This #GivingTuesday ‘Color The World’ with The Pulsera Project

#GivingTuesday is a day for giving back, to write a check to a worthwhile cause or to donate your time and expertise to charity. Today, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, is the second annual #GivingTuesday, where global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more have come together to shape a new movement. Join the national [...]

An Environmentalist’s Responsibility

Today, I attended a sustainability workshop.  I walked in after signing in at the registration to pick up a bagel for breakfast.  On the table were plastic utensils, individually wrapped containers of cream cheese, Styrofoam cups and plates, various juices in plastic bottles, and my arch nemesis…bottled water.  My first instinct was to scream, but [...]

The Potential for a Sustainable Suburbia

I've been home in Long Valley, New Jersey on spring break from the University of Delaware for a week now.  Long Valley can only be defined as the epitome of Suburbia.  The American Dream at its finest can be found here.  A town 97.6% white, with single family housing sitting on individual plots of land [...]

Brownfield Redevelopment — A Win-Win for the Economy and the Environment

Hydrocarbon spillages, solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, tributyltins, and asbestos.  These are all typical pollutants found on Brownfield sites, an abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facility available for redevelopment, often times contaminated by the agents above. The EPA highlights success stories from 16 states across the nation, but perhaps the most well-known area in the [...]

Don’t Trust the Label

Stainless steel water bottles, reusable bags, and recycling are frequently associated with “going green” or “sustainability” in U.S. popular culture.  However, if asked to define sustainability, chances are, most Americans would falter.   At the Brundtland Commission of the United Nations in 1987, sustainable development was defined as “development that meets the needs of the present [...]