We had plenty of green developments to reflect on last week – from the government’s Renewable Energy Stimulus Grants, NASA’s upcoming green building, the new Climate Change Reference Guide from Worldwatch Institute, new breakthroughs in ocean turbines, solar thermal plants and wireless charging to the rebroadcast of our podcast with Amy Augustine about Women’s Human Rights and our Sustainability Consulting 101 recorded webinar, now available for download. Read on!
- Amy Augustine: Women’s Human Rights (Rebroadcast) - we're revisiting our podcast interview with Amy Augustine – Manager of Diversity and International Labor Relations at Calvert Group and the Mid-Atlantic Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty International. Our topic is women’s human rights, both the concept and application.
- Webinar: Sustainability Consulting 101 – recorded and available for download! This webinar will tell you all about the sustainability consulting industry, and how to break in. Our most popular live webinar!
The Newest Green Developments!
- U.S. Ramping Up for Renewable Energy Stimulus Grants - Applications for renewable energy project grants, available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, are now being accepted.
- America’s First Solar Thermal Plant Has Started Operations – This technology uses the sun’s light to heat water for steam power rather than using solar panels to convert light to energy directly.
- Wireless Charging - A new innovative way to keep electronics charged. Carefree and very very green!
- Ocean Current to Electricity: Coming Soon? Researchers at Florida Atlantic University are developing ocean turbines that will use the power of an ocean current to turn a turbine and produce electricity.
- NASA’s Green Building – Will not only be LEED certified in the highest ranking of the system (platinum plus) but it will also monitor the employees’ green performance.
- New Climate Change Reference Guide – Get all the facts and figures to convince people that Climate Change is real, in a concise and easy-to-read guide from Worldwatch Institute.
Stay tuned for more!