The average age of marriage is on the rise in the United States, and a study shows singles living alone use significantly more electricity and gas and produce more food waste per person than those who live with others.
Which gender takes longer showers? Which sex eats more? Recycles more? Buys more sustainable products? In the battle for the ‘greenest of the sexes,’ some of the answers might surprise you.
Thousands of flowers will adorn Thanksgiving tables today, but according to Stanford earth science students, many professional and store-bought arrangements are grown with heavy pesticides and may not make for eco-friendly centerpieces.
In this month’s Sound Advice for a Green Earth column, a Stanford science student recommends do-it-yourself ways to save on energy bills and seal drafty homes and apartments.
Planes, trains, ships, automobiles, and pipelines account for 27 percent of all energy use in the world. Stanford engineers are studying how to make greener transportation more affordable and accessible to the masses.
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.
Stanford’s Sustainable Fashion Collective held a fashion show featuring eco-friendly beaded necklaces made by women in Uganda. The proceeds from jewelry sales help the women escape poverty.
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.