Archive | April, 2013

Top 10 Green Buildings

30 Apr

The Federal Center in Seattle

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently awarded ten buildings the supreme honor of being the Top 10 Green Buildings in the United States. These buildings were determined by the Committee on the Environment (COTE) to actively contribute more to their natural environment than deter from it. They do things like recycle wastewater and use […]

The Most Endangered Rivers

25 Apr

The Colorado River runs through the Grand Canyon.

Essentially everyone in this country knows that there are certain animals that are endangered and at risk for becoming extinct. They are protected in many ways, both in America and internationally, to keep them from dying off forever. But did you know that rivers can also be endangered? American Rivers recently released its annual list […]

Celebrating & Remembering Earth Day

23 Apr

Earth Day is about more than just planting trees; it's also about continuing the conversation about environmentalism and creating change.

Earth Day is something most people these days have heard of, whether or not they have celebrated it. But as we move into the future, protecting and sustaining the earth has become more important than ever. These days, many live each day like it is Earth Day, and for that we are grateful. But where […]

Washed-Up Birds in England

19 Apr

Hundreds of birds have washed ashore covered in an oily, sticky substance believed to be polyisobutene (PIB), leaving the birds sickened or dead.

A polyisobutene (PIB) spill has left hundreds of birds along the eastern and southern coasts of England sickened or dead, according to the Devon Wildlife Trust. The birds have washed up on beaches in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Looe covered in an oily and sticky substance that experts have deemed to be PIB. PIB is […]

Teaching Climate Change

13 Apr

It’s a sad thing to talk about, but it needs to be done: we need to teach our children about climate change, what causes it, and how to stop it. And now they will. New science education guidelines were adopted on Tuesday, April 9th that will teach American students about climate change. And though they […]

How to Reduce Food Waste in the Home

1 Apr

Did you know that America wastes a whopping 40 percent of its food? On average, a home produces 1.28 pounds of waste daily, making up 14% of the food that is actually purchased. Globally, about one-third of food produced are lost or wasted in production. Why reduce food waste in the home? For one, rotting […]