Monday, August 11, 2014

Western makes the Top 20, Green Energy style


The EPA has listed the highest purchasers of green energy among higher education institutions.  Western came in at #19.  Read all about it here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Something cheerful for the summer

Is this about sustainability?  I guess so.  And it's pretty.  Thanks to Carol Berry for pointing it out.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Natural Hazards Observer

The latest issue of the Natural Hazards Observer is up on the web.   Interesting article about Mexico versus United States on earthquake preparedness.  Guess who's doing better?  Pista: no es los Estados Unidos.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy (sustainable) Fourth of July!

Last year we celebrated Independence Day with a piece about sustainability being patriotic.  Here is a collection of quotes about conservation from U.S. presidents, from the Green Tie, at NAEM.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sustainability and business... making the connection

Interesting article by Heather Tallis at the Nature Conservancy, arguing that sustainability has to be tied to the economy or corporations and government won't take it seriously.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bring your own mug, worldwide


Last year Western Libraries sponsored an iniative to encourage people to bring their reusable mug to the library, because a huge chunk of the waste in our cans was paper coffee cups.  Good To Go is a bigger movement of the same kind.  Does that make us trend-setters?