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Reporting from the 3rd Annual Butte College Sustainability Conference, Second Day

8/17/2009 // By Kristy Jones

Day two of the Butte annual sustainability conference opened with a special keynote featuring Ken Grossman, Owner and President of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – a very popular company with the Butte crowd! Grossman, an alumni of Butte, gave an […] Read more >

Reusing: Better than Recycling

5/6/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Every spring we see a rash of stories on end-of-the-semester cleanouts in dorms and student apartments. As students leave for the summer, dumpsters fill up with perfectly good lamps, textbooks, furniture and clothing. However, schools are trying to make the […] Read more >

Cool Resource – WebEcoist

8/25/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I love the web. I also love nature. When the two meet, I’m thrilled. Let’s just say I was very excited to see the launch of the new WebEcoist. WebEcoist is dedicated to the premise that the natural environment is […] Read more >

Earth Day Checklist

4/22/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Who said it wasn’t easy being green? This Earth Day it’s easier to be “green” than ever before. And that is a true reason to celebrate. So grab your pen and paper and write down a few fun activities you’d […] Read more >

Recyclemania 2008 Results Announced

4/21/2008 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Recyclemania, a light-hearted, friendly competition between campuses, aims to reduce waste and raise awareness. Over a 10-week period, colleges and universities compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the highest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest […] Read more >

Water Conservation Tips

2/12/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

I don’t think I need to emphasize how important water is. However, I do want to say that with the number of issues we are facing we aren’t paying enough attention to what makes up 75% of our bodies. The […] Read more >

Turn the Holidays Green: Earth Friendly Gifts and Tips

12/10/2007 // By David Mizejewski

To follow-up on last week’s “Green Spotlight on the Holidays, here are some additional green gift ideas you may be interested in. Everyday the headlines reflect a change in the way Americans relate to the environment and the way they […] Read more >

Green Spotlight on the Holidays

12/6/2007 // By Danielle Brigida

Holiday decorations don’t have to be an energy drain. Nowadays you can deck the halls with boughs of organic holly and string up eco-friendly lights. You can even toast your friends and family with green wines. When it comes to […] Read more >

Businesses Making a Difference for Wildlife

12/14/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Last week, Limited Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, announced that they will stop using paper from endangered Boreal forests and they will also increase the amount of recycled paper used in the 1 million catalogs they mail each […] Read more >

Don’t throw that bottle away!!

9/14/2006 // By Jen Fournelle

Recycling is great for the environment, but what has it got to do with climate change? Solid waste disposal is a huge generator of greenhouse gases. Trash has to be hauled away, and there are emissions released from the transportation. […] Read more >