Energy

Harper Simpson, former agriculture intern at Kalu Yala, wears jewelry to remind her to stay strong in times of hardship. (Cassandra Majewski/Medill)

Northwestern University
In a place so focused on environmental sustainability, an important caveat at the eco-town Kalu Yala is its struggle to create an environment that is mentally sustainable.

(Tony Webster/Creative Commons)

Electricity that we use in our everyday lives has a big impact on the environment.
The George Washington University
Equitable energy access in United States is a milestone our nation has yet to reach.
Umpqua Community College
Dr. Larry Winiarski and the Aprovecho Research Center are working to bring clean-burning and efficient cookstove technology to developing countries.

Stan Johnson leads a workshop at Knoxville's Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development program. (SEEED Knoxville)

The George Washington University
“Nothing stops a bullet like a job,” is the last thing you might expect the director of a sustainability program to preach, but Stan Johnson, executive director of Knoxville’s Socially Equal Energy Efficiency Development program, believes that... Read More
Great Scott! Meet the modern day Doc Brown
Great Scott! Meet the modern day Doc Brown
The George Washington University
Scott Sklar is your average neighbor… with a few quirks. The house with over a dozen solar panels, three solar-powered pink flamingos, and a hydrogen fuel cell? It’s totally off the grid.
The George Washington University
Rethink about the unnecessarily wasted energy the next time you do laundry. 
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
George Washington University
Walking has never been a better option. Cities around the world have started to harness the power of pedestrian footsteps to light city sidewalks.

A tour of the Tesla Gigafactory during construction in February 2016 shows off its massive interior. (Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
Construction of the Tesla Gigafactory began in Reno, Nevada, in 2014 with the mission of generating greater outputs of lithium ion batteries to keep up with the increasing demand of electric cars in the global market.

 (Sam Bradway/Planet Forward)

Middlebury College
Ruby Woodside, a fellow at Second Nature, discusses what carbon neutrality will look like in the coming year, now that several major institutions have gone entirely Carbon Neutral.

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