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Gardening in the City? Of Course! Window Box and Container Gardening 101 – A CISC Event

August 13, 2009

Want to eat from your own garden, but think you don’t have enough space? Learn the design elements for a good container or window-box garden — the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space — as well as soil mixtures that work well, and tips for planting and maintaining containers all year. Come check […]

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Tires Made From Trees: Better, Cheaper, More Fuel Efficient

August 6, 2009

Automobile owners around the world may some day soon be driving on tires that are partly made out of trees — which could cost less, perform better and save on fuel and energy. Wood science researchers at Oregon State University have made some surprising findings about the potential of microcrystalline cellulose – a product that […]

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Marine Pest Species Costing Billions In Damage To Fisheries, Coastal Communities And Infrastructure Are Spreading

August 6, 2009
Marine Pest Species Costing Billions In Damage To Fisheries, Coastal Communities And Infrastructure Are Spreading

Marine pest species costing billions in damage to fisheries, coastal communities and infrastructure are spreading as the world’s shipping nations continue to largely neglect bringing into effect an international treaty setting out requirements for consistent handling and treatment of ships’ ballast water, according to new report. Global warming presents an obscure increased threat of the […]

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Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development

August 2, 2009

Urban sustainability requires new models for city planning that embrace digital technologies, which hold the key for designing urban forms that respond to varying conditions. For the most part, cities are composed of static infrastructure that require costly retrofits to adapt to new conditions. The cost of adaptability is exacerbated by fragmented and convoluted administration […]

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Easy Ways Everyone Can Green Their Workplace

July 29, 2009
Easy Ways Everyone Can Green Their Workplace

Since we spend a majority of our time in our workplace, wouldn’t it be nice if it was not only a little more earth friendly, but also healthier and more people friendly? Learn why workplace greening is critical—even the smallest steps count—and how to do it for yourself and your workplace. Dan Miner, Chair of […]

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