Month: July 2012

FPAC Supporting Green Agriculture & Entrepreneurs in Peru!

The Moraine Valley Community College Fine and Performing Arts Center (FPAC)  fills its concession stand with green, sustainable products. For example they source their coffee from a company called Grounds For Change (www.groundsforchange.com).  The specific coffee purchased is called Café Feminino Peru.  Through a partnership between Cafe Feminino & Grounds for Change money for purchases are then donated back …

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Now YOU can understand what’s green (or not) about that new gadget you want.

* Before Apple made headlines by deciding to pull its products from EPEAT (and then reversed that decisions days later), you’d probably never heard of the Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool. That’s because the organization, while focused on making electronics more environmentally friendly, has been mostly concerned with evaluating the manufacturers and materials associated with the …

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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math from Rolling Stone

From Bill McKibben’s article in Rolling Stone: If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the …

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