Daily Green Wrap-Up 3.November, 2011

I’m not quite sure what to make of a UK campaign called Start Today. Created as a coalition of 12 of the UK’s leading consumer-facing brands—from EDF Energy through Marks & Spencer supermarkets to Virgin Money—the campaign focuses on the kinds of individual lifestyle changes that the green movement has been pushing for some time, and that have so far failed to catch on.
Apparently several Harvard students enrolled in Professor Greg Mankiw’s Economics 10 class walked out yesterday. Following is their open letter to Mankiw.
The youth are taking greater stock in their ability to effect change, which in this case, is the form of education they need. Hopefully we’ll see more of the younger generations taking things into their own hands.
Many automakers are dropping huge sums of money into turbocharger research. Leading the pack is Ford, whose EcoBoost line of turbo engines have already met with better-than-expected commercial success.
Its great that companies are putting more of their focus into innovations that will benefit green vehicles.
Don’t overlook the importance of personal sustainability choices in the march to develop global business sustainability practices.
That was the dominant theme of a speech delivered to corporate sustainability and social responsibility executives and managers at BSR Conference 2011 by Dean Ornish, the founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and a member of the The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy.
I think this is an important article in that it reminds people that change begins with our selves.
Making energy from urine may be one way of turning human and animal waste into an energy source. Scientist at Bristol Robotics Laboratory created microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that use bacteria to break down molecules found in urine.

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