Biology is a required course for many Stanford undergraduates. A new pilot lab always meets outside and lets students research a native California plant at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.
Electric cars require heavy duty batteries that will need to be replaced in a car’s lifespan, but with battery recycling programs, electric vehicles are still a greener choice than gas-fueled ones.
Stanford University features more than 800 hundred species of trees and plants. Varieties include fruits and vegetables, which helps stock Stanford dining halls and restaurants.
High-speed rail is one of President Obama’s priorities, but Northern California debates continue. According to Stanford earth science students, high-speed trains are only eco-friendly if full.
Susan Middleton, wildlife photographer, snaps portraits of rare sea life to promote conservation efforts. When a bird died from consuming plastic shreds, she photographed the plastic to make an artistic point.
Green is the new black. Stanford earth science students recommend places to buy eco-friendly clothing — from green jeans to dresses to outerwear. The clothes come from sustainable fabric without harmful dyes.
Corn ethanol has environmental, economic and social impacts that reach far beyond the gas tank. And by almost any analysis, those impacts make it a poor choice for fuel in the United States.
For eco-friendly dinner parties, reusable plates beat disposables almost every time. But you can make your meals even greener by focusing on what goes on the plates, too.