Last week, in drought-stricken Fresno, California, a group of talented and innovative sixth grade students presented their vision for how technology can help create efficiencies in water conservation.
The team of five robotics students from Riverview Elementary School, nicknamed the “Fab 5,” wanted to improve the way people learn about water conservation. They researched, interviewed water experts, met with city officials and conceived an application to help local residents track their water use in real time using their mobile device.
WASHINGTON, DC and VEVEY, CH, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé is investing in innovative technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at the five water bottling plants and four facilities where food or petcare products are manufactured.
“Technology we have already deployed successfully elsewhere in the world to help address the challenges of water scarcity will improve our water use efficiency, relieving pressure on California’s water resources,” says Nestlé’s Head of Operations José Lopez.
May 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Two major businesses - the MillerCoors Brewing Co., and Oakland-based solar company Sungevity - announced today that they have joined Connect the Drops, a business-led campaign organized by Ceres urging bold measures and shared solutions to build a sustainable water future in drought-stricken California.
When the riders of Team Sky made their American cycling debut at the Amgen Tour of California last year, they seized the opportunity to engage and inspire cycling fans in the U.S., just as they had done so successfully in the U.K. This year, the team returns to California as the reigning champions, and they are expanding on their initial mission to engage American cycling fans in a number of new ways.
Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
Regulation Information: In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.
Cox honoring environmental volunteers in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara; $20,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits
San Diego, April 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox’s service areas in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. on April 27 for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
California’s drought is putting the concept of unlimited growth under severe scrutiny, and for good reasons.
When it comes to water, California is running out of options—and time. Suffering through its fourth year of excruciating drought...the state’s snow pack is at an all-time low... Governor Brown has issued unprecedented water restrictions...surface and ground water is quickly drying up...and crop and pasture losses are escalating.