Welcome to our ongoing project, LJWorld.com/Green. In this section, we'll be introducing you to people who live a green life. We'll be sharing anecdotes about how our journalists are making their lives more "green" and we'll be giving you tools to help make your own life "green."
- Algae’s energy potential blooms
- KU researchers seeing green in alternative biofuel project
- November 9, 2009
- Kansas University researchers are working to turn microbes from treated sewage into a commercially viable biofuel, fluid that one day could be used to power the nation’s cars, trucks, airplanes and other modes of transportation.
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- City throws a down-to-Earth celebration
- April 20, 2013
- Earth Day isn’t until April 22, but the City of Lawrence observed the eco-friendly holiday early with an Earth Day Parade and Celebration Saturday. The celebrations, hosted by the Waste Reduction and Recycling department, were scheduled early because Earth Day fell on a weekday, and the city wanted to be sure city residents could attend. By Meagan Thomas
- Upcycled wares on the up and up in Lawrence
- January 7, 2013
- Upcycling — not only is it all over websites such as Etsy and Pinterest, it’s an increasingly popular trend in Lawrence. Between downtown shops and individual artisans, creative types are breathing new life into old objects and finding success selling them online and in stores. By Sara Shepherd.
- Energy fair offers bright ideas
- September 22, 2012
- Brad Allen likes hybrid cars. But he had never driven fully-electric car until Saturday.
- Fair to offer energy-efficient ideas
- 10:59 p.m., September 20, 2012 Updated 09:29 a.m.
- Lawrence residents on Saturday can get information about energy efficiency and sustainability for homes and cars.
- City to use effluent water for irrigation
- September 15, 2012
- The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has trucked more than 1 million gallons of potable water to saplings, grass and flowers in medians, roundabouts and the like throughout the city this summer.
- Hy-Vee to open environmentally friendly convenience store on Thursday
- August 29, 2012
- West Lawrence motorists will get a new option for gasoline purchases on Thursday, and they may get a glimpse at the future of how convenience stores are built too.
- Energy Conservation Fair set for Sept. 22
- August 14, 2012
- The city of Lawrence will host the Lawrence Energy Conservation Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at Holcom Park Recreation Center at 2700 W. 27th Street. Local builders, architects, government agencies and others will present exhibits showing how to lower utility bills or increase energy efficiency.
- Go Green: Special tape on windows can help reduce bird strikes
- July 2, 2012
- You’ve probably heard it — the sickening thud of a bird against a window.
- Environmental group starting Kansas chapter
- June 8, 2012
- Green Wish, a Los-Angeles-based environmental group, is launching a Kansas chapter with a free event at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave. The group will raise environmental activism awareness and funds for environmental groups in Lawrence and Kansas City, said Victoria Bogner, president of the Kansas Green Wish board of directors.
- Go Green: Pressure cooker a worthwhile investment
- June 4, 2012
- This is what I remembered about the pressure cooker: I remembered the hissing dial on top, its menacing rattle. I remember my mother warning my sisters and me not to go anywhere near it or we would make the top blow off and scald ourselves beyond recognition.
- 10 uses for mason jars
- April 30, 2012
- It used to be a little cottage-y and quaint to have a cupboard full of lid-free mason jars. You know, like you can preserves yourself in a kitchen decked out with roosters and red-and-white checked textiles, and then enjoy the final product on toast made from homemade bread, served with a side of orange juice in last year’s preserves jar. (A pie on the window sill completes the picture, no?)
- Many hybrid-car owners buy once, but not again
- April 16, 2012
- While the choice of fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles for sale in the U.S. continues to grow, more buyers than not are deciding against the technology when they go to buy another car.
- Green your garden with rain barrels
- April 16, 2012
- Robin Blair does what she can to help her plants thrive. She plants them in good soil and keeps the weeds away. She also waters them regularly with rainwater captured in barrels in the yard of her Shrewsbury, N.J., home.
- Study: Young people not so ‘green’
- April 16, 2012
- They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in conserving resources — and often less civic-minded overall — than their elders were when they were young.
- Where are your bottles going? Look inside the Ripple Glass recycling process
- April 16, 2012
- Beer and wine bottles and the occasional Ragu jar fill the purple Ripple Glass recycling bin in the parking lot of On the Rocks Liquor, 1818 Mass. It hasn’t been there long, but folks have taken notice — and it fills up quickly.