Earth Fair’s Fate Uncertain This Year


Though it is the largest event held in Balboa Park every year, the future of this year’s Earth Fair is in doubt. About 60,000 people flock to Balboa Park to celebrate Mother Earth during Earth Fair, which is held in late April. Event founder and CEO Carolyn Chase said she was recently told by the […]

USPS and UPS Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions


The U.S. Postal Service and UPS are about to demonstrate how business rivals can combine forces to improve their bottom lines while cutting out waste and pollution. The two have just embarked on a “unique partnership” called Blue and Brown Make Green, which is aimed at reducing the carbon footprints of both the world’s biggest […]

COP18 Wraps Up in Qatar


International climate talks between some 200 nations, ended last week after closing with a marathon 36 hour session.  Nations from around the world met to discuss carbon emissions and global warming.  What came out of the talks?  First of all, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which places limits on some greenhouse gas emissions of developed countries, […]

Sustainable Building: UCSD Structural and Materials Engineering


UC San Diego’s LEED Certified Structural and Materials Engineering building, newly completed and dedicated in September 2012, is the ideal venue for Sustainable Solutions. The public event will bring together innovators in sustainable practices to share their unique solutions for making long-term sustainability a reality. Green building features – The building is built with LEED Silver certification in mind […]

Sustainability Spotlight: Kristen Hansen

UCSD Sustainability Program Manager, Kristen Hansen

As Sustainability Program Manager, Kristen Hansen will present on behalf of the UC San Diego Sustainability Resource Center tomorrow at Sustainable Solutions, an event that will bring innovators in sustainable practices together to share their unique solutions for making long-term sustainability a reality. Through her work with the Sustainability Resource Center, Kristen coordinates, tracks, and […]