Movers and shakers in solar are reestablishing their presence in an industry that’s seen some turmoil in recent years. Our animated video overviews San Jose-based SunPower and San Mateo-based SolarCity.
First went plastic bags. Now, California cities are increasingly banning that constant companion to hot lunches and coffee: polystyrene, a type of plastic better known by its household name Styrofoam.
Solar companies, like San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower Corp., are tapping into new consumer markets by offering creative financing options that allow customers to lease solar panel systems for their homes.
The school district is uprooting sprinkler-reliant lawns, implementing composting and recycling and adopting more energy conscious habits in its push to reduce its carbon footprint and save money.
Critics are buzzing about a new movement known as “ecological art.” Ecological artists are using their paintings, sculptures and photography to start conservation conversations.
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.