Happy Veterans’ Day, readers! Thank a solider for his or her service, give ‘em a hug, and then dive into today’s roundup of the best green news on the interwebs:
- The Daily Green weighs in on the “real vs. artificial” Christmas tree debate. Is it really that time of the year already?
- There’s a green building boom underway in post-Katrina New Orleans, reports Bright Green Blog. Within the next few years, the city will welcome LEED-certified schools, community centers and homes, as well as America’s first LEED platinum certified apartment building, which will be reserved for low-income residents.
- Do we all need to become vegetarians to battle climate change? According to this Science Channel post, it would probably help, but it doesn’t sound like we’ll be collectively giving up our steaks and cheeseburgers anytime soon.
- Want a job in 10 years? (I know I do!) Then we all better get on board with climate legislation right now, says The Daily Green.
- The U.K. wastes about $20 billion worth of food every year, reports Treehugger. As if the price tag wasn’t scary enough, that wasted food also equals 22 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
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