Judi Shils and Erin Schrode are the mother-daughter dynamos behind Teens Turning Green, which has helped thousands of high school and college/university students around the world organize around sustainability issues. TTG's marquis project is the "Project Green Challenge", a 30-day event each October that inspires participants and spreads the word about eco-consciousness.
With Thanksgiving coming up, we focus on what we're the most thankful for: the people in the food, water and energy fields helping us do better by the planet. From people teaching folks about the ills of the Keystone pipeline to the millions of people warning the EU about GMOs, this week we celebrate the people who speak out!
This week in honor of Veterans' Day we saluted veterans working in energy, water and food. Some of the week's biggest stories included the US/China climate accords, a call for a national food policy and the American solar boom. Check out your fall favorites at the farmers' market this weekend - we bet fresh, hot cider awaits!
Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist whom we first came to know after she appeared in the Emmy-winning climate doc Years of Living Dangerously. Her scientific know-how and engaging demeanor make for a winning combo as she reaches out to faith-based communities who haven't always been a part of the environmental movement.
Here's some good news this week: consumer demand for antibiotic-free meats is growing and climate-minded planning in Sandy's aftermath could help protect homes and cities in the future. We're talking resilience this week in Eco News!
Journalist Stephen Leahy's new book about water footprints is a great introduction to the mysterious world of virtual water. We recently asked him about how he became interested in water footprints, his suggestions for what readers can do and how his own water footprint measures up.
Happy Halloween! Check out a truly amazing array of sculptures featuring carved fruits and vegetables - and, appropriately for a day in costume, a hilarious video with the voice of "coal" featuring PBS's star painter Bob Ross!
Vice President Joe Biden (in)famously said that New York's LaGuardia Airport is in shambles. Imagine then the decrepit state of the less seen US infrastructure like the electrical grid, food distribution networks or clean water systems? Is it time for voters to make infrastructure a priority?
With Food Day on Friday, October 24th, this week there's a lot to say about food, especially when it comes to the the food, water and energy nexus. Whether it's algal blooms, wells running dry or falling gas prices, in this edition we can't talk about water or energy without mentioning agriculture.
Here's a common question: "Does pasture-raised beef have a low water footprint compared to industrial beef?" The answer: All beef has a high water footprint, but the sustainability of pasture-raised makes it a better choice.
GRACE's Peter Hanlon spoke with Thom Hartmann on his radio program about our recent blog post on the FDA's new fish and mercury consumption guidance, Consumer Reports' advice on the issue and how mercury gets into fish in the first place.
Will oil producers drill themselves into oblivion? #TurnipForWhat? How much water do we need to make wine in California? Let's ponder these and other questions in this week's food, water and energy Eco News!
The Obama Administration's ramp-up of fossil fuel exports is at odds with its push for a global climate deal. It also presents a real threat to our already strained water resources. Here's a sustainable solution: Integrated energy-water-climate policies that drive low-carbon, low-water technologies and initiatives.
Imagine the devastation if California agriculture was solely dependent on rainfall with no access to irrigation. Just because rain falls from the sky (or doesn't), it shouldn't be excluded from water footprints.
LED technology sure is feeling the love this month, isn't it? Earlier this week, three physicists won the Nobel Prize for their development of blue LED technology - if you're reading this on a smartphone, thank them. And here's the big puzzler of the week: fracking as cancer-fighter?!
We're thinking blue to think green this week in Eco News as we discovered just how much water it takes to grow an avocado - um, A LOT - and lightened up by watching Jeff Goldblum promote LED lightbulbs. It's been a good week for sustainable agriculture in the news, too.