US schools to get green makeovers

US SCHOOLS TO GET GREEN MAKEOVERS

Green Cross’s US arm, Global Green, has held its annual Green School Makeover Competition, which has been won by a school in Texas. The competition recognizes schools that promote energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste and educate children on recycling. The Texas School for the Deaf, in Austin, won the competition and received US$65,000 in … Read more

Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Power

The nuclear disaster resulting from the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in early March has revived the debate over the future of nuclear power worldwide. Public opinion polls around the world reveal record anti-nuclear public attitudes. According to recent surveys, 87% of people in Switzerland (Le Matin,19.03.2011) and around 70% in the US … Read more

Rio+20: Future We Want

UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Future We Want campaign has been embraced by the United Nations to help promote the June 2012 “Rio+20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. A co-founder of the Future We Want campaign is Bill Becker, climate policy expert and member of the Climate Change Task Force. Green Cross is a supporter of the “Rio+20: … Read more

International action needed on environmental, economic and social challenges

“This telephone is an amazing invention but who would want to use one of them?” said American President Rutherford Hayes back in 1876. During the past year, there have been numerous examples of political shortsightedness that have reminded me of President Hayes’ anecdote. 2011 started with Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and ended with the disturbingly … Read more