Category: SUSTAINABILITY

Organic Solar Cells

Harvard Crowd-Sources Organic Solar Cell Research Project (via Clean Technica) A crowd-sourced solar cell research initiative at Harvard University called the Clean Energy Project is about to get a big boost: the initiative, which has relied on a network of…

Ancient Amazonian Farming Technique

An Ancient Amazonian Farming Technique Could Help Save the Rain Forest (via Planetsave)     [Updated post] A team of archeologists investigating a savanna region bordering the Amazon Rain Forest has found more conclusive evidence that a low-impact farming technique…

Vertical Farming

Vertical, Hydroponic Farming the Future of Farming? (via Clean Technica)  This interesting piece below is on a topic we don’t cover much here on CleanTechnica — farming (in particular, vertical and hydroponic farming) — but it seems like a good…

Affordable Biofuel

Food Waste Could Create Hydrogen Fuel (via Gas 2.0) The world of the 21st century faces some incredibly daunting challenges that, unless dealt with soon, may eventually reach the point of no return. Overpopulation, water shortages, and climate change is…

In the News

Solar News Roundup (via Clean Technica)   Some more solar energy news from around the net to wrap up the week: SolarCity & Clean Currents have teamed up to offer fixed-price Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for solar power with as little as…

Corporate Lessons Learned

10 Lessons from 11 Business Sustainability Journeys (via Global Warming is Real) There are many valuable lessons to be learned by reviewing the ways companies relate to sustainability. An increasing number of companies around the world are engaging major sustainability…

Sustainability’s Neglected Frontier

Sustainability’The Young and the Entrepreneurial (via Ecopreneurist) This post by Andrea Learned was originally published on April 9, 2012 on HuffingtonPost  Where should we be looking for sustainable business change today? Perhaps it should not be toward the usual corporate suspects,…

An Act of Green

Get Schooled on Sustainability, Add an Act of Green (via sustainablog) Via SpringofSustainability.com, presented by The Shift Network and Sustainable World Coalition. By Peggy Duvette One billion is a big number. But it’s not unreachable. Earth Day Network is collecting…

Calculating Your Water Footprint

The Importance of Calculating Your Water Footprint (via sustainablog) If you consider yourself eco-minded, then you’re probably comfortable bandying about words like carbon footprint, solar panels and electric cars. “Water footprint” should be part of your green vocabulary as well.…

Young People Tire of Old Economic Models

ethicalmarkets.com – At the recent United Nations conference on “gross national happiness,” a scattering of young participants looked on with a clear sense of urgency as mainly graying dignitaries, economists, scholars and others pondered ways to gauge progress that go…