The following HBCUs have signed on to RecycleMania, a competition between over 500 colleges to see which campus can reduce, reuse and recycle the most on-campus waste. The competition kicked off Feb. 3, 2013. Building Green Initiative joined Toyota Green Initiative to identify Green Ambassadors to direct the competition on their campus. 1. Alabama A&M University 2. [...]
Washington – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans today to help an estimated 125 local, state, and tribal governments create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods that attract businesses. The move comes in response to the high demand for tools to foster environmentally and [...]
By Lori Bongiorno – Looking for ways to live a more eco-conscious life? It can be overwhelming because there are so many choices we can make. It’s hard to know where to start or what will really make a difference. Here’s a list of things you don’t have to do to save the planet, either [...]
Kesha Williams – Students living in Elizabeth City State University residence halls are competing against each other to reduce their use of electricity. Since early April, students in 10 residence halls have been encouraged to follow some simple steps that could help make the university a more energy efficient institution. The residence hall that wins [...]
(Source: Thinkstock) The color green sometimes has a bad reputation. If someone is a newbie and doesn’t know what they’re doing then they’re often called green. People say you’re green with envy if you’re jealous. Kermit D. Frog sang a song about how it’s not easy being green. Watch the slideshow at BlackEnterprise.com.
President Obama holds a town hall discussion with workers about building a 21st century clean energy economy as he visits Gamesa Technology Corporation in Fairless Hills, PA.
By Evan Lehmann, ClimateWire – The White House is collecting options for a clean energy standard from outside groups, sharpening the president’s effort to make low-carbon electricity a key piece of his re-election campaign, if not a passable piece of legislation in the current Congress. The meetings have solicited input on some of the thorniest [...]
By Jason Hidalgo (rgj.com) – Going old vs. going new. That’s apparently the key question when tackling a renewable building project. Once associated mostly with free-spirited hippies and tree-hugging nature lovers, going green has made serious gains within the general public’s consciousness in just the past few years. “The perception of green building used to [...]
For many institutions, renovating and/or retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficient features and systems is a more viable option than constructing a new green facility. Thus, green retrofits offer an opportunity that could enable colleges and universities to upgrade and become more energy efficient without imposing often-exorbitant costs of “starting from the scratch.” Investing in [...]