The BP Blunder: Why We're all at Fault

It's easy, given the situation in the Gulf of Mexico, to point fingers at oil giant BP and chastise them for the utterly disgusting destruction being caused by their historic spill. Harder, however, is looking at our way of life in the industrialized world and considering how it has affected this ecological disaster. In part we are all to blame. Our reliance on oil cannot be underplayed as a major contributing factor in leading us towards disasters of this type. ... Read More

Keeping Cool and Keeping Green this Summer

Our first Video Blog post looks at some options for keeping cool in the summer, and their power use.  Is it better to go AC for a couple hours before you sleep, or to run a fan all night long? ... Read More

Pamela Anderson PETA Ad Banned- too sexist?

A new PETA ad featuring Pamela Anderson is causing some controversy this week.  The ad features the Baywatch star and Playboy model posing in a bikini, with her body marked with various parts corresp ... Read More
Issue #02
July 17, 2010

Paper vs Electronic Media

I had an interesting conversation today (thanks Vivien!) about the sustainability around electronic reading versus paper reading. It’s funny how most of us think about printing emails to read them as extremely wasteful… but what about the energy needed to create our computers, the electricity that runs them, and the reusability of electronic components? This topic lead me to see if any researchers have ever studied and compared print to electronic reading materials. ... Read More
Issue #02
July 17, 2010