Green News For The Weekend Volume 292

December 21, 2012

It’s time for another green news roundup! Here are some of my favorites from the past week…

Can college students reshape energy politics in the US by reforming their colleges’ endowments? That’s the hope of idealistic students at 189 different campuses across the country who have launched campaigns to encourage their school administrators and trustees to dump all their investments in fossil fuels.

It’s a strange notion, but some experts fear the world, at its current pace of consumption, is running out of useable topsoil. The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with TIME, talked to University of Sydney professor John Crawford on the seismic implications soil erosion and degradation may have in the decades to come.

More than 90 percent of Americans carry residues of the chemical BPA in our bodies, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We encounter the chemical through every day products such as plastic water bottles, canned food, and ATM receipts, and this steady exposure poses significant risks. The Food and Drug Administration, however, has delayed taking action on BPA for more than five years — effectively leaving consumers to believe it is safe.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation figured out how to save big on their utility bills: a solar power purchase agreement with SunEdison.

A great list of the best & worst food marketing practices to youth in 2012 (PDF).

Hope you all have a great weekend.

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After a varied past of being a test driver for automotive television programs, a Hollywood studio lackey, and an online media sales director, David is now the publisher and editor of The Good Human. In his spare time he rides motorcycles, drinks good beer, and builds stuff in the garage. You can follow him on Twitter at @thegoodhuman or G+ at Google
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