A company specializing in Air Cars has recently landed a contract to use its vehicles at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The cars will be used to ferry passengers between departure gates instead of the usual golf cart-like vehicle that one normally sees buzzing around the departure concourse.
Studies have shown that a high quantity of fruits and vegetables in your diet, combined with exercise, a good night’s sleep and an aversion to smoking is a pretty simple recipe for a long and healthy life, though further studies suggest that most Americans are not interested in living well.
Space travel is seen by many as a luxury item in public policy. It is an extremely costly endeavor run purely for scientific purposes. However, researchers are close to making space travel a little easier, and a lot less reliant on fossil fuels to reach the final frontier.
The Internet has made services like the physical Yellow Pages pretty useless, however, as a sign of the unwillingness of society to move away from traditions of the past, the fine folks at Yellow Pages insist on sending out the phone book
The United Nations has declared 2005-2015 the International Decade for Water, as diminishing supplies of fresh water affect millions around the globe.
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.