Key to a greener future

I was very intrigued and impressed when I found out what this little contraption in my Spanish hotel room was: When my roommate and I first entered our hotel room in Galicia, the northwestern region of Spain, we quickly discovered that our lights weren’t working.  After making a call to the front desk, we learned that the lights were, in fact, in working order, but … Continue reading Key to a greener future

Diversity Endangered CLP – Feb. 8, 2012

Diversity Endangered Time: Wed Feb 08 2012 04:00 PM  to  05:00 PM Location: Duke Library Pitts Conference Room   Organization: Library  Description: Diversity Endangered The Decorative and Fine Arts Collection and Special Collections and Archives are partnering to present an exhibition entitled, “Diversity Endangered, Remnants from a Richer Past.” The exhibition is a natural history exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution with a grant from the National … Continue reading Diversity Endangered CLP – Feb. 8, 2012

Sustainable Hobbit House

Check out this amazing story of Simon Dale’s “hobbit house” in Whales. As part of his commitment to the environment and his passion for self-reliant living, he hand built this house for him and his family from the existing landscape. According to Dale, “The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us [the family] a unique opportunity to live … Continue reading Sustainable Hobbit House

New carbon scrubber under development

One of the potential solutions to our current carbon dioxide problem is the effective yet controversial use of carbon scrubbers. Carbon scrubbers absorb excess carbon from the atmosphere and store it or process it for recycling. Critics argue that simply taking out carbon from the atmosphere is more costly and less effective than the simple solution of stopping excess carbon dioxide release in the first … Continue reading New carbon scrubber under development