Environmental Leadership Center

Archive for 2010

Greenroads: A sustainability performance metric for roadway design and construction

August 3rd, 2010

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/research/reports/fullreports/725.1.pdf Greenroads:  A sustainability performance metric for roadway design and construction Greenroads (www.greenroads.us) is a performance metric for quantifying sustainable practices associated with roadway design and construction. This metric can be used to: • Define what project attributes contribute to roadway sustainability • Provide a sustainability accounting tool for roadway projects • Communicate sustainable project [...]


July 30th, 2010

The North Carolina Business Travel Association held their July 22nd meeting at The NEW Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park in Asheville, North Carolina.  Prior to their business session, they held a Special Themed Networking hour where their members participated in one of three “WiiCare” Wii tournament games.  INSULATE! was chosen as the NCBTA YOUCARE Charity of [...]

Caswell County youth and senior citizens collaborate to conduct a walkability assessment in Yanceyville

July 22nd, 2010

Click here for the article “From February through May students from the School of Public Health Jeff Quinn, Leilani Ogan, and Peter Balvanz partnered with youth from Caswell County to better understand what these young residents believed helped them stay healthy, and what gets in the way. Among the many factors mentioned, at the environmental [...]

NY – A Fast-Paced City Tries to Be a Gentler Place to Grow Old

July 22nd, 2010

NY Times article By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Published: July 18, 2010

Aging in Place Resources

July 16th, 2010

Aging in Place – A toolkit for local governments The Design for Aging in Place Toolkit (interior design) Toolkit for Aging in Place Communities Creativity Matters:  The Arts and Aging Florida Planning Tools Aging in Place and Universal Design Resources Neighborhood Works Michigan Seniors Blueprint for Action:  Developing a livable community for all ages Center [...]

Dr. Bill Thomas’ Presentation

July 14th, 2010

Part One (10 minutes long) Part Two (10 minutes long) Part Three (10 minutes long) Part Four (10 minutes long) Part Five (10 minutes long) Part Six (10 minutes long) Part Seven (10 minutes long) Part Eight (10 minutes long)

Asheville Offset

July 13th, 2010

Click here for more information on the Asheville Offset program of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Barry Patterson Presentation Online

July 13th, 2010

A movie file is now available containing the presentation of Barry Patterson speaking on the concepts of biomimicry and sustainability.  This presentation was given as a keynote address at the 2010 Mountain Green Sustainable Communities Conference. Click here to download this movie file. AdvantageWest/AdvantageGreen sponsored the presentation of Barry Patterson.

Matt Mittan and listeners take a Green Walkabout

July 12th, 2010

To sign up for future WWC Green Walkabouts, contact Stan Cross at scross@warren-wilson.edu or by calling 828.771.3782. Matt Mittan, talk show host of 570 WWNC, and 12 of his listeners participated in a Green Walkabout at Warren Wilson College on July 25, 2007. This lasted from 9 a.m. to noon. We then all had lunch [...]


July 12th, 2010

One element that is featured in The Green Walkabout at the Orr Cottage is the use of Geothermal. Following are two links to articles printed in the USA Today on the use of Geothermal. Push for geothermal juice picks up steam by Paul Davidson, USA TODAY There’s good reason one of the nation’s most promising [...]