Friday, December 30, 2011

Recycling Holiday Decorations

Hi Everyone!

Here is a small article on some idea on how to dispose of your Holiday decorations in a Green way! Perhaps we can get some of these ideas going in our location.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Hi Everyone!

Here is a article on an amazing biologist, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, who is trying to get cognitive neuroscientists to research the brain's reaction to observing the ocean. He believes, "More data on rising sea temperatures or plastic pollution or disappearing creatures won’t do anything for ocean conservation. Instead, we need to study our own minds." From observing people's reactions of calm while they view the ocean, he feels it may be similiar to what happens to the brain when we meditate. He wants to combine neuroscience with conservation and call it "neuro-conservation."

Check out his idea of passing along Blue Marbles to everyone on his website.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Documentary: Tapped

Hi Everyone...

One of my students recommended this documentary "Tapped" and it is AWESOME! It explains where the major bottled water distributors are getting the water, the difference in quality requirements, the consequences of the plastic in the bottles to our health and to the environment and what can be done about these concerns.

Please pass this along to others and consider getting a water filtration system for your tap water and using safe containers.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

24 Hours of Reality

Hi Everyone!

As I’m finishing the final touches of your Sustainability Asgn in my office I was hearing former Vice President Al Gore’s voice? Literally! Ah oh! LOL! Actually, too funny, the tv outside my office had Al Gore on Talk of the Nation! What a coincidence!

So I went & searched on WKCC and they were playing Talk to the Nation and Al Gore was a guest!

If you go to this link you will be able to listen to it at approximately 5pm our time.

Also, I was not aware until just now…today starting at 7pm through tomorrow (for 24 hrs) they will host 24 presenters in 24 Time Zones in 13 Languages with 1 message! It is streamed on the link below! Check it out at some point.

I also was not sure if you have seen our link on the KCC website on our Sustainability efforts and wanted to provide it for you.

Here is a link to our Sustainability Center in the LRC.

Here is a link to our Renewable Energy Technology program…scroll down to Specialized Tracks.

Here is a blog on our KCC website on Green Foods.

Take a look at these link as much as you can!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Green Car Show

Hi Everyone!

Naperville is having a Green Car Show next Tues (Aug 30th) from 3-8pm. You can try the cars on the track! They will also discuss the Green Fuel Depot which will be opening in Naperville on Oct 27th.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Governor Signs New Law

Hi Everyone!

Governor Quinn just signed a law which allows more electronic equipment to be recycled. Computer Keyboards, VCRs, portable music devices etc can now be recycled. The new law will also increase e-industry jobs, increases manufacturer's recycling products to 40% and raises fines from violations from $1,000 to $7,000.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Saving the Spirit Bear

Hi Everyone!

National Geographic's cover story out now is on the Spirit Bear of Canada. There are only 500 left in the wild and they are being threatened by a pipeline going right through their home. Take a look at what would be lost!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Eco Pets

Hi Everyone!

I was just picking up a few things at Petco and bought 2 bowls for my baby that are made of recycled materials. The first is made of Bamboo and is microwave & dishwasher save! It is through Planet Petco.

The other is a Pure Ness Eco Bowl (scroll to right to see bowls). They are made of 100% plant materials and non-toxic. Check them out! I liked them also becaues they are rounded on the bottom for my 21 yr old cat who is having some depth perception issues! I'll let you know how they work! :-)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Last Mountain

Hi Everyone!

I had a INCREDIBLE opportunity to watch this movie last night and hear Robert Kennedy Jr speak afterwards! He was just soooo INSPIRATIONAL! This movie is a MUST SEE! Hopefully they will bring the movie to colleges and perhaps we can see it soon also!

I have the trailer & then another video here but if you go on the website you will see some other videoclips on the Video link!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kitties Going Green

Hi Everyone!

Even your Kitty can help save the planet with these Environmental friendly furniture products made out of cardboard and made in the USA by Catpod!

Home Green Home!

Hi Everyone!

Check out these "Incredible Green Homes!" Houses built from recycled plastic coke bottles, one right in the dunes, and another from a retired airplane. My favortie is the Cabin! :-) What would you include in your design?