Thursday, September 17, 2009
Mean Green Philadelphia Recycling Truck - side view
Originally uploaded by Edu-Tourist
Philadelphia is undergoing a green makeover under the leadership of Mayor Nutter's new Office of Sustainability. Although employees of the City have been taking advantage of PhillyCarShare for several years, the Office of Sustainability is forging new partnerships - facebook. In this blog post, I would like to feature two new initiatives being advanced by our community's excellent universities.
Penn Current: the University of Pennsylvania unveiling its new Climate Action Plan Wednesday, detailing green practices and policies.
Temple News: Taking advantage of incentives to bike to campus, including additional bike racks and a new bicycle maintenance facility, Temple University students are reducing their carbon footprint. These are only a few of the campus-wide developments featured University's Office of Sustainability.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The National Library of Jamaica has recently joined the elite group of museums of are sharing some of their valued map collections with the general public. This is one of my favorites so far - a closeup of the parish of St. Thomas from a 1895 map of the island.