Tag Archives: environment

In case you ever wondered what it costs to charge your iPad…

Some have asked, “Is it really cost effective for me to be reading documents on an iPad with a back-lit screen instead of printing them out?”. Based on this article, it is worth literally every penny.

For $1.36 for a year, when charging an iPad every other day, you can read a lot of papers! That amount of money would print 27.2 single sided sheets at the current printing costs on campus. Food for thought, don’t you think?

The study was only done using iPads but it would be safe to assume that the savings are similar with other tablets.

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR) trial

Through June 14th, the Middlebury College community can temporarily use GREENR – a new online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment and sustainability.

Let us know if you find this resource worthwhile. Send feedback to Rebekah Irwin or your library liaison.

Find GREENR and other resources that are currently under review at go/trials.

Capitalism Nature Socialism (new research journal available)

Capitalism Nature Socialism is now available from 1997 through the current issue.

From its website:

CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; political economy of ecology; and other themes in political ecology… labor, feminist, and environmental movements, and theories of political ecology and radical democracy…”

Browse Capitalism Nature Socialism and set up an email alert to be notified when new issues are published. Capitalism Nature Socialism is also available via Summon (go/Summon) and the Journals A-Z list.

ClimateWire and EnergyWire {two new trials}

Through April 5th, Middlebury College has access to two new publications about environmental and energy policy: ClimateWire and EnergyWire, both by Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E).

Solar panels from Self Reliance

Middlebury currently provides access to the following E&E publications:

Environment & Energy Daily, E&E Daily (A daily news service focused on environmental and energy issues in Congress)
Greenwire (Daily stories energy and environmental policy)
Land Letter (A weekly natural resources report)
E&ENews PM (A late afternoon roundup providing coverage of policy news around the country and the world)
E&ETV (Featuring in-depth interviews and analysis with energy and environmental policy leaders)

All of these publications are available through E&E’s website,  and on our New & Trial Resources page (go/trials).

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.