General Motors is undoubtedly in a troubling position at the moment. With bankruptcy filings imminent, if it hasn’t already happened, GM will have to make a big splash with new technology to remain a competitive organization. The Volt is a step in the right direction, but announcements this past week show that GM is still moving in the right direction.
Relieved you switched from plastic drinking bottles to plastic-free metal containers? A new study the Harvard School of Public Health announced May 21 will have you thanking yourself.
The most common “Green” program in place is recycling. When recycling was the only leg of the “being green” spectrum most institutions took it seriously. There is a national college recycling competition called Recycle Mania. Local institutions involved include: Arcadia, Drexel, St. Joes, Temple, UArts, and UPenn.
As a hotel offers an airport shuttle, they not only make traveling more convenient, they decrease auto emissions but putting more people in one vehicle. Most universities also offer a shuttle or transportation around and between campuses. For those with a larger commuter population they offer many other “green” commuter benefits.
In our region there are many institutions of higher education with “Green” policies. The three institutions that seem to have the most adaptable and most rapidly implementable programs are Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University. Each has a Sustainability Department with some level of authority in enforcing energy policy.
Literally? No. Figuratively? Absolutely. Kashmir is the creation of brothers, Alex and Stavros Vasiliadis. Native to Philadelphia, these two have been creating green, eco-friendly, and health conscious venues since 1992.
“Soda bottle”—the image you might first think of is a bottle of Coke. But the word “plant” probably conjures up far different thoughts, about trees, maybe a factory, or perhaps even your countertop flower pot,
The U.S. pavement industry is slowly starting down a more environmentally friendly road — and quite literally. Several companies have begun to switch over to green asphalt production in order to keep our country cooler. The newly adopted process keeps emissions down, though it is not as new an idea as many may think. And no, it’s not actually green, either.
Carbon dioxide is the most prevalent of the greenhouse gases. A by-product of coal plants, CO2 rises up into the atmosphere and traps heat from escaping our planet, thus contributing to global warming. The state of Pennsylvania is the third largest contributor to global warming in the U.S., and alone accounts for 1 percent of the world’s annual CO2 emissions.
Recent studies have determined that the state of Maine has been one of the worst contributors to global warming—not just nationally, but globally. Data taken from 1960 to 2005 indicate that Maine topped 114 of 184 countries in greenhouse gas production. International environmental group Greenpeace concluded that although Maine ranked just 30th among U.S.