I agreed to help Gwen Schantz move some soil. It weighed 1.2 million lbs and had to be hoisted atop a seven-story building in NYC.
So why didn't National Vampire Awareness Day catch on? The promising holiday - dedicated to energy conservation, not blood suckers - lasted just one year, on October 30, 2008.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.
Ecocentric returns to the Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop farm, to take in the view and catch up with co-founder Gwen Schantz. Check out the interview to hear her thoughts about roofs, urban ag and future plans.
Matthew Damon and his business partner have taken their home energy efficiency start-up - Penobscot Home Performance - and created a thriving green business in Maine.
Why do we know so much about the supply chain and so little about the removal chain? TrashTrack focuses on how pervasive technologies can expose the challenges of waste management and sustainability.
Last year for Earth Day I asked Congress for a U.S. Energy Policy with far greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewables. All I got was socks. Again.
The USPS has a set of 16 Go Green forever stamps with tips designed to encourage people to live a more sustainable life. This is the latest Postal Service effort to green up their act and curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Let’s take the opportunities that recent natural disasters present and redefine our exceptionalism. Let’s build a sustainable future that can withstand uncertainties.
"When I started, I was sure I would save the college at least my salary," Almashy said. "After I was in the position for a little while, I realized I could save the college the equivalent of my salary every week, at least for the first few years."
Over at GOOD magazine, July's 30-day Challenge is to Waste Less. (Twitter hashtag: #30daysofgood) Here at GRACE, we've been having a great time checking out the the GOOD staff updates and the responses to the questions they've been putting to their readers.
Ain't afraid of no ghosts? Consider phantom power drains, the appliances we leave plugged in while we're not using them. Cable boxes alone cost Americans over $3 billion a year in energy bills but don't freak out -- there's something you can do.
For years inventors have looked towards biomimicry, the study of nature to solve human problems, to design a wide range of products. Now the science is being embraced by the clean energy industry.
Earth-friendly gifts can include upcycling and regifting, as well as non-consumables like service and donations. Here's some ideas for green, meaningful gifts.
Ecocentric's Kyle Rabin is moderating a panel at the Brooklyn Food Conference today on the interrelated nature of food, water and energy systems, so we thought we'd share some facts with our readers who aren't able to attend.
The Brattle Group, Nov 2011