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In our research we found that the coverage of on the environment in society is more ubiquitous among social media than the more traditional media outlets. When we researched “solar AND wind” among four major newspapers in the past 3 months, only 9 stories came up in the results. Whereas we also found that […]

Sustainability and its Economic Functions

What is sustainability or something that is sustainable?

While there are many definitions, the two seem most relevant are:

1. From New Zealand’s Ministry of Economic Development:

sustainability:

A movement towards redesigning the ways society’s needs and wants are met so that they can be accommodated within the long-term carrying capacity […]

Solar Power!

Solar panels are very instrumental in the process of building a green home. Solarpanelinfo.com says, “Solar panels (arrays of photvoltaic cells) make use of renewable energy from the sun, and are a clean and environmentally sound means of collecting solar energy.”

According to howstuffworks.com, you must have a roof that has the correct orientation […]

Suppress the Will to Till

One very little known fact about global warming prevention is that soil plays a significant part in the process. Simply put, soil retains carbon dioxide that would normally be in the air. Therefore, the tilling soil may actually hurt the environment. According to a Fairfax County document, no-till practices can be a good short-term […]

A “Com-Post”

According to biosolids.com, composting is a process in which solid organic materials are broken down by micro-organisms in the presence of oxygen. Biosolids are mixed with sawdust, wood chips or other organic material. High temperatures generated during this process kill harmful micro-organisms. A rich, soil-like product is the end result.

Composting is something that […]

Vegetarians vs. Meat Eaters

Whether or not to be a vegetarian has always been a widely debated issue. There seem to be a wide range of pros and cons on both sides of the spectrum. Today will discuss the positives of vegetarianism.

In an article in the Vegetarian Times, titled “22 Reasons to Go Vegetarian Right Now- benefits of […]