Sustainability specialist Kindall Brantley shares the benefits of going green

Kindall Brantley is a sustainability specialist at AmplifiedAg, Inc. Brantley helps the business current with environmental regulations, tracking carbon emissions, monitoring water footprints, and implementing other environmental and social sustainability initiatives.  Brantley spoke with rolling out to discuss climate change and the benefits of going green. How does climate change affect our community? The impacts […]

Jackson State energy management coordinator is excited about sustainable energy

Jackson State University held their Future of Energy event on June 16. This panel discussion was hosted by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and featured five panelists with leadership positions in regional energy businesses, including Tequila Smith of Covanta. The panelists discussed their plans for building and maintaining better, more sustainable energy for […]

Berneece Herbert of Jackson State University is a sustainability and environmental justice champion

As an urban planner, Dr. Berneece Herbert focuses on socio-economic development, strategic planning and management, and public sector investment planning. Dr. Herbert has conducted research in urban health indicators, sustainable economic development and social equity focusing on food access, security, poverty, hunger, climate change, energy and public perception. She is chair of the Department of […]

Yemi Amu’s urban farming concept takes root in the Big Apple

Earth is the only home we have. If we don’t start now to turn around the environmental damage we have caused, we might not be around to save it and the plants and animals that we depend on. As a possible solution, many metropolitan cities are turning to urban farming and aquaponics. In Brooklyn, New […]

Chicago Eco House blooms with bright minds from the inner city

Not too long ago, Quilen Blackwell, founder of Chicago Eco House, was tutoring at a high school in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. He encountered the challenges of inner-city poverty and how it affects young people who live in that community. In 2014, the Madison, Wisconsin, native who now calls Englewood home, began organizing local residents and […]

ZoeGoes line provides travel freedom for the eco-conscious woman on the go

For the busy female professional or vacationer who wants to travel with the least amount of effort, fashion designer Karyn Pettigrew might have just the solution for you. The Chicago native has created a fashion line called ZoeGoes, a six-piece sustainable travel capsule collection for women that provides minimum classic choices with maximum results. Pettigrew […]

Pharrell Involved in Green Company That Makes Bionic Yarn (Video)

No, it’s not a new band…. Today, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” rapper-producer Pharrell Williams spoke about his involvement in the green energy initiative. Williams is a key investor in Return Textiles Corporation, the producer of bionic yarn – a highly durable fiber composed of organic cotton wrapped around a core of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), […]