Sustainability 2012: Greening the London Olympics

Image from Inhabitat.com Well, the summer Olympics are upon us and I’m sure millions, upon millions, of people around the world will have their eyes glued on London and the 2012 Olympic games. As we go into the Olympics, I wanted to share some of the green efforts that have been made to lower the […]

Net-Zero ‘Ready’ Schools: Energy-Efficient Design at a Whole New Level

Jody Richards Elementary photos courtesy of Sherman Carter Barnhart A few years ago I wrote a blog about Richardsville Elementary School, the first Net-Zero Energy public school in the United States. Well, it’s been almost two years since that incredible accomplishment, so I figured it was due time to give you an update on Richardsville […]

8 Homes That Exude Sustainable Living

In this day and age, finding ways to lower our environmental impact are front and center not only in the minds of individuals around the world, but at the state, federal and international level as well. In fact, actions are being taken across the globe to combat the impact we are having on the environment […]

Wind Powered Energy Going Far Beyond The Traditional Turbine

Image by Charles Cook / Creative Commons With Google recently investing a hundred million dollars into the world’s largest wind farm, alternative energies continue to be a hot topic amongst environmentalists, businesses, corporations, governments and investors alike. Opting for a greener, more environmentally-friendly method of powering our world is something many people are actually beginning […]

5 Eco Cities of the Future Coming to the Here and Now

Over the years, many ideas have been placed on the table for eco- or biofriendly cities. Designs have shown futuristic buildings, domed communities and places most of us never would have thought of, even in our wildest dreams. Image by Emma Buckley So what makes up an eco city? Well sustainability should be a key […]