Friday Green Links – 3/5
The news varies this week from international to just down the street. Enjoy!
- Old TVs Spark Environmental Dispute – Boston Globe. The National Resources Defense Council alerts the Indonesian government that a Brockton recycling company is shipping them illegal e-waste. This is why it’s so important to make sure that electronics recyclers are e-Steward certified.
- USDA Issues Final Rule on Organic Access to Pasture – Chews Wise. Starting next year: a minimum of 120 days of pasture and 30% of nutrition from grass.
- Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Foiling EPA – New York Times. Supreme Court decisions suggest that the Clean Water Act is only applicable to “navigable” waters.
- You Must Get a Home Energy Assessment – Slate. This is the sort of thing that the Cambridge Energy Alliance offers. Homeowners should really take advantage of it.
- Why the Anti-Urban Bias? – Boston Globe. An economics professor argues that recovery spending on highways and subsidies for home ownership encourage unsustainable sprawl.
- What Are Soap Nuts? – Making This Home. I’ve always wondered about soap nuts but never had the guts to experiment. Do they even work in a front loader?
- Toyota Prius Greenest Car in 2010? – Pays to Live Green. Consumer Reports loves our car. I love Consumer Reports. Win/win.
- Central Square Retail Tide Turning? – Cambridgeport Blog. A vegan cafe just blocks from my house? I’m so excited!