Tuesday, December 31, 2019

8th Environmental Documentary Series at Siena Heights University

The Sustainable College Committee proudly announces the 8th Environmental Documentary Series.

Almost all films will start Wednesdays 6:30 PM in the Science Building, Room SCI 131 and are free and open for everybody. This faculty-led program and any related discussion is for educational benefit only. A campus map can be found at: http://sienaheights.edu/About/Campus-Map-Parking
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For the details of every showing, including links to information about the films, please refer to the schedule at: http://sustainability.sienaheights.edu/environmental-documentaries.html
This year we will host a pre-release screening of Nor Any Drop to Drink focusing on the Flint water crisis and how appointed emergency managers violated democracy in the State of Michigan.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough - CNN

New York (CNN Business)A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet.



Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat above 1,000 degrees Celsius.



Heliogen, backed by Bill Gates, has achieved a breakthrough that could allow cement makers to transition away from fossil fuels. The company uses artifical intelligence and an array of mirrors to create vast amounts of heat, essentially harnessing the power of the sun.
Heliogen, backed by Bill Gates, has achieved a breakthrough that could allow cement makers to transition away from fossil fuels. The company uses artifical intelligence and an array of mirrors to create vast amounts of heat, essentially harnessing the power of the sun.

Continue reading at: Secretive energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough - CNN

The Project Drawdown of Agriculture - Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use

Attached is the executive summary of the executive summary of this important initiative to reshape agriculture. In my view, it compares to a “Project Drawdown” to radically reshape agriculture to be truly sustainable and unleash the full potential of agriculture for climate mitigation and adaption.


My 5-page compilation of the report can be downloaded at: http://wassmer.org/Adrian/Growing Better.pdf
The full report can be found at: https://www.unsdsn.org/growing-better-ten-critical-transitions-to-transform-food-and-land-use