This week we bring you a collection of some of the best blogs found on the internet about sustainability, green living, green issues, and current global issues.

blog1Four Corporations That Use Solar Power

The solar power industry is booming in the United States, though you might not know it simply by looking at the statistics.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration and Ecoworld did a survey on solar power usage throughout the world by country, and found that Germany ranked number one, followed closely by Spain and Japan. (Read More)


blog2New York City made side guards on trucks mandatory : TreeHugger

n New York City, Trucks make up just 3.6 percent of vehicles on New York City streets, according to U.S. DOT, but are involved in 12.3 percent of pedestrian fatalities and 32 percent of bicyclist deaths. This summer, (I apologize for being so late to this story) as part of its Vision Zero drive, Mayor De Blasio signed a bill making side guards mandatory on all trucks by 2024. This is longer than it should be, being based on the average life cycle of a truck, but an important step. According to Streetsblog: (Read More)

blog4Retrofit and ventilation – storing up health problems down the line?

I’m sure we can all think of a time when we have lived or stayed in a cold house. The memory of stiff limbs and visible breath can leave few people in doubt that living in a cold home can have serious impacts on the health of residents. Understandably, there have been growing calls to improve the energy efficiency and air-tightness of our homes to prevent heat loss and improve the quality of our homes. This is fantastic, but what about the risks associated with the warm, damp homes that this process could produce? There is a growing body of evidence linking homes with higher SAP values to increased instances of asthma. (Read More)

blog6Sustainability to Feature at the International Motor Show

Innovative green technologies that could increase the environmental sustainability of the automotive sector will be featured this month at the 66th International Motor Show (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) taking place September 17-27 in Frankfurt, Germany. The world’s largest motor show, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, will include this year for the first time an exhibition area devoted to sustainability and mobility solutions, called “New Mobility World.” (Read More)

anigif_enhanced-buzz-28656-1382382977-30_previewThe 10 Easiest Ways To Be An Eco-Friendly Student

Even the laziest among us can use these easy green-living tips. Once a notebook is filled and class is finished, toss any pages you don’t need into the nearest recycling bin.Not only are plants a good way to give your dorm room or apartment a green glow, they also create a calming environment for students. Try nurturing a dwarf lemon tree, aloe vera, or cacti. (Read More)

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