Today, representatives from Arizona State University’s Polytechinic Engineering Team introduced their ongoing project, the EcoCAR 3. This vehicle will compete in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Program. Laurie Ralston, an advisor of the coCAR 3’s Communication Team, explains that the purpose of this four-year competition is to redesign the 2016 6-Cylinder Chevrolet Camaro to be fuel-efficient while also reducing the environmental impact. ASU is one of sixteen universities competing in North America. Read more
By John and Jennifer Burkhart
August means the return of the school year, and while the kids are groaning, parents everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief. But if you’re dreading the daily routine of preparing school lunches, you can keep things interesting with these ideas for good-for-them lunchbox fare. We did some sampling to find out which lunch items are worthy of the little brown bag.
On August 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the very first federal regulations requiring the nation’s oil and gas industry to cut emissions of methane. This step was initiated by the expanding effort to combat climate change. By the end of 2025, the EPA hopes to reduce methane emissions from agriculture, landfills, and oil and gas activities by 45%. How impressive!
By Anton G. Camarota, PhD
One of the most important aspects of the sharing economy is that many emerging business models are well suited to starting a green business. These business models fall into two general categories: those which facilitate transactions that result in greater access to a product or service instead of ownership, and those which enable peer-to-peer transactions that connect the unused capacity of individuals with demand arising from their peers. Renting and reselling goods are examples in the first category, and carpooling and Wi-Fi hotspot sharing are examples in the second.
By Kourtney Seaton
In 2003, the Surgeon General of the United States released a statement addressing our nation’s obesity crisis: “It’s the fastest-growing cause of disease and death in America. And it’s completely preventable.”
For Stanfield Elementary School principal Dr. Chris Lineberry, implementing a health and wellness program for his students was a top priority to improve the lives of children academically, physically and emotionally.
Lineberry’s passion to promote wellness started in 2006, after he suffered a minor heart attack at school as a principal in North Carolina. He was overweight and out of shape. This eye-opening experience was a catalyst for change in Lineberry’s life, and he set out to improve not only his health, but the overall health of his school staff and students.
Book by Patrick Di Justo
Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer
Borborygmus.That’s the technical term for what you’re experiencing now: great big rumbles from ‘neath your navel. Snarls from your stomach; a reminder that it’s snack time. Aside from sugary-salty goodness, though, and a feeling of satisfaction, what will you consume? To find out, read “This is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?” by Patrick Di Justo, and hang on to your gut…