A short history of conservation and environmental ideas in the US

In the US, where did our modern ideas on conservation and environmentalism, or not, come from? In the early part of the 20th century, conservation and environmentalism started being debated politically. And, just like now, the main points are around money. Conservation Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt argued to create a long term plan to manage and … Continue reading A short history of conservation and environmental ideas in the US

The end of the Energy Star program?

Sooooo, the EPA does more than monitor and regulate environmental abuses, superfund sites, enforce the clean air and water acts, and monitor climate change. They also run the Energy Star program. According to The Washington Post and other sources, a new White House proposal would kill the highly successful ENERGY STAR program. Hoteliers of all … Continue reading The end of the Energy Star program?