Green-News: Thursday 9.19.08
- We all know factories and refineries ravage the environment, but CHURCHES have a carbon footprint of about 1.1 million tons a year, inspiring many of them to go GREEN—via GreenDaily.
- This sounds a little gross, but Millbrae, California’s Water Pollution Control Plant has recycled 1 MILLION gallons of used kitchen grease; The San Mateo County Times reports.
- According to The Daily Mail, drivers in England could face FINES for letting their cars idle while stuck in traffic. Officials suggest shutting off engines to reduce emissions.
- Berkeley, California has approved city-backed loans for homeowners who wish to install solar panels on their houses. The loans would be up to $22,000 apiece; more from The New York Times.
- Zoos are a great place for school field trips and they’re also doing A LOT to slow the extinction of endangered species. Zoos do genetic research and conduct wild release programs—from Green Daily.
- Inkjet printers are cheaper than laser printers, but they create MORE waste. Inkjets need a new cartridge after a couple hundred pages, while laser printers can go into the THOUSANDS—TreeHugger is on it.
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