VIDEO: SMU Cafeteria Goes Trayless

March 22, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

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Global News Blog: Israel ‘Goes Green’ with New Proposal

November 11, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Posted by Ally Owens

There’s new emphasis on the campaign to “go green” in Israel. And it goes much further than trying to reduce the use of plastic bags. Recently, the Knesset Economic Affairs committee voted in favor of a program to prohibit the sale of “electricity-hogging” household appliances.

If passed, the new law to begin in March 2010 will affect the use of dishwashers, driers, electrical ovens, washing machines, and other utilities as designated by the Israel Standards Institute. While other measures have been taken to conserve energy, this bill was submitted as part of a program designed to increase the efficiency of energy use of 20% by 2020. The installment of the law will be followed by a public campaign by the National Infrastructure Ministry to promote the conservation of energy.

So while people in America are supporting the popular campaign to keep our planet green, look to Israel for an example. There is always something more than we can do to take it to the next level.

Campus News Blog: Go Green with Earth hour on March 28

March 6, 2009 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Rachel Courie

Giving back to the planet is easier than you think. Earth hour, coming up this month, is just the way to do it.

Earth hour is held all around the world by 400 cities and 35 nations around the planet. Go green for an hour on March 28th from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. by turning off your lights to show your care for the Earth.

The point is to illustrate a change toward the wastefulness of our power usage and make a minute climate change.

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert gave his support for this movement at the City Council meeting on Wednesday.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Leppert said, “You don’t want to have your building be the one that is shining as an energy consumer.”