Wednesday, February 27, 2008

power, power, power

Hey everyone

- Has anyone noticed oil over $100? I know that alternative sources of energy account for about 2.5% of the total . But I bet if we put the money from those oil tax breaks and put them into technology for other sources of energy, we will be much more secure and profitable as a country.

- the "Greening the HS Campus" group met this past Friday Feb. 29 at 5PM in the Environmental Science building at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus. We spoke about waste issues around the local high schools and what the kids have proposed to do to reduce waste. Students and teachers from DePaul, Hubbard, Curie, Amundsen, Maine East, Von Stuben, Walter Payton, and Northside College Prep discussed plans for current and future audits and other programs limiting waste in our high schools. There is also a Greening the HS wikipage up and running so if you have some info to post, sign up and edit away! At the meeting, Shelby Childress from Maine East introduced us to goapes on wikispaces. It is a fantastic site. Check it out.

- Check out the emags (right margin =>) as they continue to update on a multitude of topics concerning our use of the planet in local and global terms.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Recycled Phone, Senator McCain and more


- Nokia has come out with a new phone using nothing but recycled parts correctly named Remade
- Prince Charles is stumping for rain forests
- A Fresh Squeeze has written a report about Micro-Housing to include information about companies such as Creative Lifestyle Homes and The Small House Society.
- The Sierra Club wrote a story wondering why Senator John McCain was the only one not to vote on an economic stimulus package that would increase environmental friendly business.
- Environmental News Network has continued its blanket coverage of environmental issues including the Nokia and Prince Charles stories!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

LEED Certified Housing and more

Hey everyone

A Fresh Squeeze has covered LEED certified housing and cleansing diets this week.

ENN has stories relating to the climate's impact on the poor, the United Nations report to India explaining the need for clean technology development and much more.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Carbon, carbon, carbon

Hey everyone

Carbon plants have been in the news quite a lot in the last couple of weeks and I thought I would pass along the info that I have been seeing.

ENN has reported that Citigroup, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley have set guidelines as to what types of coal fired plants they will fund. They are calling the the venture "The Carbon Principles."

The Chicago Sun Times has reported that the US Government has pulled out of a plan to create the country's largest clean coal plant located in Mattoon, IL.