Professor takes zeal for biodiesel on the road

Read the full story in the Eugene (OR) Register-Guard. David Hackleman won't be the first person to drive across the country using nothing but pure biodiesel, but he might be the first one to do it with a clarinet. The instrument is one way the Oregon State University chemical engineering professor will pass the time …

Canada's trucking industry unveils clean air plan

Read the full story at eTrucker.com. The Canadian Trucking Alliance, a federation of Canada’s provincial trucking associations, last week unveiled a 14-point plan to drastically reduce smog and greenhouse gas emissions. According to CTA, enacting the measures would yield the air quality equivalent of removing more than 200,000 trucks from the road.

Biodiesel puts on a suit: Fuel-heavy industries are turning to an alternative

Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle. Biodiesel used to look more like a hobby than a business. It attracted a passionate following among environmentalists and people worried about the world's dependence on petroleum. They made biodiesel in small batches and burned it in their diesel-engine Volkswagens and Mercedes. It remained far from …

Keene High students lobby for biodiesel in buses — and win

Read the full story in the Manchester Union-Leader. After months of pressing Laidlaw International to consider switching to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel in their Keene school buses, high school seniors Leeanne Hamel and Alex Ramsay finally received word that the company would investigate making the change.

Youth Venture/Youth Service America Program

The Youth Venture/Youth Service America (YSA) Program is providing up to $1,000 in start-up funds for young people to create sustainable projects for National and Global Youth Service Day 2007, April 20-22. Thirty awards of up to $1,000 in start-up funds are available to young people (ages 12-20) who want to create new, sustainable, and …

The Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation

The Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation is presented to three nonprofit organizations annually in recognition of innovative, existing programs that have made a difference in the lives of the people served. The selected programs must exemplify innovation by demonstrating new dimensions or standards of performance. The Award is accompanied by a first place …