General Mills boosts eco-friendly grain Kernza – The Denver Post

By Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — A sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from food giant General Mills, which is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of the drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn’t need to be replanted every year. General Mills on Tuesday announced partnerships with […]

Green Building Leaders Advance 2020 Vision – Huffington Post

USGBC and GBCI are the innovators of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the most widely used and trusted green building program in the world. As the global leaders of the green building movement, we are looking to the future, which we see clearly through what we call our 2020 vision. With this vision, […]

Eco-friendly magazine won't be killing trees anymore | New York Post – New York Post

Rodale’s Organic Life won’t be contributing to the compost heap any longer. The eco-friendly lifestyle magazine said Friday its February/March issue will be its last in print as it switches to an all-digital format. The suspension of print after only 12 issues of the bimonthly title is a blow to Rodale Chief Executive Maria Rodale, […]

Instead Of Trump's Wall, Let's Build A Border Of Solar Panels | The … – Huffington Post

MEXICO CITY ― President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called for Mexico to build a wall between our countries. There is indeed a way that Mexico could create a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico, one constructed exclusively on the Mexican side, with substantial benefits for both countries and the planet: a solar border. Sunlight in the […]

Adidas unveils latest eco-friendly sneakers – Lifestyle – The Jakarta … – Jakarta Post

After manufacturing sneakers made of recycled ocean plastic, Adidas has unveiled the latest product in its Futurecraft series. The Futurecraft Biofabric sneakers are made of a fiber the company calls “biosteel”, which it claims to be a replication of natural silk. Adidas said it is the first shoe made with the stuff. Developed by German […]

This island is now powered almost entirely by solar energy – Washington Post

The new solar project on Ta’u. (Photo courtesy of SolarCity.) A small island in American Samoa is making the switch from diesel generators to 100 percent renewable energy. Ta’u, the easternmost of the Samoan islands, has just been equipped with a new microgrid with 1.4 megawatts of solar-generation capacity and six megawatt hours of battery storage. […]

How Sustainable Is It To Ditch Your Carnivorous Lifestyle? – Huffington Post

Even if you’re a carnivore at heart, you already know the argument for going vegan – it’s better for the animals, your health and the environment. While the first two are irrevocably true, a recent study published in Elementa, a journal on the science of the anthropocene, reveals that being vegan may not be as […]

Green building organization to host gatherings on affordable … – Charleston Post Courier

The state chapter of a group that promotes eco-friendly construction will hold a “charrette” in October in Charleston’s upper peninsula to help redesign a neighborhood resource center and will sponsor a forum in Columbia next month to discuss ways to implement new federal energy efficiency standards. U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina says it will […]

DNREC, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation to showcase sustainable landscaping project – Dover Post

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will host an event showcasing a sustainable landscaping project at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the foundation’s shipyard, 1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington. Featured speaker Sue Barton, associate professor and extension specialist at the University […]