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The Evolution of Green Construction

The homes we live in create a huge carbon debt before the proud new owners ever cross the threshold. But even worse is the fact that they are built in such a way that they will continue to do harm once they are inhabited, thanks to inadequate insulation that leaves homeowners cranking the heat and AC, not to mention a complete lack of sustainable energy options. Luckily, there is a bright spot on the horizon, and it comes in the form of green construction.

November 22nd

Educating the Green IT Workforce of Tomorrow

Both computer and green technologies are advancing at a steady clip, and there’s no reason they must do so independently. The problem is that many technological fields don’t really take the environment into account when training students for the career path ahead of them.

November 8th

Webinar Recap: How Businesses Can Reduce Single Use Plastics

For businesses, communities, citizen groups, and the health of our ecosystems, it’s a moral imperative that we reduce our use of single use plastics. They require the extraction of fossil fuels and the processing of petroleum, transportation across thousands of miles, and then they’re in use for 1-5 minutes and last a thousand years or more. They leach chemicals that can end up in our food, and wildlife mistakes plastic bags for potential prey items like jellyfish, and end up ingesting them.

June 11th

What is the True Cost of Gasoline?

What is the real cost of any commodity? It’s never accurate. Most times costs only include payment for the human aspects of products and services. We pay nowhere close to the real cost of environmentally intensive products like- gasoline, precious metals, plastics etc. Rarely do models cover the cost of ecological services, regeneration, pollution, health effects and other environmental degradation.

June 29th