This week I was lucky enough to attend the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) 2014 Conference in Portland, Oregon.1)This trip was supported by funding from PAPIIT. Erin and I presented on our experiences integrating sustainability into higher education in Mexico and on some preliminary results from our waste research in … Read more…
Attending AASHE 2014 Conference today in Portland, Oregon-looking forward to lots of Sustainability inspiration!
- Fascinating graphics from National Geographic comparing what people eat around the world.
- Energy news:
- A new study has begun to quantify how much natural gas is being lost through leaky pipes before it gets to our home. The picture does not look good.
- Walmart has installed an astounding amount of solar panels, far outpacing the rest of corporate america. Would be curious to know how this compares to their total energy demand.
- Diffusion research has long suggested the new innovations spread through social and/or geographically based networks. Research on uptake of solar panels has found this to hold at a neighborhood level with rooftop solar.
- Manufactured homes present significant advantages for more accessible and sustainable housing, argues a piece in the Atlantic.
The electricity needed for lighting is in free fall and the reason is technology. As we discussed in the previous post, electricity used for residential lighting has (somewhat) unexpectedly begun to fall and is expected to continue to do so for the ensuing decades. Tentatively, we can conclude that neither changing consumer behavior nor saturated … Read more…