Academics

March for Science: What You Need to Know

2017 is shaping up to be the Year of the March, and Earth Day will get an inaugural march to add to its festivities: the March for Science. Millions of people are expected to join in, from places as far apart as Anchorage, Alaska, to Wangdue,…

6 Ways Online Education Prevents Planetary Pollution

Most people consciously manage their impact on the environment to the best of their ability. But did you know that choosing to earn your degree online can help keep the earth clean at the same time? Unlike the convenience of cars, the convenience…

Infographic: How Many Trees Has E-Commerce Saved?

In the olden days, when you needed to buy something, you often turned to the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog, which contained in its pages anything you could want. The first catalog went out in 1888, advertising watches and jewelry. It was an…

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned About Recycling from a Pew Study

Did you know that the gap between the state that recycles the most and the one that recycles the least is a whopping 49 percent? Or that almost every lead-acid car battery in this country gets recycled? We learned this — and a whole lot more — by…

Trash vs. Garbage: Is There a Difference?

I’m guessing that if someone asks you to take out the trash, your reaction would probably be the same as if they asked you to take out the garbage. You might defer at first (using the ol’ “I’ll do it later, honey!” excuse), but eventually, yo…

Why Is Denver So Bad at Recycling?

Denver is one of those cities that seems like it would be a dream for any eco-friendly person to live in. It’s full of like-minded people all working together to keep the environment clean and healthy … right? According to a recent study,…

Carbon Tax: A Primer on What It Is and Why We Need It

As I write this on the heels of our 2016 presidential election, discussing climate change and ways to forestall its effects seems like an especially relevant topic. We have seen how, in our country, climate change has become a partisan issue…

Donate A Computer And Help Students

As students are heading back to school, now is one of the prime times of year to think about upgrading old technology. Whether you’re getting a new phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for your favorite scholar, chances are you’ll be left…

Recycling Contest: Bigger Than The Bin

When we think about recycling, we usually think about what can be placed in the blue bin. But what about all those things that aren’t so small? The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning have teamed up to challenge…

Contest for Kids: Learn More About Home Recycling, Win a Bike!

The future of the planet belongs to today’s youth, and we have a feeling it’s in pretty good hands — kids today are savvier about recycling than ever before. Now, they can put that knowledge to good use in pursuit of winning fun prizes, including…