Sensing Change - The Art of Chemistry and our Changing Environment

"Andrew Schlesinger caught in the act of investigating Vaughn Bell's suspended greenhouse installation, Village Green."Every environmentalist brings their own unique perspectives and education to approaching environmental and climate-related issues and challenges. Environmental engineers work to develop solutions for adapting to living in new climates, environmental writers translate hard science into more easily comprehensible articles and environmental artists adapt scientific evidence into art pieces that speak clearly and strongly to environmental changes around us. Each environmentalist works to better understand their natural world -- their work attempts to better inform their family, friends, and communities about the tangible and intangible changes around us.
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Cultural Shift: Philadelphia's major institutions embrace green building practices

story by Kristen Dowd

Walls made from plastic bottles. Rainwater recycled to flush toilets. Electricity generated from the sun. Green building is on the rise across the nation, and institutions in the Philadelphia region are prime examples. While only some have official Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, all have a common mission: to reduce their carbon footprint and educate visitors about the benefits of sustainable design. Below are six institutions in and around the
Philadelphia region leading this movement.

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