“New waste-to-energy plants could reduce methane emissions”

“When trash breaks down in a landfill, it releases methane, a potent global warming gas. When it’s burned, the gas is converted to energy. When compared to landfills, the climate benefits are significant.” https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/05/waste-to-energy-plants-could-slash-methane/

“Sacramento Buying California’s First All-Electric Garbage Truck”

Like electric car, electric trucks and even electric garbage trucks are quieter, more efficient and more sustainable than traditional vehicles. http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/06/13/sacramento-buying-californias-first-all-electric-garbage-truck/

“Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?”

The article focuses on the environmental impact of clothing choices. As we work to make sustainable clothing choices, remember the economic and social impacts of our decisions. Ensuring that workers receive reasonable wages and safe working conditions in… Read More

“If You Think Fighting Climate Change Will Be Expensive, Calculate the Cost of Letting It Happen”

It will be vastly more expensive in the long run, and even short term, to ignore the reality of climate change. It is better for everyone, as a whole economically and as individuals, for us to invest in… Read More

“Harvard Building Undergoes Ultra-Efficient Retrofit”

“The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) are using their own building for a prototype in what they are calling the HouseZero project. When the retrofit is… Read More

“Sustainable Water Infrastructure”

Water is essential to human survival and managing water infrastructure effectively and efficiently will be vital to sustainability. http://digital.waterworld.com/waterworld/201706?sub_id=svl2REFJEKB7&pg=NaN#pgNaN

“WIND TURBINE DESIGN AND POSITIONING CAN IMPROVE EFFICIENCY”

Boosting efficiency in wind turbines will allow for the capture of more energy which will help on our path towards a fully renewable and sustainable society. http://www.asce.org/magazine/20170315-wind-turbine-design-and-positioning-can-improve-efficiency/

“Harnessing energy from glass walls”

“Semi-transparent perovskite solar cells have been developed that could be great candidates for solar windows, say researchers.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170529142441.htm

“Wind Power Catches a Mountain Breeze”

Now, Carbon County is vying for a place at the forefront of America’s growing clean-power economy. Years after the last coal mine closed, the area’s new energy entrepreneurs see opportunity not down in the ground but up in… Read More

“How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific”

Health, food security and sustainability. There’s a lot to learn from this article. The approach could certainly be applied to situations around the world to find solutions that fit. https://theconversation.com/how-food-gardens-based-on-traditional-practice-can-improve-health-in-the-pacific-75858