Sustainability in the News

  1. Bay grasses rebound in most places

    Recovery from recent declines seen in vital habitat

    Underwater grasses rebounded last year in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, partially reversing a three-year decline in a key indicator of the bay's health, scientists said Monday.
    Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-gr-bay-grasses-20140421,0,1014132.story?track=rss
  2. Remembering Rachel Carson and the birth of the environmental movement

    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bal-remembering-rachel-carson-and-the-birth-of-the-environmental-movement-20140416,0,5419893.storylink?track=rss
  3. Damage from Lake Kittamaqundi fuel spill minimal

    The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson.
    Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:31:00 +0000http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/ph-ho-cf-fuel-spill-20140416,0,6474306.story?track=rss

In the Spotlight

Real time data on solar generation at Hopkins

Photovoltaic (PV) panels atop seven buildings collect solar radiation and convert it into electricity, generating 1 million kWh of clean renewable energy each year, or enough electricity to power roughly 112 average households and offset 545 tons of greenhouse gases.

Learn more about JHU solar

 

Ideas in Action

Think before you print.

Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed.