We love green roofs! The idea, but more importantly the execution, of this environmentally beautifying technique is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Green roofs absorbs solar radiation and CO2, decreases storm-water runoff, gives shelter to animals that love the high altitude and gives people in planes a pretty view. Now why wouldn’t you want to plant a green roof if you can?
Click here to check out 8 beautiful rooftop gardens from around the world that are doing their part.
Having departed the Norwegian capital, Oslo, yesterday, Mr. Ban made his way to the Svalbard archipelago off the northern coast, where he visited research stations and met with scientists, who updated him on the latest science regarding ice-melting.
"Now is the time for decision-making," the Secretary-General stressed. "We must seal a deal in Copenhagen for a global, equitable and comprehensive deal for the future of humanity and the future of Planet Earth."
Instead of the mass quantities of greasy, unhealthy hot dogs, beer, popcorn and candy that is synonymous with sporting events, Yankee Stadium has officially taken a step into the health world!
Over the weekend a small fruit stand called "Farmer’s Market" was featured at the famous stadium where people were given a healthier option with less waste that the packaging that goes along with all the junk food normally consumed at games.
There is talk to place these fresh fruit stands at other stadiums around the country. We hope this idea takes off!
Click here for more info.
We are less than 100 days away from the crucial UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen! Leading up to this massively important conference, The United Nations has launched the "Seal the Deal" campaign.
The campaign is calling for millions of online signatures for a climate petition and launching the first-ever Global Climate Week as part of this campaign.
A new report from the Nature Conservancy sheds more light on the fact that climate change is a regional issue. Rural Midwestern states will face the greatest consequences of climate change, with Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa expected to face the steepest rise in temperature, according to the report.
These states get a massive portion of their income through farming, and with the predicted rise in temperatures by 2100, their soil will be significantly less productive and will devastate those states' economies.
Click here for an interactive map of the analysis.
We love that Dave Matthews Band has always been at the eco-friendly front of the music business. At their shows they always encourage their fans to carpool, divert waste from landfills and continue to reduce their carbon footprint.
This year, DMB is continuing that commitment to the environment with the So Much to Save campaign.
The Sierra Club released its annual list of the greenest colleges in the U.S.
The University of Colorado at Boulder topped the list. The top ten included two Pacific Northwest schools (UW-Seattle and Evergreen State College) and three University of California campuses (Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.
All the schools were judged on eight categories: efficiency, energy, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, and administration. How did your alma mater do?
The Australian senate passed a renewable energy law this week that will require 20 percent of the country's energy to be from renewable sources by 2020.
The target is comparable to the European Union's stated goal and exceeds those proposed by the U.S. Congress' American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES).
Many environmentalists and Green Party members remained skeptical, however, after Conservatives convinced the Australian government to classify coal seam methane gas - a coal mining waste product - as a renewable energy source.
We're very proud to announce that our Live Earth Films will be featured at this year's Sustainable LA Festival! The Downtown Film Festival in Los Angeles will hold its 4th annual Sustainable LA event this Thursday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re in the LA area this Thursday you should definitely head over to Sustainable LA to check it all out!
In addition to the speakers and various green-themed films, there will also be a really cool farmer’s market and product expo. But the best part is that all Sustainable L.A. events are free to the public!