Saturday Green Links – 7/14
I’m so disappointed in Apple. They’ve glued the motherboards and batteries to the cases in their new Macbook Pro and Air models, so they can’t be taken apart for recycling.
- Apple Pulls Mac Lineup from EPEAT Certification – Mac Observer. Apple has taken themselves out of the running for the environmental certification that they helped create, because the MacBook Pro and Air are unrecyclable.
- The New MacBook Pro: Unfixable, Unhackable, Untenable – Wired. Not only is it unrecyclable, it’s unfixable, too. Disgusting.
- Energy Information Design – Energy Circle. Best use I’ve ever seen for Pinterest. Who knew there were so many infographics out there?
- Got Milk? You Don’t Need It – New York Times. “Sugar—in the form of lactose—contributes about 55 percent of skim milk’s calories, giving it ounce for ounce the same calorie load as soda.” (Thanks, Sophie!)
- Boston’s Summer of Sun – Boston Globe. The Solarize Mass program makes solar energy more affordable for Boston residents.
- The battle for environmental labels is on – Slate. The Sustainability Consortium (funded by Wal-Mart) is trying to figure out how to make life-cycle assessments for thousands of products.
- More Than Half of Campus Waste Recyled – UMass Lowell. Jason’s (new) alma mater! I think their results are even more impressive for being mostly a commuter school.
- How Green is a Disney Vacation? – Green Lifestyle Consulting. Maybe more than you think. (For Sharon!)
- Using A Stainless Steel Lunch Box – Green Lifestyle Consulting. Can you tell this is my new favorite blog? I’ve always wanted to try a tiffin.
That’s all for now. If you read anything interesting this week, send it my way.