This technology from the University of Edinburgh provides an approach for converting organic waste materials into high value ‘biochar’ agricultural fertiliser products with enhanced environmentally friendly properties.
Category Archives: Video
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Education now has its own YouTube channel, which features a wealth of educational videos, as well as podcasts with tips for applying for DNR educator grants.
Sustainability executives and city officials discuss rebuilding green after natural disasters at Saint Louis University’s Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference. Watch the video at Environmental Leader.
Watch the video at Architectural Record.
Can tall buildings ever truly become carbon-neutral? In its monthly video series, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat asked a promintent group of designers to answer the question. The tower-builders who responded include Adrian Smith, Matthias Sauerbruch, Chris Wilkinson, Craig Webb and John Bowers of Gehry Partners, and Toby Blunt of Foster + Partners, among others.
Read the full post and watch the video at Streetfilms.org.
How would you make the case to Congress to fund bike infrastructure? That was the question Streetfilms posed to attendees at this year’s National Bike Summit. Here’s a look at what they told us.
Read the full post by Andrew Revkin.
The University of Illinois has posted a well-produced video of my talk there last October, titled “9 Billion People + 1 Earth = ?” It’s worth posting here given that this has been the central question shaping this blog since its inception. I explore many ideas, but focus particularly on the need to get comfortable with the wide range of human reactions to risks of various kinds. (Around minute 13, I credit the “cultural cognition” work of Dan Kahan at Yale University.)
This means there won’t be a clean and neat path to progress, nor should there be. It also means, as Abhas Jha of the World Bank has put it in the context of disaster planning, we need to manage risk for “graceful failure” — soft landings amid uncertainty and imperfection. As I’ve put it, that’s the art of “falling forward without falling down” (one definition of walking).
Facilities & Services’ Utilities & Energy Services Division provides an in-depth look at energy production and distribution systems on the Urbana campus and the energy conservation measures helping to shape Illinois’ energy future.
New from Clorox Greenworks. Meet The Green Housewives, who take sustainability to a whole new, competitive level.
Read the full story and watch the video at Mother Nature Network.
FunnyOrDie concludes their ‘Captain Planet’ spoof with a bizarre ending for the birds.
The presentations from the Kansas State Pollution Prevention Institute’s 2012 intern program are now available on Vimeo.