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Sustainability

I posted a link a few months ago Jack Johnson’s 3R’s Video which is excellent to introduce the concept of Sustainability and the 3R’s of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle. 68 more words

Design And Technology

Do You Know Your Carbon Footprint?

By: Bessie Weisman, Sustainability Coordinator, LIU Post
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a nifty tool on its website to calculate your household’s carbon footprint. 334 more words

LIU Post

What is the carbon footprint of drinking alcohol, and how can we reduce it?

Food miles for fruit and vegetables are widely discussed, but few people have the same perception of alcohol miles. Alcoholic drinks consumed in Britain have been calculated to be equivalent to 1.5% of the UK’s total carbon emissions, through growing crops, preparing the product, packaging, transporting, cooling and consuming. 1,333 more words

Reducing Waste

Moroccan Pumpkin and Lentil Stew

Part of the fall CSA box had many different winter squashes and it’s time to make something from one of them. In researching the environmental footprint of this recipe I learned a lot about lentils.This was a recipe that was tasty and fun to research it’s origins. 767 more words

Environment

Paris Has Turned the Eiffel Tower Into a Wind Energy Machine

Just how serious is Paris about cutting the City of Light’s carbon footprint? Serious enough to install two wind turbines on the iconic Eiffel Tower. 158 more words

Science

Ask These Sea Lion Pups if THEY Think Global Warming Is Real

Baby sea lions are being stranded and beached by the hundreds off of the West Coast.  Rising ocean temperatures are thought to be the culprit, disrupting their prey’s normal range and causing them to either swim into deeper waters or farther away from the shores.  938 more words

Wildlife Conservation

Your Kids Have Allergies? Maybe Your Dishes Are Too Clean

(WTNH) I’ve been thinking about automatic dishwashers lately.  I know, I lead a wild and crazy life, right?  Well as it happens, dishwashers happen to be in the news today; not pertaining to my thoughts — I’ll get to that in a minute — but about what using dishwashers could mean to the health of your children. 418 more words

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