It's been a while since my last Eco-Music Monday post, but I felt a blast from the past was needed today. First to remind us of how far we've progressed with environmental protection, secondly to keep in the forefront of our minds the continued work that needs to take place, and thirdly to serve as a … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”
While disparities in healthy food access persist in many urban areas, this group of young North Minneapolis food justice advocates are taking their message of urban gardening and healthy eating viral with this catchy rap song "Grow Food." Enjoy.
I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing while reducing waste plastic. Using an industrial process called extrusion, Conceptos Plasticos uses multilayered plastics, mixtures of different plastics and rubber to make quality construction … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic
World’s largest publicly owned oil company faces pressure to show concern about climate change. According to the Wall Street Journal, Exxon Mobil Corp. has been ramping up its lobbying of other energy companies to support a carbo tax. This makes a shift in the oil giant's approach to climate change as the industry faces growing … Continue reading Exxon Mobil pushes carbon tax
Fungi specimens collected by George Washington Carver in 1900 found at UW-Madison Herbarium
In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as, ARRA, the Recovery Act, or simply the stimulus). Through the Recovery Act, the Energy Department invested more than $31 billion to support a wide range of clean energy projects across the nation -- from investing in the smart grid and … Continue reading Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution
The "EPA did it's job..." these are the words of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Flint, Michigan lead-poisoned water crisis. State and local officials are rightfully to blame for what has happened in this community of just under 100,000 residents, which has been steadily losing nearly 50% of it's population … Continue reading When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint