On Campus Sustainability Day, Moraine Valley students, staff, and faculty took the photo below as part of call to action to move toward 350 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere. We are already above this level. By taking this photo, the Moraine Valley community joined thousands of people from around the world who are working to bring more attention to the need for a sustainable future. You can learn more at 350.org.
Over the Thanksgiving break, I heard this report on Chicago Public Radio’s 848 program:Could Solar Power Re-enrgize Far South Side?Here is the description of this report:
- On the Far South Side of Chicago, a vacant industrial site is being transformed into a state-of-the-art energy project. When it’s done, it will be the biggest urban solar power plant in the country. Backers think it could be the start of a solar boom – pumping new life into a lot of beat-up neighborhoods. But some hard-nosed accounting – both by the company and by the community – will have to come first.
Since Moraine Valley is just down the street (sorta) from Pullman, I wanted to share.
(repost by S Presseller, 11/20/2009) originally by Lauren Hasler
The holiday season is officially in full-swing, and Thanksgiving marks the beginning of big family dinners, extensive gift shopping and elaborate decorations.
But the season isn’t all turkey, stuffing and pie. According to RecycleWorks, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent.
So, start off your holiday season on the green foot by making a few small, eco-friendly changes this Turkey Day. It’s easy to get the entire family involved, have fun and decrease the burden on your wallet as well.
click here to learn more: http://earth911.com/blog/2009/11/16/8-easy-green-thanksgiving-tips/
The DNR (Department of Natural Resources) has a lot of great resources on its website including recommendations of drought resistant native prairie plants. I know spring seems a long way away, but it might be fun to start drawing up a plan for your garden now. It might make you feel warmer. Check out his link: http://dnr.state.il.us/education/CLASSRM/ForYourGardengeneral.htm .