Saturday Green Links – 6/18
I *love* the Sprouts of Hope. They’re an environmental group made up of Cambridge middle school students, and they’re really active.
- Using Our Book to Teach about Energy – Sprouts of Hope. The Sprouts’ book Energy Lite is included with all Kill-a-Watts borrowed from Cambridge libraries.
- Students Take on the STARS Reporting Process – AASHE Blog. Students at Unity College talk about their experiences helping measure their school’s sustainability.
- Is it more eco-friendly to see movies in a theater or on DVD? – Slate. I’m kind of a homebody, but if I walk or take my bike to the theater it wins out.
- Quick Tip: Summer Heat-Soak Solutions for Cars – Right Home Today. The inside of a car can reach 140 degrees.
- The Costs and Savings of Bicycle Commuting – Get Rich Slowly. I love breakdowns like this. I definitely didn’t spend this much on accessories for my bike, and it’s saving me $59 a month in T passes.
- Eco Web Hosting – Eco Living Advice. They don’t even mention AISO, which is the one I chose.
- Our white walls explained – The Zero Waste Home. Yes! I find my unadorned walls relaxing. I don’t understand why my lack of decoration bothers other people so much.
- JP should accept Whole Foods, but hold it to its commitments – Boston Globe. I don’t live in JP, so my opinion matters for bupkis, but I really don’t understand why people are getting so worked up over this.
- Coke and Pepsi’s plant-based bottles still damage the environment – Slate. I have always wondered why everyone goes so crazy for plant-based plastic.
- Biodegradable Products Bad for Climate? – Triple Pundit. Yes, they are, if you throw them away. And since most of them can’t be composted in backyard composters, you probably will.
That’s it for today. If you find anything interesting this week, please share.