Engineer in datacenter server room. Photo credit: Mentora.
Global Cooling?
May 4, 2015 — Ryan Walker

In today’s modern world there have been a lot of revolutionary innovations that allow us to live the way we do - automobiles, electronics...and air conditioning. Although cooling systems may not be widely considered by the average person, they have perhaps had the greatest influence globally on where and how humans live. (more…) Read More
Squirrels are one of the many species that benefit from biophilic cities.
Biophilic DC
April 27, 2015 — Megan Draheim

For the last several months, a working group has worked on bringing the Sense of the Council on Biophilic Cities Resolution of 2015 to the Council of the District of Columbia. The group was composed of co-founder Stella Tarney of Dumbarton Oaks Park and the Sustainable Landscape Design Program at George Washington University, Chris Weiss of the DC Environmental Network, Anne Lewis of City Wildlife, John Hadidian of HSUS, and myself, among others. (more…) Read More
A Champion for Sustainable Agricultural Practices
April 20, 2015 — Jeremy Orr

When Josh Nease set out in search of a master’s degree, he was looking for more than just your run-of-the-mill formal education provided by most universities. As the manager of Virginia Tech’s Catawba Sustainability Center (CSC), a nearly 400-acre farm in Catawba, Virginia, that researches sustainable farming practices, he sought a graduate school that offered both personal and professional growth. One that challenged his perceptions and broadened his understanding of natural resource management principles, especially at the global level. (more…) Read More
Where Do Mobile Phones Go When They Die?
April 13, 2015 — Ellen Graap Loth

How would you feel if the mobile phone you just replaced with a newer model ended up here? After I purchased my first smartphone a few years ago, I visited the mobile technology retail store where I had purchased the trusty but slightly outdated flip phone I was replacing, and asked if they would be able to take their product back and recycle it. The store employees admitted they had no idea what they would do with the phone, but they… Read More
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Growing Resilient Infrastructure
April 6, 2015 — Bruce Hull, Josh Nease

With global pressures from rising sea levels and expanding urban centers, resilient infrastructure is a proactive solution to protecting vulnerable communities. Smart design is an increasingly important component in tackling these new development projects, and new types of public-private partnerships are arising to help address the issue. CLiGS recently had the opportunity to interview Shalini Vajjhala about her experiences in trying to provide a link between traditional silos to overcome sustainable development challenges. This interview provides insight on the virtues… Read More