Infographic: The Greenest College Campuses

Who’s the greenest of them all?  Online Colleges Guide has created an infographic of the “greenest” college campuses in the United States. Compiled by: Online Colleges Guide

The Wonders of Strawbale Construction

Strawbale construction is beautiful, energy efficient, long-lasting and environmentally-friendly.  Its non-toxic, natural materials are sourced from an agricultural waste product that is typically burned.  By utilizing strawbales as a building material, we can reduce pollution and maintain air quality, indoors and out. If you’re an ambitious do-it-yourself type, you can even build your own strawbale […]

College Students Can Go Green in the Dorms

Here’s an informative list of easy tips that can be implemented in any dorm room.  The only thing I would add to the list is something to warm up the floor, such as eco-friendly carpet tiles made from recycled content.  See my earlier post here about these ingenious, modular floor coverings.

Eco-friendly School Supplies

As crisp leaves begin to fall, it signals that it’s time to go back to school.  If you’re concerned with the impact all of your supplies has on the environment, there is something you can do — choose to purchase goods that are earth-friendly.  Whether it’s notebooks made with recycled content or banana leaf fibers; […]

Tour Innovative Homes at the Solar Decathlon

In this exciting event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, 20 college and university teams compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive and efficient solar-powered house.  The homes are solely powered by the sun and are prime examples of the latest renewable energy technologies and artful design.  They will be displayed on […]

Grounds for Sustainability on Campus

The grounds of college campuses are typically landscaped to be attractive and welcoming to students, faculty and visitors.  Over recent years, a new element has been added to the landscape equation:  sustainability.  Not only do sustainable horticultural practices provide greater respect for Mother Nature, but they also serve as educational tools. Other common benefits include […]