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Apr 30, 2016

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More On Wal-Mart’s Compact Fluorescent Campaign

Apr 30, 2016: In August 2006, Wal-Mart announced that over the following twelve months they were going to sell each of their customers one compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL), which adds up to 100 million by August 2007. And they want sales of CFLs to grow after that. If every one of 110 million American households changed one lightbulb […]…

Watch a NASA Scientist and a Yellow Puppet Explore Greenland’s Melting Glaciers

Apr 30, 2016: For a sign that Josh Willis isn't your typical NASA scientist, let's start with the name of his major new climate study: Oceans Melting Greenland. That's "OMG," if your mind isn't the sort to instantly elide everything into texting lingo. Willis, a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, likes to inject a little humor into the science of climate change, taking to the stage and to YouTube in the hopes of spurring his audience to action. On this week's episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast, he's joined by special guest "Dick Dangerfield," the swashbuckling NASA pilot who stars in Willis' new comedy web series, "The Adventures of Dick Dangerfield." Oh, and Dick is also a puppet. You can watch the first episode above. Willis and Dang…

Secrets of 2,000-Year-Old Computer Uncovered

Apr 30, 2016: After decades of study, scientists believe they have finally uncovered the workings of a mysterious mechanical device recovered from a shipwreck from 65 B.C.E. The device contained 80 pieces, made of bronze and wood and covered in ancient Greek writing. Painstaking use of computer imaging has revealed that the device dates to about 100-150 B.C.E., […]…

Green Geek Gift Ideas

Apr 30, 2016: The holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about that one person who examines everything about your gift to them, from the packaging to the wrapping paper material to the gift itself. If your problem goes even deeper, and this person goes so far as to lecture you along the way about how […]…

“Green” gifts for your family this holiday season

Apr 30, 2016: It’s holiday time again, like it or not, and this year I decided to go to a well-known national discount store chain the morning after Thanksgiving. It was an eye-opening experience, with special, one-time-only pricing on many products. These products, as well as so many others I saw, had one common theme: excessive packaging. Even […]…

5 helpful vegetarian diet tips for meat-free newbies

Apr 30, 2016: Cutting back on red meat and dairy can be one of the biggest steps to reduce your carbon footprint. While Greenpeace campaign for renewable energy and a transition from fossil fuels, we're also looking at other ways we can protect ourselves and the environment.Ecological produce at Raspail Market in central Paris.Just like a fossil fuel transport system, the meat industry has an impact on the environment. When we eat red meat every day, it has an effect on our water use and carbon footprints.According to the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's scientific report:"Consistent evidence indicates that, in general, a dietary pattern that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and…

Wal-Mart Sustainable Stores: A one-year evaluation

Apr 30, 2016: Wal-Mart. The big box stores, the one-stop shopping at everyday low prices. The unscrupulous attention to keeping prices down. The obliteration of competition. The global environmental impact. In the face of a widespread protest movement that has made the chain the face of evil, Wal-Mart is changing. In July 2005 a new Wal-Mart supercenter opened […]…

New species discovered in Hawaii

Apr 30, 2016: With its conspicuous blue eyes and shiny orange claws, this colorful crab seems hard to miss. But it’s one of many species that had likely never been seen until scientists went exploring in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument this fall. An international team of biologists made the discoveries in October during a three-week […]…

Hire-a-Robot Temp For $445/hour!

Apr 30, 2016: “Ubiko,” a robot-on-wheels with a catlike face, is joining the crew of temporary workers that a Japanese job-referral company hopes will be used at stores, events and even weddings. Next month, the 113 centimetre-tall robot will be selling mobile phones at a store, said Akiko Sakurai, a spokeswoman at the company, Ubiquitous Exchange. Ubiko can […]…

Green Computer with Biodegradable Peripherals

Apr 30, 2016: Imagine this: you buy a new computer monitor, take your old one and just bury it in the garden. 3 years later the monitor has biodegraded and your prized tomatoes are growing better than ever. The world’s first 100% biodegradable computer components have arrived from MicroPro, a company based in Dublin, Ireland who produces eco-friendly […]…

How to Save the Earth From Your Condo

Apr 30, 2016:   Since the end of the bubonic plagues in Europe, people have been pulling up stakes from the country, moving to cities, settling down in cramped, multi-unit dwellings, and relaxing into the stresses of city life. Until recently, it was acceptable to just dump your chamber pots out the second story window. Unfortunately, or perhaps […]…

We’ve Got 10 Years to Beat Global Warming!

Apr 30, 2016: The world has less than a decade to take decisive action in the battle to beat global warming or risk irreversible change that will tip the planet towards catastrophe, a leading U.S. climate scientist said on Tuesday. And the United States, the world’ biggest polluter but major climate laggard, has a vital role to play […]…

Recycling in Russia: The second life of old things

Apr 29, 2016: Overconsumption is a big problem for some people in Russia. But they don't have access to a proper recycling system. Once a month, people have to carry their separate recyclables to a collection point that's run entirely by volunteers. There is no state-run recycling programme.They find collection points near them with this map, created with the help of Greenpeace Russia volunteers.Here are some of our stories:Violetta, 27 years old, and Anastasia, 35 years, both journalists. We've been recycling for the last three and a half years. © Yelena LukyanovaVioletta: "I decided to not only take my recycling to the collection points, using recyclemap.ru, but also to reduce the amount of packaging I buy. I try to take containers to th…

Heirloom Seed Library preserves Palestinian farming heritage

Apr 28, 2016: The Cradle of Civilization, the birthplace of agriculture, is a part of the world that today struggles for its sovereignty. In Palestine, climate change, Israeli occupation, and the multinational agriculture leviathans like Monsanto have posed serious challenges to those who still till the land as it has been done for millennia. Concerned farmers and activists have joined together to form the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library, which aims to preserve traditional Palestinian agriculture, its culture,...

Top Waste Management Jobs For The Week Of April 23, 2016

Apr 28, 2016: Here are more jobs in the waste management space from our sister site Green Job Post. Take a look, and consider applying The post Top Waste Management Jobs For The Week Of April 23, 2016 appeared first on Sustainablog.

Danish council proposes red meat tax to combat climate change

Apr 28, 2016: There are several good reasons to be a vegetarian, and the environmental impact of red meat is one of them. Cows aren't exactly environmentally friendly. They account for at least 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and to grow just one pound of beef requires almost 2,000 gallons of water. In light of such negative costs, the Danish Council of Ethics proposed a red meat tax. The Council reportedly discussed the controversial measure for around six months, trying to decide...

Farmers of the future need healthy land

Apr 28, 2016: Brecht Goussey is an organic farmer and runs a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm in the area of Leuven, Belgium. What he struggles with most is access to healthy soil and affordable land to grow food for his local community. Together with thousands of people, Greenpeace Belgium is crowdfunding a direct support network for farmers just like Brecht.Doing what I love most: farmingI'd been working as a social worker for years but, ever since I was a boy, I dreamed of becoming a farmer. Two years ago, I made up my mind. It was time to start doing what I loved the most: cultivating land!Today, I grow vegetables for approximately 320 people on a 1.5 hectare plot. Those people harvest the vegetables themselves. But I have bigger plans: thr…

Here's Why Kids Are Still Getting More Obese

Apr 28, 2016: According to a 2015 New York Times analysis of government and private-sector data, the number of calories consumed annually by the average US child declined 9 percent between 2004 and 2013. And yet, researchers from Duke and Wake Forest have found that trend has not improved the child obesity situation. Using body mass index data from the National Health Examination Survey, which tracks randomly selected households with health exams and surveys every two years, the researchers calculated moderate (class 1), mid-level (class 2) and extreme (class 3) obesity rates among kids aged 2 to 19. Here's what they found, from a paper they published in the peer-reviewed journal Obesity. From "Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1…

From the heart of the Amazon to the heart of corporate power: how Indigenous activists are fighting a mega dam

Apr 27, 2016: Today, Munduruku Indigenous representatives and activists traveled thousands of kilometres from the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to the annual shareholder’s meeting of General Electric (GE) in the United States. Their goal: to confront the company on its involvement in destructive hydroelectric mega dams in the Amazon.The Munduruku are fighting a massive hydroelectric project – the São Luiz do Tapajós mega dam – along the Tapajós River in the Amazon Rainforest that would displace entire villages and destroy livelihoods. As Munduruku leader Adalto Jair Munduruku explains, “We journeyed here to speak to the leadership of GE and meet those that would consider profiting off the displacement of thous…

Food Deserts Get Access To Good Nutrition Via Converted Buses

Apr 27, 2016: Originally published on Ecopreneurist. A food desert is a neighborhood with few supermarkets. It may teem with fast food restaurants and convenience stores selling cigarettes, candy, and pre-packaged snack foods, but the residents have little access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat. Food deserts tend to occur in a city’s poorest neighborhoods. Two programs — [&hellip The post Food Deserts Get Access To Good Nutrition Via Converted Buses appeared first on Sustainablog.

Bio-Bean Recycles Coffee Grounds Into Eco-Friendly Pellet Fuel

Apr 27, 2016: Originally published on Gas2. We can’t all be Elon Musk, smashing multiple business paradigms in a single bound. But there are opportunities for innovative thinking all around us. All we have to do is look. That’s what one entrepreneur in England did a few years ago. Arthur Kay is an architect by training. While designing [&hellip The post Bio-Bean Recycles Coffee Grounds Into Eco-Friendly Pellet Fuel appeared first on Sustainablog.

This Bill Could Make More Kids Obese—and No One Is Talking About It

Apr 27, 2016: You probably haven't heard much about it with the presidential election sucking up all the oxygen, but US lawmakers are mulling one of the nation's most important and influential pieces of food legislation: a once-every-five-years bill that sets the budget and rules for school meals. And it hasn't been a very appetizing process. In a recent episode of Bite—the new podcast I host with colleagues Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman—the excellent school lunch analyst and blogger Bettina Elias Siegel lamented that there's no push to increase our miserly annual outlay on the lunch program, which serves about 30.5 million kids each school day. Currently, we spend about $13 billion in federal dollars on it each year—equal to abo…

Here's What Today's Primary Voters Think About the Planet's Most Important Issue

Apr 26, 2016: Residents of five Northeastern states are voting Tuesday in crucial presidential primary contests. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has a chance to all but clinch the nomination with a strong showing. On the Republican side, Donald Trump is looking for massive victories that could put him one step closer to securing a majority of the delegates at the GOP convention in Cleveland. The presidential election will, of course, have enormous implications for a range of issues—but some of the biggest consequences will relate to the fight against global warming. Clinton essentially wants to continue President Barack Obama's climate policies. Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, wants to go even further by enacting a carbon tax. Trump and his…

How birdwatching helps stop Thai Union's ocean destruction

Apr 26, 2016: "I have a visual at two o'clock!" We rush to the 'monkey island', the highest platform of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, where watchers scan the ocean from sunrise to sunset. The ship changes course and heads towards the small floating construction of bamboo, nets and buoys. It's day four of our expedition and our third catch.A Greenpeace campaigner scans the horizon for fish aggregating devices from the monkey nest of Greenpeace ship Esperanza.The 'catch' we're after are marine snares called FADs – fish aggregating devices – used by the fishing industry. Fish congregate under floating objects and these simple, handmade rafts attract schools of tuna. But scores of other marine species, including sharks, are also drawn by the raf…

Flint and America's Corroded Trust

Apr 26, 2016: It's been the subject of protests and debates, but if anything is improving in Flint, Michigan, it's hard for any of us on the ground to see. One of the city's lead pipes has been replaced for the benefit of the press, but more than 8,000 additional service lines are likely corroded and still leaching toxic lead. It took a mom, a pediatrician, and a professor in Virginia to discover Flint's children were being poisoned. It took cable television to get the nation to give a damn. Sabrina Hernandez bathes her granddaughter, Hazel, with bottled water. And that's not all. An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed at least 9 people and infected 87 others over the last two years. The state knew. The city knew. The county knew. The federa…

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers passionate speech to the UN on climate change

Apr 25, 2016: On Friday, April 22nd, actor and and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio addressed the United Nations to speak about the urgent need to address climate change. The actor spoke at the opening session of the signature ceremony for the 2015 Paris climate accord, which brought together a record-breaking 175 countries to cut carbon emissions. DiCaprio began his remarks with a quote from Abraham Lincoln on the subject of slavery, comparing the radical changes the US experienced following the civil war with...

World is failing to prepare for increasing natural disasters, UN expert says

Apr 25, 2016: The frequency and severity of natural disasters is a subject much studied by scientists, as we struggle to understand the condition of our fragile planet. Now, experts in risk management are making their own conclusions based on scientific evidence. The United Nations’ head of disaster planning is warning that a failure to prepare for inevitable natural disasters will have , especially in light of cascading tragedies, where one event kicks off another equally destructive one. Devastating...

Chernobyl's children of hope

Apr 25, 2016: The word nadeshda means hope in Russian. The Nadesha rehabilitation centre was founded to give hope to children living in towns and villages contaminated by the Chernobyl disaster.Thousands of children across Belarus have been robbed of a healthy childhood. Their food and playgrounds are contaminated. Their health weakened by radiation.At Nadeshda I meet Elena Solovyeva, a teacher from the heavily contaminated Mogilev region, who has brought her class to the centre. She tells me that around 40% of her students have health problems: asthma, diabetes and cancer or weak immune, respiratory and digestive systems."We explain to the kids where their problems come from. They get it. We breathe contaminated air, we eat contaminated food… You…

When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change?

Apr 25, 2016: As Indonesia's president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world's biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection.Remnant forest beside artificial drainage and recent plantation development in IOI's PT Bumi Sawit Sejahtera oil palm concession.Earlier this month [PDF], the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) finally took action on palm oil company IOI, suspending its certification because it was destroying rainforests in Borneo. Now the destructive company can no longer claim its palm oil is "sustainable".IOI is huge: it supplies palm oil to over 300 companies, including the household brands whose products lin…

Bill Nye Just Told Us Exactly What He Thinks of the Republican Candidates

Apr 23, 2016: Bill Nye—who taught a generation of kids the wonders of science with the help of a bow tie and a catchy soundtrack—is taking a somewhat different tone with the politicians debating climate policy. His message: "Quit ya bitchin'; let's get to work." In recent days, Nye has tussled with Sarah Palin (who thinks she's "as much of a scientist" as the Science Guy) and has challenged a prominent global warming denier to back up his rhetoric with cold, hard cash, offering a $20,000 bet that 2016 will be one of the top 10 hottest years on record. In this week's episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast, he talks with co-host Kishore Hari about congressional gridlock, the 2016 presidential campaign, and his new role as a "lightning rod" in…

EU bows to US pressure to open door to new GMOs

Apr 22, 2016: People in Europe have massively rejected GMOs, and our governments have started to ban their cultivation, but agro­chemical companies have cooked up a new way to get GMOs onto the European market. They are claiming that GMOs which are produced through a range of new techniques ­aren’t in fact GMOs.Don't let unlabelled or untested GMOs in through the back door.If the companies get their way, GM plants and animals could soon end up on our fields and on our dinner table without any safety testing or labelling - and without any way to ban them. And we wouldn’t even know! European law requires that GMOs undergo a detailed assessment of health and environmental risks, as well as labelling, to allow consumer choice.The European…

The 6 most pressing environmental issues—and what you can do to help solve them

Apr 22, 2016: Image via Shutterstock CLIMATE CHANGE While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will has not been strong enough so far to initiate a massive policy shift away…

170 country delegates gather in NYC to formally sign the Paris climate agreement

Apr 22, 2016: In honor of Earth Day, a record number of world leaders from around 170 countries will meet at UN headquarters in New York City today to officially sign the COP21 Paris climate agreement. According to the UN, the large turnout signals support for concerted efforts to combat climate change. It is possible that the treaty could go into effect as early as this year. After today's signing, each country will take the treaty home and formally ratify it in processes dependent on their governments....

This Is What Happens When Restaurants Ditch Tipping

Apr 22, 2016: We're excited to present another episode of Bite, our new food politics podcast. Listen to all of our episodes here, or by subscribing in iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS. Is this the end of tipping? When Danny Meyer, owner of revered eateries like Gramercy Tavern and The Modern in New York, announced last year that he'd abolish the practice at his businesses, he helped spark a national conversation about whether paying a gratuity at a restaurant still makes sense. Along with several other renowned chefs, Meyer has revealed the ugly truth about the practice, which until recently was rarely talked about: that tips create a disparity between different employees, are fairly unregulated and easy to exploit, and are inconsistent and leave servers…

For Once, Something Genuinely Good for the Earth Is Happening on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2016: A lot of champagne was popped on the night of Saturday, December 12, when diplomats from almost every country on Earth finalized the text of the historic global agreement to combat climate change. In the Paris Agreement, countries committed to hold global temperature increases to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, an ambitious target considering that the world is already more than halfway to that limit. The deal also laid out a system for wealthier nations to help poorer ones pay for adapting to unavoidable climate impacts. But finalizing the agreement was only one step on the long road to actually achieving its aims. The next step is happening today, on Earth Day, as heads of state and oth…

The Racist, Twisted History of Tipping

Apr 22, 2016: ILoveDust Fresh out of college and working as an unpaid intern for a San Francisco nonprofit, I paid the bills by moonlighting at an Indian restaurant in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. My hostess job entailed long stretches of boredom punctuated by a cacophonous frenzy. There were icy glares from impatient diners and reprimands from managers for drifting from my podium, but compared with most restaurant workers, I was sitting pretty: My hourly rate exceeded California's minimum wage, I was tipped out by the servers at the end of each shift, and I even received health care benefits—a city mandate. Very few of America's 11 million restaurant workers share my story. The federal minimum wage is a paltry $7.25 an hour, but in 18 stat…

We will defeat climate change - through cooperation

Apr 22, 2016: Today, on Earth Day, more than 165 countries sign a global agreement - Paris Climate Agreement - to protect our environment. This is a record turnout for an international agreement. It is an encouraging sign. After many years of foot-dragging, the world is finally coming together to confront climate change, the most urgent issue of our time.We are seeing agreement to take action to prevent a climate catastrophe only after many years of hard work. Above all, it is thanks to people all over the world standing up for action. Before the Paris climate summit an estimated 800,000 people marched for a safer climate.The countries most vulnerable to climate change stood together and demanded that global warming be limited to 1.5 degre…

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Apr 22, 2016: More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to do something about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue to resonate with us today.Their activism remains inspiring. But as Earth Day comes and goes each year, we can’t just celebrate the past. The day must be a rallying cry for action in this present moment! This Earth Day, challenge yourself, your friends and your community to step up and make a change.Want to get moving but don’t know where to start? Here are a just a few ways you can do something for the planet right now. 1. Take action for the climate.Last December, world lead…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…

Break into the Renewable Energy Industry!

Apr 21, 2016: Randolph SeiboldThursday, April 21, 2016 Canada isn’t usually considered a world leader when it comes to modern renewable energy.  Its abundant big hydro, along with fossil energy resources, has made it a less than urgent priority over the past couple of decades.  However, one area that has seen renewable energy flourish is in its education sector.   Colleges and universities across the country have developed renewable energy and building energy management programs and courses. After struggling to fill them, many are now experiencing full classes and wait lists, as students realize the growing opportunities that exist in renewable energy, including in Canada. The progressi…