Ralphie's Green Stampede

Ralphie's Green Stampede

Ralphie's Green Stampede (RGS) was established in 2008 as the Nation's first NCAA Division 1 Sports Sustainability Program. RGS aims to use the power of sport to encourage fans to adopt sustainable practices such as reducing waste and saving water and energy at home, work, and play. tSR correspondent Dean Maniuszko traveled to the University of Colorado during homecoming last fall to get the scoop on all things sustainable when it comes to football. 

BioChar

BioChar

Senior Sustainability Scientist Netra Chhetri's project in the Chitwan region of Nepal turns an agricultural problem into a multidimensional solution by turning an invasive vine into biochar - a kind of activated charcoal that burns more cleanly than wood, fertilizes soil, filters water, and provides a much needed alternative income stream.

Waste Expo: Part 2

Waste Expo: Part 2

In part 2 of the Waste Expo we examine food waste technologies as well as the coolest bin at the show! In June, tSR traveled to the largest waste convention in the USA, Waste Expo 2016 Las Vegas. CEO's, Public Works officials, consultants, data companies, etc. all converge once a year to discuss trends, showcase the newest products and technologies, and gain the latest knowledge in the industry. 

Waste Expo: Part 1

Waste Expo: Part 1

In June, tSR traveled to the largest waste convention in the USA, Waste Expo 2016 Las Vegas. CEO's, Public Works officials, consultants, data companies, etc. all converge once a year to discuss trends, showcase the newest products and technologies, and gain the latest knowledge in the industry. In part 1 of this series we talk to experts about data and technology trends as well as how research impacts the industry. 

Oak Flats

Oak Flats

Can you imagine life without electricity? Electricity is just one service for which copper is an essential component. Yet mining copper from the earth comes at a cost, especially when it is in your own back yard. Watch a young San Carlos Apache woman and residents of Superior, AZ provide their thoughts about a proposed copper mine near their home in eastern Arizona.

In Memory of Curits Shaw. 

tSR Feature: Paris Climate Agreement [COP 21]

tSR Feature: Paris Climate Agreement [COP 21]

Climate change poses a great threat to the environment and human society. The stakes are higher than ever to make progress on this issue. In December 2015, 195 countries met in Paris, France to develop a new international agreement to combat climate change. In an effort to understand what this new agreement means, tSR sat down with three experts at Arizona State University to learn more. Manjana Milkoreit, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Arizona State University.