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Do you know the value of your city's sewage?

August 26, 2016 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Every day, cities generate huge amounts of sewage that, dumped into waterways with little or no treatment, causes pollution and threatens our health. But these waste streams are full of resources that could us meet our energy needs, grow more food, and create green jobs.[read more]

Know Your Sawdust - It Can Do So Much

August 25, 2016 by Dan Richfield

One of our goals as an urban sawmill is to use as much of a tree as possible, so we are very happy when sawdust is put to good use.  We produce a lot of excess sawdust and almost always have it available to the public at no cost.  Here are some great ways to use it and some info to keep in mind for your...[read more]

How Can Louisiana Build Back Smarter?

August 24, 2016 by The Dirt ASLA

Louisiana flooding / Los Angeles TimesThe flooding that hit Louisiana last week affected hundreds of thousands of people over 1,000 square miles. The intense storm claimed 13 lives, and some 30,000 needed to be rescued. Over 60,000 homes have been destroyed, and 100,000 have registered for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...[read more]

7 Ways to Save Energy On Your Home When Traveling

August 22, 2016 by Greenhouse Gnome

Planning a weekend getaway to the beach or a retreat to the mountains? Regardless of where or why you are going, there’s one thing you have to keep in mind: your home’s energy use while you’re away. Many travelers don’t know how to make their home more energy efficient while they’re gone, meaning they return home from...[read more]

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3 Innovations to Reduce the Impact of e-Waste & Landfills

August 18, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

As municipalities around the world struggle with waste management and an ever-growing amount of trash in landfills, new technology offers ways to biodegrade more products and to convert toxic methane gases into energy.[read more]

The Age Old Question: Does Green Power Cost More? Of Course (Not)

August 17, 2016 by GBIG Insight

Nobody likes paying more than they should. And my dad is a CPA, so this is definitely true for me, too.But this barrier is not unique to renewable electricity. The same expectation is true for most non-luxury goods and services.Yet I still hear the objections everywhere — from sophisticated investors to family friends — that solar and...[read more]

Troubled Waters: How Rio's Trash Problem Goes Far Beyond the Olympics

August 9, 2016 by Waste Dive

When athletes from around the world hit the waters of Guanabara Bay for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games this month, they will be competing amid garbage.It didn’t have to be this way.Despite seven years of planning and multiple ideas from waste professionals around the world, Rio de Janeiro has not solved the problem of trash in its waters...[read more]

Challenges to Implementing Green Streets for Stormwater Management

July 27, 2016 by Leda Marritz

Using green streets for stormwater management has become popular in many cities because they allow engineers, planners, and municipal officials to integrate water quality and regulatory compliance with pedestrian access, safety, traffic calming, multimodal transportation, enhanced community livability, urban greening, aesthetic...[read more]

Revitalizing Boise Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure

July 21, 2016 by Leda Marritz

Since 2009, the City of Boise has implemented 28 projects to revitalize historic downtown in a healthy and sustainable way. By adopting innovative and cost-effective solutions to long-standing challenges such as stormwater management and low tree canopy cover, Boise has emerged as a leader in green stormwater infrastructure.In the past,...[read more]

How utilizing EPA's Decision Support Tool can greatly improve waste management systems

July 15, 2016 by Waste Dive

As waste reduction and diversion become increasingly high priorities across the country, figuring out how to change the status quo can be challenging. Well-intentioned ideas may have unintended consequences, different technologies can be hard to compare, and what works for one city may not work for another.The Environmental Protection...[read more]

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How Leading Businesses are Reducing Their Dependence on Paper

July 15, 2016 by Anna Johansson

When you look at the most pervasive problems in business, the topic of sustainability must be near the top of the list. While many businesses preach sustainability, very few are actually doing what it takes to reduce their impact in one key area: paper.[read more]

Highways Can Help Pollinators Return to Health

July 14, 2016 by The Dirt ASLA

Compost-spreading tactics to encourage native plants that both control erosion and attract pollinators / CaltransIn the face of rapidly-declining bee populations, farms across the country are under threat. In California, officials are now pioneering new methods to boost the health of the honeybees and butterflies, according to a recent...[read more]