During the last two weeks of the course, the students focused on their final group project. To give them some inspiration, Professor Catherine Legrand and Dr. Lori Dickes started of with some mind mapping regarding each student’s interest. The fourth week ended with a group seminar together with Lori, where the theme was the sustainable … More Week 4 + 5 – Class projects
By: Zach Robida 43 countries, 300 operating systems, and 600 volts; these are the facts that describe the current trolleybus systems that transport people from place to place in cities and metropolitan areas. But are they practical? While they do allow the vehicle to run off pure electricity and they are reliable they are limited. … More Paving the Way to a Sustainable Highway
By Sean Aitken With the airline industry growing year after year, the push to make it more sustainable is also increasing. One of the ways airlines are trying to combat emissions is by using biofuels to power their planes. These biofuels can come from several sources, including agricultural and municipal waste. Fulcrum BioEnergy, a biofuel company with a … More Biofuels Taking Off in Airline Industry
By René Bouwmeester During the last decades environmental awareness has increased among consumers and many want to contribute and do the right thing for the environment. The food industries are the largest contributors to CO2 emissions globally and a lot of people know (Nature.com, 2012). Slowly more and more people don’t want to contribute to the … More Can consumption Eco-labelled products make the world more sustainable?
By Megan Wander One third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted every year. This equates to approximately 1.3 billion tons of food…every year. 40% of food in the United State goes to waste, most of which ends up in landfills. This is a major problem across the globe; what are we doing … More Have Waste, Will Innovate
By Holly Gillespie When thinking of traditional textile farming in the US, the first word that usually comes to mind, is cotton; but what if that is about to change—to be replaced with hemp. According to entrepreneur Rob Jungmann, the time for change is nigh! His campaign for the industrial farming of hemp in the United … More The American Farming Revolution: A Future as Green as Hemp
By Keziah Rookes So, by now its presumed that most people have heard about global warming and have a general belief in its authenticity. Well unless you are Donald Trump. This blog will not focus on him; It will however focus on the triumphs of cities around the world in establishing an understanding into climate … More Think Global, Act Local