A Thank-You to Our WE Badger Volunteers
May02

A Thank-You to Our WE Badger Volunteers

WorldGreen and Leonardo Academy would like to thank our first group of volunteers from the UW-Madison Morgridge Center’s WE Badger Volunteers program for their great work this semester! Elise, Beth, Megan, and Carly did a great job for WorldGreen. Elise and Beth, in addition to writing articles, gave us a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. Megan worked on the database of information for our Sustainable Directory,...

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How Will You Spend Earth Day 2013?
Apr21

How Will You Spend Earth Day 2013?

Earth Day is here!!! how will you be marking the occasion?  I’ll be participating in a cleanup of my neighborhood park.  If you’re not sure of how to celebrate Earth Day, we at World Green have come up with a few suggestions: 1.Take part in a local Earth Day event.  Check your local paper or events guide to find out what groups are holding Earth Day events, when, and where.  Fun, educational, and good for the...

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Changing the Look of Sustainability Around the World
Apr19

Changing the Look of Sustainability Around the World

Right now, the word “sustainability” conjures images of plants, reusable grocery bags, and recycling bins, but not for much longer. Organizations around the world are creating buildings that will change your mental image of sustainability with architecture that is simultaneously physically and ecologically amazing.    Bahrain World Trade Center, Manama, Bahrain  These twin skyscrapers are considered by Bahrain to be its first truly...

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When Schools Compete, the Environment Wins
Apr16

When Schools Compete, the Environment Wins

With mascots, chants, and the air of collegiate pride, there’s no doubt that colleges and universities have school spirit. It is this competitive nature that the RecycleMania Tournament used to increase environmental awareness and motivate the campus population to waste less and recycle more. The RecycleMania Tournament is an annual eight-week program in which more than 500 colleges and universities across North America compete for...

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Review of Steven Apfelbaum’s “From Denial to Integrated Solutions.”
Apr16

Review of Steven Apfelbaum’s “From Denial to Integrated Solutions.”

A call to action is not the only thing Steven Apfelbaum requests in his article “From Denial to Integrated Solutions,” posted in the Metropolis Point of View blog on February 19th, 2013. He also bids for a revision of current ideas and, perhaps, a reality check. Apfelbaum, founder of the environmental consulting and ecological restoration company Applied Ecological Services, Inc., is fully aware that big storms have occurred...

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Greening Your Energy Bill: Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
Apr12

Greening Your Energy Bill: Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

Spring is finally here and, as the snow melts in my backyard in Madison, Wisconsin, I’m thinking about gardening. More specifically, I’m thinking about re-landscaping my yard. I am on a never-ending quest to live a more sustainable life and—believe it or not—one of the ways I can make my home more energy efficient is with the appropriate use of landscaping. Two things can greatly affect a building’s energy use from the outside: the...

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