We are all becoming aware of the accumulation of plastic, especially in the oceans. If we become proactive, we can reduce the number of disposable plastic that pose a threat to our ecosystems.
Permeable parking is an environmentally-friendly solution that's been growing in popularity for years, now. Rather than being solid, though, the pavement has small, breathable openings in it that allow water to slide through it, moving through the gravel and back into the soil more naturally.
Americans waste food to the tune of $144,000,000,000 each year. Some of the biggest contributors to this waste are restaurants and other food establishments.
Waste pollution is a global issue that has degraded our surroundings. Organizations such as hospitals emit hazardous wastes that ought to be managed safely.
Electric vehicles have been around for over a century, now, but they don't have the same kind of infrastructure that internal combustion vehicles do. And depending on where you're driving, you may not have charge stations anywhere around except at your own home, and maybe at one or two stores.
The news from the world of recycling can be grim, but there have been a number of successful innovations in the recycling world that are quietly fueling the dream of a circular economy. Consider these recycling success stories: Craig's Creamery Craig's Creamery, located on Noblehurst Farms, is a cooperative cheesemaking concern for several local dairies.
We all know, academically, that trees are being cut down and logged to produce dozens of different products every year. Everything from building frames, to furniture, to shipping pallets represents a strain on our forests, which are one of our best weapons for fighting climate change.
Sustainable housing is something more and more people are looking into as a way to minimize their impact on the environment. According to Intelligent Living, Mexican engineer Ramon Martin Espinosa Solis may have found a solution for creating a house.
Food recycling is a trend that's fast becoming best practice. On September 16, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the goal of reducing food loss and waste by half by the year 2030.
With over forty percent of its undergraduate students residing on campus, the large urban setting of the University of Maryland not far from the nation's capital makes a perfect laboratory for putting sustainability theory into practice. The Big Ten university, known for its legendary college basketball record, formidable research reputation, and strong academics, is located in College Park, MD and boasts roughly 41,000 undergrad and graduate students, and 14,000 faculty and staff.