Eleven teachers have been recognized by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the EPA and are the winners of the 2013 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.
As the need for renewable, cleaner, and cheaper energy continues to rise, landfill gas for renewable energy production will likely become a more common practice.
Wastewater sludge is a semi-solid material that accounts for 50 percent of operating costs and about 65 percent of environmental impact in order to purify the water. After being tested in 50 wastewater treatment plants in various countries, a new additive called LODOred may be able to purify the sludge more efficiently.
BlackGold Biofuels opened up a new facility in North Carolina, where wastewater will be converted into biofuel. Though it is common practice for cooking oils to be recycled into biofuels, transforming wastewater into biofuel is a more transient feat and not as common.
During today’s dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, President Bill Clinton mentioned that the new library has already obtained a platinum LEED certification, which makes the facility the first presidential library to achieve such a certification as a new construction.
The State Electronics Challenge has awarded the Ohio EPA a bronze recognition for its efforts in decreasing the environmental footprint of its computer equipment.
Smith’s “Thinking Green” initiative incorporates sustainable concepts into trade floor renovation and floor plan.
An elementary school in New Jersey has been named the winner of the third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition by the EPA.
For Earth Day, the National Park Service (NPS) released a status report on its Green Parks Plan. The report found parks have diverted 28 percent of municipal solid waste since 2007 thanks in part to a growing number of parks halting the sale of bottled water.
The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded more than 27 Sustainability Initiatives grant in the U.S. in 2012 and is already preparing for a “Greener” 2013.
Emerson’s Ovation expert control system provides flexible and accurate control of a powerful biomass gasification plant in France.
The EPA estimates that there are 141 million mobile devices at end-of-life, but only 11.7 of those will be recycled.
- By Steve Skurnac
- Apr 20, 2013
At Walmart’s Global Sustainability Milestone Meeting, it was announced that the company plans to be completely supplied by renewable energy by the end of 2020.
On April 21, Target will be giving away 1.5 million reusable bags to their customers as a way to celebrate Earth Day.
BASF will sponsor the second season of Sustainable Saturdays at Safeco Field with the Seattle Mariners. All-Star pitcher Felix Hernandez will challenge fans to ‘Strike Out the Landfill’.
Fat and oil used for cooking are often poured into sinks and cause buildup in drains and ultimately end up in sewer systems. This waste, called fatbergs in England, will be reused as energy at a fat-fueled power station in east London.
Cascades Moka facial tissue marks an extension to company’s growing line of sustainable, single-use paper products that eliminates chemical whitening and reduces 25 percent of its environmental impact.
In an effort to help launch their new sustainability program, the Kansas City Chiefs partnered with the EPA to hold a community-wide recycling drive at Arrowhead Stadium on April 20.
In a new European project, researchers are investigating how tires can be recycled and turned into synthetic fuels and other useful materials.
The latest report from the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) measures energy use and greenhouse gas emissions produced by water utilities.