If you saw this plastic bottle on the ground next to a recycling container, would you stop and pick it up? PSU Recycles! conducted this recycling experiment on campus to see if someone would stop and do the right thing. Watch the video on YouTube.
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Tetra Pak has posted a video demonstrating how cartons are recycled at paper mills into tissue products.
Palm oil is an ingredient in thousands of products we use every day. But palm oil has a dirty secret: forest destruction. Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and peatlands – some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet – are being destroyed to make way for new palm oil plantations. We don’t have to clear forests for palm oil – solutions exist and some companies are on track to supply clean, responsible palm oil. But we need to take urgent action.
We are calling on companies to guarantee their products are free from forest destruction. Clean, responsible palm oil is possible. Join the movement now, and help to Protect Paradise.
Yale Environment 360 is holding a contest to honor the best environmental videos. Entries must be videos that focus on an environmental issue or theme, have not been widely viewed online, and are a maximum of 15 minutes in length. The first-place winner will receive $2,000, and two runners-up will each receive $500. The winning entries will be posted on Yale Environment 360. The deadline for entries is June 6, 2014. Read further contest information.
Did you know that some landfills have falconers? I didn’t either. Watch a video about the falconer at the Tajiguas Landfill here.
Watch the archived webinar.
Universities and colleges generate wasted food from many sources: dining commons, on-campus restaurants, residence halls, sporting venues, and university events. By reducing food sent to landfills or incinerators, schools can save money and reduce their environmental impact. This webinar will hopefully serve to energize students and faculty to take action to reduce or eliminate food waste on campuses throughout the U.S.
As part of the Food Recovery Challenge (FRC), EPA is working with schools everyday to secure the FRC commitment of reducing food waste. One great way to do this is to compost the food scraps generated on your campus. This webinar is designed to identify the factors you need to consider and to provide you with the technical information you will need to start a campus composting program. There are currently over 100 colleges and universities participating in the Food Recovery Challenge. Who will be the next school to join?
Whether your school has been composting for years or is just beginning to contemplate a composting program, the information presented today will be useful to you. This webinar features an overview of the Food Recovery Challenge and three presentations covering technical and program implementation information.
Read the full story and watch the video at SmartPlanet.
How much impact has global warming had on the environment within the last 60 years? Find out in 15 seconds.
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has released a report based on 60 years of temperature analysis recorded from 1,000 meteorological stations worldwide.
Read the full post and watch the video at Inhabitat.
UC Berkeley Professor Michael Ranney surveyed 270 people in San Diego and found that not even one person could explain what global warming is at even a basic level, so he and his fellow researchers decided to create a simple, succinct phrase to explain how climate change works. What they came up with might be the simplest explanation we have ever heard – it’s just 35 words long, and it’s accompanied by a video clip that expands on the subject in just 52 seconds.
Students in a PA 5721 Energy and Environmental Policy class at the University of Minnesota made short videos to educate the people of North St. Paul, MN about residential energy efficiency and smart meters as part of the University’s Resilient Communities Project. The videos include:
- energy efficiency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIgG0kbGceY
- smart meters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJJ5wd42q9A#t=3
- demand side management: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fzK0xoL36I&feature=youtu.be
- distributed generation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NixYp5GJwO4
- net zero: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdnLOxQ5biA&feature=youtu.be
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency hosted Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet, as part of their Product Stewardship Speakers Series. He offered his insights into the global nature of recycling.
View the recording at http://stream3.video.state.mn.us/Mediasite/Play/8bd1f1bbf9174bdcae701a27466ded3d1d