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How can we live lightly on the Earth and save money at the same time?
Staff members at the Worldwatch Institute, a global environmental organization, share ideas
on how to GO GREEN and SAVE GREEN at home and at work.

See: 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

For more information,  see:  About Worldwatch


How are climate change, scarcer resources, population growth and other challenges reshaping society? From science to business to politics to living, our reporters track the high-stakes pursuit of a greener globe in a dialogue with experts and readers.

Access: Green - A blog about Energy and Environment from the New York Times
See also: Green Energy Reporter


Dr. Sabrina Spatari, assistant professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at CoE, and Alexander Stadel, civil, architectural and environmental engineering student, with the assistance of the Eastern Regional Research Center, led a Life Cycle study of winter barley ethanol, which resulted in a turnaround of the EPA’s proposed rule that would have banned winter barley ethanol’s certification as an “Advanced Bio­fuel.” Their work has helped winter barley ethanol receive a “green” rating.

Source: Who's Doing What, Drexelink, April 5, 2010

See also:

CIVE 790/380 – Life Cycle Assessment I- Intro and Conventional Process Model Approach


Dr. Richard Cairncross, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University,  is currently in El Salvador on a Fulbright Lectureship. He will be teaching a course on Renewable Energy at the University of El Salvador.  He has created this blog called Sustainability and Renewable Energy In El Salvador: A Blog of Experiences on a Fulbright Lectureship in El Salvador to showcase and highlight his experiences there.

See also: Professor Cairncross Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Teach Renewable Energy at the University of El Salvador


The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit research group with over 40 years of forecasting experience. The core of their work is identifying emerging trends and discontinuities that will transform global society and the global marketplace.

IFTF recently announced the release of The Greening of Health: The Convergence of Health and Sustainability

Excerpts from this Report: "Many scientists and public health practitioners recognize that environmental conditions have a dramatic effect on health, but the general public has only recently come to understand that this causal relationship affects their day-to-day lives. IFTF research reveals that we are now learning to link our personal health not only to our immediate environments but also to the larger ecologies in which we live. We are beginning to relate the sustainability of the planet to the sustainability of our health as never before. At IFTF, we call this movement Green Health."


EPA is working to educate consumers and others on why it is important to reuse and recycle electronics and what the options are for safe reuse and recycling of these products. State and local governments, manufacturers, and retailers, who are already aware of the pressing need to better manage these materials, are providing more opportunities to recycle and reuse this equipment. Many computer manufacturers, TV manufacturers, and electronics retailers offer some kind of take back program or sponsor recycling events. Many states have passed some sort of legislation to manage end-of-life electronics, and more are expected to follow suit.

See: eCycling


As part of its ongoing term focus on energy and sustainability, the Great Works Symposium will host guest lecturers on our historical and future reliance on coal, nuclear and oil on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Disque Hall room 108 (32nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets).

Bill Maguire, site vice president of Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station; David Sexton, vice president of business development for Sunoco, Inc.; and Ned Leonard, vice president of technology policy for the American Coalition for Clean Coal, are the guest speakers.

The lecture is free and open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit Energy Alternatives: http://www.drexel.edu/greatworks/.


The University Library Service is making a significant contribution to the sustainability aspirations of INSRV and the University. Summer 2009 saw a range of enhancements to several library buildings and the creation of effective learning spaces. More efficient working processes have also been introduced.

See:  Sustainable Libraries


John B. Carnett, PopSci's staff photographer, is using the latest green technology to build his dream home. This is the first entry in his new blog tracking the build--follow along at popsci.com/green-dream

See: Green Dream: A Solar Power Plant in Your Backyard


The mission of The Pelican Web is to collect and analyze knowledge on both obstacles and incentives for sustainable development and, specifically, integral human development; and to publish the monthly, free subscription, open access PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development. The e-journal provides a monthly digest on current research pursuant to enhancing human solidarity, environmental sustainability, democratic governance, supporting technologies, and both secular and religious non-violence.

See:The PelicanWeb's Journal of Sustainable Development and Knowledge Taxonomy and Links Database

with links to resources on sustainable development and many other subject areas.


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