This is a list of articles, how-to's, research papers, etc, all related to sustainability. The best of these articles get associated with sustainable solutions as a source of reference.
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Do you know how much bottled water Americans consume annually? Do you know how much money is wasted on bottled water? Do you know how many plastic water bottles get thrown in the trash every day? The sheer numbers are staggering
Submitted: 2012-10-22 20:45:52, Category: Consumer Products
The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the product’s economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns are the resources required to produce the plastic bottles and to deliver filled bottles to consumers
Submitted: 2012-10-22 20:45:18, Category: Consumer Products
Comparing Obama and Romney on energy policy
Submitted: 2012-09-28 13:44:05, Category: Politics
"Forests cover 31 percent of the world’s land surface, just over 4 billion hectares. (One hectare = 2.47 acres.) This is down from the pre-industrial area of 5.9 billion hectares."
Submitted: 2012-09-13 15:51:45, Category: Nature and Environment
"This infographic provides an interesting high-level look at just how much energy the sun could provide. If only we were able to better harness it!"
Submitted: 2012-09-13 15:50:56, Category: Renewable Energy
Very broadly, being sustainable is to live in such a way that can be maintained forever given the resources at hand. This usually means trying to consume only renewable resources, recycling everything that can be, and minimizing resource use generally.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:19:16, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Just in time for spring to arrive, here is a list of the top 10 easiest, and impactful, ways to become more sustainable for 2012. A nice benefit of striving for sustainability is that it will also often save you money as well as improve quality of life.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:18:42, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
We don't tend to think much about where our food comes from anymore, and by extension how it is produced. Our food choices can have a significant impact on our total environmental footprint.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:18:11, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Sustainability isn't just about the big things, like what vehicle you buy, it's also the small choices we make every day. Here's a quick list of 38 habits that are easy and have many benefits.
Submitted: 2012-08-16 15:17:39, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
"Analysts say the added cost of the new technologies is limiting the ability of fuel-efficient cars to gain broader appeal."
Submitted: 2012-08-15 19:48:43, Category: Transportation
"General Motors said on Friday that it planned to halt production of the Chevrolet Volt for five weeks beginning later this month because dealers had more than they needed."
Submitted: 2012-08-15 19:47:01, Category: Transportation
Lots of data on whether the full lifecycle of eReaders are really more sustainable than printed books.
Submitted: 2012-05-03 15:23:44, Category: Consumer Products
Emissions data for coal-based electricity generation
Submitted: 2012-02-08 02:59:01, Category: Nature and Environment
This calculator provides a lot of useful comparison data on emissions.
Submitted: 2012-02-08 02:58:04, Category: Nature and Environment
Good data on the emissions from the different methods of generating electricity.
Submitted: 2012-01-03 22:06:04, Category: Renewable Energy
"If all the grain currently fed to livestock in the United States were consumed directly by people, the number of people who could be fed would be nearly 800 million"
Submitted: 2011-11-21 21:37:26, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
"But the question also arises, which is more environmentally friendly: an e-reader or an old-fashioned book?"
Submitted: 2011-11-09 22:09:39, Category: Consumer Products
A great list of climate change skeptic arguments and one-line answers.
Submitted: 2011-11-04 17:59:05, Category: Nature and Environment
Clean Tech showroom highlights the latest in natural gas equipment and technology to train and educate energy decision makers and energy users in commercial and industrial settings.
Submitted: 2011-10-27 19:28:11, Category: Conservation and Efficiency
Alagasco offers rebates for natural gas water heaters and dryers to commercial businesses located in Alabama.
Submitted: 2011-10-27 19:26:01, Category: Consumer Products