Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

Transforming Tylenol: a susta

Transforming Tylenol: a sustainable path without coal tar or crude oil

Paracetamol, the omnipresent pain reliever found in countless households worldwide, may soon radically adjust its manufacturing method. For more than a century, this medicine, known as acetaminophen in the United States and Japan, has been manufactured using chemicals derived from coal tar or crude Read More...

Green Education

Two new DC public schools model net zero education

It goes without saying that we should be teaching our children about important environmental matters, especially excessive energy consumption and the need for energy efficiency. But what about the energy that a school itself consumes? While it is a rarely-thought-of area for improvement, new Read More...

Passive House: Super energy ef

Passive House: Super energy efficient housing

How a new kind of home which produces more energy than it consumes, can drastically reduce fuel bills and CO2 emissions. Ursula Sautter | June/July 2009 issue Governments around the world are scrambling to address the twin crises of our times—the recession and climate change—by investing in Read More...

Making money a renewable resou

Making money a renewable resource

How Peter Liu, a former oil industry engineer, stopped designing petrochemical plants and started the first green bank in U.S. David Bank. David Bank | December 2008 issue Several years ago, when the drips through our ceiling could no longer be ignored, we decided to install solar panels along Read More...