Month: September 2008

Understanding Climate Change: New Podcast

The Library welcomed physicist Dr. Jan Hessler to our library on September 24th as he presented Understanding Climate Change. This presentation was the opening program for the 2008-2009 One Book, One College program on Elizabeth Royte’s book Garbage Land.You can download that audio from Dr. Hessler’s presentation in iTunes or you can Listen to MP3: Understanding Climate …

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Recycling Signs at ISU

I was at Illinois State University’s Library on Friday for a meeting with a few librarians.  One thing I noticed was a number of small signs in washrooms & kitchen areas near towel dispensers.  I snapped this photo with my phone.  This is a simple idea that keep sustainability in a visitor’s mind at the …

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A quest for carbon neutrality…easier promised than done

Today’s issue of Inside HigherEd has a story about the challenges of reaching Carbon Neutrality. The article, In Quest for Carbon Neutrality, Late out of the Gate, focuses on the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment in which college and university presidents have promised to take their schools to a carbon neutral status. Participating …

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How the Web Can Help You Fight Greenwashing

This article from Business Week was forwarded to me. I thought it was worth sharing.—————– How the Web Can Help You Fight GreenwashingDubious marketing claims about environmental benefits are rankling many consumers. Two sites aim to give you the straight dope by Katie FehrenbacherThere’s been a wave of green goods crashing over our heads in recent months. …

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