Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

An innovative educational center – and the first net-zero facility in Montana – is scheduled to open to coincide with Earth Day 2018. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) is set for...

Pittsburgh conservatory showcasing vertical gardening

Pittsburgh conservatory showcasing vertical gardening

Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has created a display of LiveWall green walls to showcase vertical gardening as an option for growing produce in urban areas. Founded in 1893, Phipps has been Pittsburgh’s green oasis for more than 120...

Missouri State expands greening effort

Missouri State expands greening effort

In 2016, Missouri State University (MSU) introduced a handful of convenient and environmentally-friendly vertical food growing systems called ZipGrow Towers to its dining services. Since then, the university has expanded the program and created a “grow room” to house the...

Nation's largest urban farm planned for Pittsburgh

A former 107-acre public housing site in South Pittsburgh's St. Clair neighborhood is being transformed into a massive urban farm. According to Next Pittsburgh, once construction of the Hilltop Urban Farm is complete, the site will be home to the...

Solar steam transforming food processing

Solar steam transforming food processing

Deep in the heart of California’s Central Valley, industrial food processing facilities use thermal energy to preserve, prepare and package a diversity of food products. The massive operation requires 11 million megawatt hours of energy annually, presenting ample opportunity to...

Detroit community center to be model of sustainability

A network of local and global businesses are collaborating with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to transform a long-vacant apartment complex in Detroit’s lower North End into a multi-functional community space. Developers expect the area to become one of...

Architects transform barns into solar-powered workspaces for Dutch daredevil

Architects transform barns into solar-powered workspaces for Dutch daredevil

Rotterdam-based architecture studio Instability We Trust has transformed two barns into a set of contemporary workspaces for the famous Dutch daredevil Wim Hof. Nicknamed “The Iceman” for his ability to withstand extreme cold, Hof commissioned the adaptive reuse project to...

Farming skyscraper could fight poverty, feed world

Farming skyscraper could fight poverty, feed world

A proposed African skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design is created to fight world hunger and poverty. Designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski pitched the Mashambas Skyscraper for rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa as a...

$19 million available to California farmers to improve air quality

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $19 million available for eligible farmers to implement conservation practices that benefit air quality, which help to reduce on-farm emissions. Through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), NRCS provides technical and financial...

Farmers turning to turbines for added income

Farmers turning to turbines for added income

Brothers Terry and Steve Brockhaus, along with Steve’s sons Jeff and Jon, typically reap corn from these fields in Creston, Neb. But as a slight westerly breeze picked up, Steve Brockhaus looked southward over the last remaining rows of the...

U.S. cities taking lead in green building

U.S. cities taking lead in green building

U.S. cities are leading the way on climate and energy policies, especially policies targeting commercial and residential buildings, which can account for up to 75 percent of total energy use in cities. Fifteen cities now have benchmarking and disclosure laws,...

Farmers showcase sustainability efforts in interactive map

Farmers throughout Illinois are implementing conservation practices to keep nutrients on their fields and out of waterways. Just in time for Earth Day, an interactive map is helping those farmers tell their stories and encouraging other farmers to adopt similar...

Green Planet set to inspire people to learn about and care more for plants, animals

The Green Planet, the United Arab Emirates region's first bio-dome that recreates a tropical forest with its rich biodiversity of more than 3,000 plants and animals, is expected to open later this year. The enclosed space will offer visitors an...

Community colleges play key role in building 'green' workforce

Report offers recommendations for how programs can be scaled to reach 20 million students with "sustainability knowledge" and skills by 2025.

Energy Department, USDA partner to support energy efficiency in rural communities

Energy Department, USDA partner to support energy efficiency in rural communities

Programs helping agricultural producers and small businesses construct renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects.

Costa Rican coffee industry commits to sustainable, enhanced production model

Costa Rican coffee industry commits to sustainable, enhanced production model

Move seen as major step forward toward carbon neutrality.

Indiana pasture becoming organic, sustainable farm

Indiana pasture becoming organic, sustainable farm

Ultimate goal is to care for the land and people.

Energy company lending solar-powered pumps to Somali farmers

MicroDahab showcasing sustainable 'green microfinancing' initiatives to foster economic and social development across country.

Chicago home to one of world's largest rooftop farms

Chicago home to one of world's largest rooftop farms

Urban agriculture leader brings premium-quality, Earth-friendly local produce to new market.

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