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Most parents try everything they can to make sure their kids eat healthy foods while at home, but what about when they’re at school? Considering that it’s one of the three main meals of the day, what your child has for lunch is a major factor in their development, and can have an effect on both their learning and growth. While it may not seem like we have much control over the types of foods and snacks our children have at school (especially if they attend public school), we recently spoke with Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food, and learned that quite the opposite is true. We also found out more about the Coalition’s involvement in establishing NYC’s first vegetarian school, and how the kids at that school have been faring academically since the change.

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Toyota Opens The Fuel Cell Kimono by Debra Fiakas CFA Last week Toyota Motor Corporation (TM: NYSE) announced its intention to share its patented fuel cell technology with other automotive manufacturers. Engineers from competing auto manufacturers can get a look at Toyota’s fuel cell designs up through 2020. Toyota has taken a page from Tesla Motors (TSLA: Nasdaq), which made its electric vehicle battery designs available to the public last year. Since the car business is intensely competitive, automotive manufacturers are typically quite circumspect about their innovations. However, producers of cars powered by alternative energy sources are faced with a unique problem - the need to develop scale in the power supply chain.

Top 25 Interior Design & Furniture Blogs We scoured the web looking for the best interior design and furniture blogs, and below is what we found. From large multi-writer blogs like Moco Loco to more personal fare like Gaile Guevara, the below 25 blogs (plus 5 honorable mentions) are the cream of the design crop. 1. Design Sponge Climate Change » Friends of the Earth Ireland - Inspiring soluti you are here : home » climate change Read all the lastest news on climate change, and our blogs, actions and updates below. Lack of political leadership on climate change fed opposition to wind energy - Today's Climate Bill can reset debate Issued in news on April 15, 2014 at 09:49:00. Lack of political leadership on climate change fed opposition to wind energy - Today's Climate Bill can reset debate

Next Big Future: Biochar could boost agricultural yields and control pollution Across the United States, sales of biochar, a long-lasting soil additive, have surged over the past few years. Biochar sales have tripled annually since 2008, according to some estimates. The Biochar Company in Berwyn, Pennsylvania — which supplied Flanner's Brooklyn farm — sells it both wholesale and direct to consumers, through outlets including Amazon and some Whole Foods stores. Tic-tac-toe Coasters The X-mix coasters from Mocha.UK look like a stack of funky, colorful protectors for your tabletops. However, pop out the x’s and they reveal themselves as a dual purpose accessory. You can use them to play the classic game of tic-tac-toe or noughts and crosses as it is also known. The set of five coasters come apart to form 10 game pieces for a bit of fun.

ethiquette.ca Thank you for visiting ethiquette.ca When ethiquette was born (2005) there was a dearth of information on eco-responsible products, now there are several. Another area of consumption that holds enormous potential for impact, but that is little understood is that of socially responsible investment. In her efforts to align financial systems with social and environmental wellbeing, Brenda Plant (founder of ethiquette.ca) is now working on a website that will help Quebecers and Canadians better understand and use socially responsible investment to improve our world. Sign up for the website launch notice here: Brenda Plant (founder of ethiquette.ca) is now a partner with Ellio – Strategic Sustainability Consultants. The Scientific Breakthrough That Will Completely Change The Electric Vehicle Market Tesla's Model S is the only car approaching a 300-mile range, but improving technology could change that quickly. Image owned by The Motley Fool. From an research perspective, the drive to build high-density batteries for electric vehicles is just starting. Sure, research on better batteries has been going on for years, but until the last year or two the electric-vehicle market was so small that universities, much less large battery manufacturers, didn't see it as a priority. That's why Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) essentially stuffed a bunch of computer batteries into a car -- it was the best option available.

Removable Handles Alberto Vasquez for IDEA Groups When performing all sorts of complex operations in the kitchen it is important to have a set of safe instruments to work with in this fairly dangerous environment, surrounded by hot ovens and sizzling frying pans. The tools used need to be simple but with plenty of usability. This set of newly designed instruments by Alberto Vasquez has removable handles that are special made with refractory silicone material that can handle 300-400 Celsius which makes it okay to be place inside the oven. The red clip fixes the handle when it is closed, made in the same material but different color. Green Design Institute The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering management, manufacturing, and regulatory processes that can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development. Students from many different degree programs at Carnegie Mellon can participate in the Green Design Institute activities. Through the Green Design Institute, we are solving problems and building tools that help businesses accomplish more with less.

Six Transportation Trends That Will Change How We Move Since the British pioneered “road locomotives” more than a century ago, people have traveled from point to point in largely the same way. That’s changing. Six technologies are converging on the transportation industry, and investors have taken note. Green Jobs, Renewable Energy Jobs, Cleantech Jobs, Environmental home |about us |contact us |advertise |feeds |privacy policy |disclosure Compare Green Cars | Find Alternative Fueling Stations © 2016 Sustainable Business.com. Tesla Motors, Inc. Has a New $9 Billion Ally (NRG, TSLA) Source: Tesla Motors, Inc. Tesla Motors, (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is roaring ahead with electric vehicle innovation -- but it's not the only one. EV's need infrastructure, and Tesla Motors has found an unlikely new ally with the power to push electric vehicle feasibility to the next frontier. Here's what you need to know. Recharge RevolutionNRG Energy, (NYSE: NRG ) isn't an auto manufacturer. Not even close.

Global Calculator shows how the world can 'prosper' while tackling climate change 28 Jan 2015, 07:20Simon Evans The world's population could live a prosperous, European-style lifestyle by 2050 at the same time as avoiding dangerous climate change, according to a new Global Calculator developed by the UK's Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The online tool shows how global prosperity can increase, even as emissions fall by 60 per cent from current levels in line with climate targets. This feat, according to the calculator, would require a series of massive changes to how we use energy, such as a shift from fossil fuels towards nuclear and renewables, and much wider use of electric heat and transport. DECC's tool shows this transition might be slightly more, or slightly less expensive than the cost of doing nothing to tackle emissions.

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