Energy

Ambitions for a carbon-free impact and few emissions: At eco-town Kalu Yala, members of the community live as sparingly as possible, using what they can from the environment around them while replenishing what they can. (Candace Butera/Medill)

Northwestern University
Through a scientific process that seems almost magical, the creation of biochar takes you a step closer to reducing your carbon footprint. But this technique has a history that dates back further than you might think.

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.

GW's Milken School of Public Health is LEED-certified. (Photo courtesy of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University)

George Washington University
With the push for sustainability in commercial real estate, portfolio managers must be well-informed about how owners are upgrading their buildings to become more 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.
University of Mississippi
Acoustic or infrasonic monitoring of chemical weapons is in use all over the world today, thanks in part to a research center at the University of Mississippi.
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
SUNY ESF
We are facing an energy crisis, however the brilliant scientists of the world have found a solution.
The lights are just as important
The lights are just as important
The George Washington University
We all go about our normal days not worrying about the lights. Before our days end, we always double check our locks, stoves, sinks, etc., but sometimes, we leave the lights on. The lights are just as important. 

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