When it comes to environmental sustainability, Silicon Valley is proving once again that it leads the way in innovations. Startups are hiring Sustainability Managers, winning awards for their forward thinking, and showing the rest of the country how it’s done.
Soon a new class of students will be on their way to college campuses around the nation. They'll come with their drink cups and water bottles and deli containers and a heightened awareness of climate change issues. Will they be satisfied with the quality of life they find on campus?
Not if there isn't a recycling bin handy when they sip the last sip, or the latest LED lighting isn't installed in their desk lamps, a recent survey suggests. In fact, 61% of them might feel disappointed enough to go elsewhere.