Nice public service announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency about pollution. It doesn’t take much to pick up after ourselves, and to teach our children to do the same.
The Phipps Conservatory unveils a self-sustaining “living building.” The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh will produce its own renewable electricity and recycle its own water. Find out more at PhippsCSL.org.
The Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestra orchestrates an uplifting flash mob event in the public space of the Copenhagen Metro.
The Copenhagen Metro is an extensive (over 12 miles) rapid transit system connecting the Copenhagen Airport to the central city and suburbs. Tickets work for trains, busses and the light rail Metro system, which is driverless. Copenhagen plans to add a circular line in 2018, which will bring the total number of station stops to 31.
The First Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, supported by the Earth Day Network. Here’s a clip of that first effort towards environmental awareness:
Geoffrey Carr, science editor at The Economist, covers the issue of bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in this video. They look at recent studies showing that pesticides seem to contribute – to what degree is inconclusive – to CCD.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, a great friend of the natural gas and oil lobby in the state, today signed into law Act 13, legislation that rewrites regulation over the industry. Certainly it’s a sweetheart deal for drillers in the Marcellus Shale. The legislation was ramrodded through both houses of the Republican-controlled state General Assembly over…
Matt Naimi kicked off Detroit’s Recycle Here program, and, with partner Steve Harworth have started Michigan Green Safe, which works with Detroit businesses to provide recycled products.