Isobutanol: A Boon for the Biofuel Industry

by Meg Hartley In the biofuel debate, cellulosic biofuels–alcohol produced from the breakdown of organic biomass–have taken precedence over the use of corn ethanol, because of the utilization of biowaste materials in their production. Recently, an isomer of butanol (isobutanol) has been created through the use of microbes to digest the plant material. This breakthrough […]

Energy

Here are some resources that are available for free to the public regarding some of the issues that we struggle with and strive to improve.  This is a beginning list, we will be constantly expanding this as we come across new information. We provide links to free articles, organizations, free journals, and then we have […]

E-Scrap

Summary by Scott McHale Ever wonder what to do with your outdated laptop? Or what about that iPod that stopped working four years ago and is sitting in your desk drawer? This article discusses the implication of disposing of these devices that have met the end of their lives. The amount of these EOLs, or […]

Clean Energy Funding

by Scott McHale Did you know that last year the Obama administration arranged more financing for clean energy than both Europe and Brazil?  The Federal Financing Bank completed 13 deals worth about 10 billion dollars.  One was with BrightSource Energy to build Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar thermal plant.  Government funding for clean energy also […]

New Sustainability and Environmental News Resources Available

A huge thank you to Whitney Belmont from Bloomberg who sent in several additions to our free research links!  Green Energy News:  http://www.bloomberg.com/sustainability/energy/ Corporate Sustainability: http://www.bloomberg.com/sustainability/corporate/ Environment Protection Policies: http://www.bloomberg.com/sustainability/policy/ Recycling News: http://www.bloomberg.com/sustainability/natural-resources/ Do you have something you want to share? Send it to info@americanclothingexperiment.org and we are happy to put it up for you! Thank you for helping us build […]

Access Fund’s 2011 National Access & Stewardship Summit

If you all don’t know this organization yet, you should.The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, the Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock, ice, mountaineering, and bouldering. They rule, and are always […]

Steps to Sustainability

Here are some resources that are available for free to the public regarding some of the issues that we struggle with and strive to improve.  This is a beginning list, we will be constantly expanding this as we come across new information. We provide links to free articles, organizations, free journals, and then we have […]

Fiber Study

Here are some resources that are available for free to the public regarding some of the issues that we struggle with and strive to improve.  This is a beginning list, we will be constantly expanding this as we come across new information. We provide links to free articles, organizations, free journals, and then we have […]