An anonymous $50,000 check marked the start of Prince's donations to climate change and clean energy causes. I had no idea that the artist so fondly associated with the color purple also had an affinity for the color green. We often learn things about people after their passing that make us admire them just a little … Continue reading The Purple one Had a Green Side: Prince & Clean Energy
How does your ideal energy mix differ from the actual mix of energy sources your suppliers uses to power your home?
Last October I was invited to join the It's Hot in Here radio team on WCBN 88.3 FM-Ann Arbor for a discussion about climate justice. The show kicked off discussing the disparities between developed and developing countries regarding who should be responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and who suffers most when no one does. We then discussed … Continue reading That time I was on the radio talking about #ClimateJustice
Check out Anheuser-Busch InBev detail their corporate responsibility and how they protect the environment. Reduced water use by 40% in the last 5 years Recycles 99.6% of solid waste from production and packaging Reduced GHGs by 39% 1 in 6 beers made from renewable fuels Employees volunteer to improve the environment
When my friends share with me the small steps they're taking to green their lives it makes me so happy. I'm not trying to make anyone a radical treehugger, because I'm surely not one. Instead, I believe we all have a responsibility to current and future inhabitants of Earth to do what we can to … Continue reading Friday Ecofriend Feature
Kansas City suburb, Overland Park, Kansas, will soon be home to a new Starbucks — but this one is different. It will be the first store in the area built entirely from reused shipping containers. The City of Overland Park initially rejected the plans, but after easing concerns of the planning staff and city council … Continue reading Starbucks “recycled” store coming to Kansas City Metro
It all came together... the green trifecta. I wore my 'go green' t-shirt, picked up a green cleaning supply kit, and I was driving a new hybrid. To top it off the weather was gorgeous! So needless to say I was feeling quite green! My t-shirt was designed and manufactured by Creative Verbiage, a t-shirt company … Continue reading My Green Day
For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. So if we're going to save the planet, and we believe that human activity is one of the causes of global climate change, then it makes sense that we begin changing cities and making them more sustainable. Check out this … Continue reading Saving the Earth with Sustainable Cities