bringing renewable energy technology to schools for both clean energy production and educational opportunities, I was very glad to read that my former Senator Harry Reid is proposing legislation that would allow school districts in Nevada and five other Western states to issue no-interest bonds for building renewable …

St. Louis #7 for LEED-Certified Buildings

Read the full post at sustainablog. I've touched on the growth of green building in St. Louis on a number of occasions, but was pleasantly surprised to find out that we're a "top 10" city in terms of the number of projects. According to an article in this morning's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, we rank #7 …