Imagine you're building a home. What if you could design it so your electric bill was next to nothing, but the home would cost you 10 percent more upfront? Would it be worth it to you? For Jennifer and Sloan Ritchie, residents of Seattle's first certified Passive House, the answer was a resounding, "Yes!"
On May 19th, students from James Madison High School presented their sustainable design projects at the Union Square Green Energy Fair, sponsored by GrowNYC and ConEdison. We talked with their teacher Maggie Belizaire and Environmental Education Coordinator Mike Zamm about the students and their visions for a sustainable future.
The next installment of Our Heroes: "Know Your Waterkeeper" is with Riverkeeper President and Hudson Riverkeeper Paul Gallay. Find out what his oddest moment as a Riverkeeper has been. [HINT: it involves a tattoo!]
Climate change, global warming and weather all impact each other but they aren't the same things. Read about the difference and find out how they're all making droughts and floods worse.
A person might wonder how images of a bunch of mirrors in a desert would yield beautiful - and important - photography. Welcome to the work of Jamey Stillings and his online exhibit of photos at the Forward Thinking Museum of the ongoing construction of the Ivanpah Solar project in the Mojave Desert.
Water is a theme that runs through all forms of popular culture, from books to myths to Hollywood and international films, with a growing number of shorter video pieces posted online at YouTube and similar sites. Peter Gleick went to the trouble of assembling a list of movies that feature water as a theme, either in the background or a main theme. It's a great way to look at movies.
We Ecocentric bloggers were dismayed when the New York Times closed the Green blog because most mornings began with a visit there as we produced our curated Eco News. If the Green blog and environmental reporting aren't deemed essential at the Times, then what is?
From December 7 - 9, Food+Tech Connect, GRACE Communications and Applegate are bringing together technologists, entrepreneurs, creatives, policy experts, non-profit leaders and industry executives for Hack//Meat, the first-ever "meat hackathon" in New York City.
On overview of a now legendary New York area sustainable food hackathon.
The USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass, a new digital report detailing USDA support for local and regional food projects between 2009 - 2011, includes interactive maps, data sets, photos, video content and business and community case studies.
Sally Reuther, CEO of Annapolis Hybrid Marine, sells electric marine motors and educates people about the benefits of electric propulsion in her efforts to make the Chesapeake Bay swimmable again.
On Dec. 4, 2011, 120 designers, data scientists, developers, marketing professionals, food policy experts, and USDA employees took on the farm bill.
On December 3, Food + Tech Connect and GoJee are hosting the Farm Bill Hackathon, bringing together food/ag experts, technologists, designers, policy makers and data specialists to develop tools and visualizations that can be used to help better understand how the farm bill impacts our lives.
Just five years ago, director Chris Paine asked "Who Killed the Electric Car?" With his new film, "Revenge of the Electric Car," we get the inside story of how the EV has been reborn.
It’s World Water Week and this year’s theme is "Responding to Global Changes-Water in an Urbanising World." Here are a few examples of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure issues.
When you think about renewable energy you probably don't think about burning trash but Covanta Energy wants New York State to include Waste-to-Energy in its Renewable Portfolio Standard.