M & T Resources

"The city is not an ecological monstrosity. It is rather the place where both the problems and the opportunities of modern technological civilization are most potent and visible."  ~ Peter Self, Professor of Public Administration and Urban Research

Here you will find specific links on the internet that correlate to the Sustainable Materials & Technology Course. These will be used in various capacities such as research, reference, calculations and so on. Below you will find the title of the websites, the corresponding link and a description of the websites purpose. These websites are not affiliated with the Sustainability program but are to be used as points of reference for the students and visitors. It is an ever growing collection of links to the vast array of information available on the internet in regards to sustainability.

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AzBAS is a coalition of Arizona companies committed to being the voice of sustainable business practices in the Arizona. In today's business climate, corporate sustainability is essential for companies to be successful for the long term.  Jan 16, 2013, 7:55 AM Unknown user
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From Carnegie Mellon University - MATERIALS SYSTEM: Transformations of materials aided by energy from the sun and the Earth's core are at the basis of all phenomena. The conditions on Earth over the last four and half billion years, the energy flow from the sun, and the relative abundance of different elements form the basis of all phenomena on Earth, including life.  Feb 25, 2013, 9:40 AM Unknown user
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The Sustainability Consortium is an organization of diverse global participants working to make the world more sustainable through better products, services and consumption. We develop and promote science and integrated tools so that together we can improve informed decision making for product sustainability throughout the entire product lifecycle across all relevant consumer goods sectors.  Jan 16, 2013, 7:55 AM Unknown user
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The nature of our business impacts the environment and the communities surrounding our operations. We mitigate impacts to the extent practicable through state-of-the-art control and remediation measures. We develop infrastructure, support health, safety and education efforts, and provide local employment and business development opportunities.  Jan 25, 2013, 8:48 AM Unknown user
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RAISE Hope for Congo seeks to fundamentally change the equation for Congo by using The Enough Project’s robust field research, advocacy, and communications to bolster a broad grassroots movement that promotes lasting solutions. Our initiatives work to educate and empower individuals to be a part of these solutions to the conflict.  Sep 12, 2012, 2:21 PM Unknown user
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Between 2000 and 2002, the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project carried out research, analysis and consultation. This introduction describes what the project set out to do and the process that evolved to accomplish those goals.  Jan 23, 2013, 8:49 AM Unknown user
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Our forestry program is a gateway to a fulfilling career; it’s also an invitation to create sustainable solutions for the natural world and outdoor enjoyment for years to come.  Feb 8, 2013, 10:16 AM Unknown user
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SFI Inc. is a fully independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. We work with conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals, landowners, and countless other organizations and individuals who share our passion for responsible forest management.  Jan 24, 2013, 2:49 PM Unknown user
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The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.  Feb 11, 2013, 9:02 AM Unknown user
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The mining of raw materials for electronic products—including silicon, aluminum, copper, lead, and gold—contributes to increased respiratory problems for workers, such as silicosis, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and lung cancer.  Jan 23, 2013, 8:48 AM Unknown user
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Building material company. "When you have the words ‘Environmental Solutions’ in your name, you better be walking the talk. We are. And we aim to continually walk it better."  Jan 18, 2013, 2:32 PM Unknown user
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Plastics have transformed modern society, providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health. Rolf Halden, a researcher at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, has been following the chemical trail of plastics, quantifying their impact on human health and the environment.  Jan 25, 2013, 8:48 AM Unknown user
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Plastic is all around us. Take a look around you and make a list of all the things that are made of or contain plastic. Water bottles, toys, dishes, and even computers have plastic in them.  Feb 25, 2013, 10:59 AM Unknown user
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Program: NOVAEpisode: Making Stuff: CleanerCan innovative materials help solve the energy crisis and lead to a sustainable future?  Jul 3, 2012, 1:34 PM Unknown user
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A whole smorgasbord of materials relating to polymers & materials. Shared google docs (access limited).  Mar 15, 2013, 12:04 PM Unknown user
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A Google Doc that contains links to all things polymers  Mar 15, 2013, 12:04 PM Unknown user
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If you recycle you’ve probably turned over a plastic container to read the number on the bottom, the one surrounded by the little recycling symbol. Many recycling programs depend on these numbers to tell you which plastics you can and can’t recycle.  Feb 25, 2013, 10:59 AM Unknown user
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This module introduces viewers to the field of supply chain management. It describes the complex supply chain of a simple product, a bottle of water. The video also illustrates the importance of supply chain managers and their skill sets in our modern global economy for both manufacturing and service industries. In defining supply chain management, the video also hopes to educate and inspire business students, young and old, about the opportunities available to those with supply chain management degrees.  Mar 6, 2013, 8:27 AM Unknown user
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On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act which initiated the construction of 41,000 miles of interstate highways across America. As a result, many small towns that had once thrived along the famed east-west Route 66 were bypassed by the new high-speed interstate highway system.  Mar 12, 2013, 2:03 PM Unknown user
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The Official US Government Source of Fuel Economy Information  Feb 25, 2013, 9:33 AM Unknown user
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This official Web site for ACEEE's Green Book® is a unique consumer resource providing Green Scores rating the environmental friendliness of every vehicle on market. Greenercars.org is part of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).  Feb 25, 2013, 9:33 AM Unknown user
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The Implementation of Greener Business on the Supply Chain  Dec 2, 2013, 6:58 PM Unknown user
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Are you a "mega-commuter"? That's a term used by the U.S. Census Bureau to describe people who commute at least 90 minutes and 50 miles to work. Nearly 600,000 Americans spend that much time in vehicles, carpool lanes, and trains and buses each day, according to the bureau.  Mar 6, 2013, 6:46 AM Unknown user
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Popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 established an interstate highway system in the United States.  Mar 13, 2013, 8:18 AM Unknown user
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Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise — the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported by transit systems nationally and released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association.  Mar 10, 2014, 10:14 AM Unknown user
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The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.  Dec 3, 2013, 3:59 PM Unknown user
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A decade ago, Robin Chase founded Zipcar in the US, now the largest car-sharing company in the world. Now she's exploring the next level of car-sharing: Buzzcar, a French startup that lets people rent their own cars to others.  Jan 16, 2013, 6:49 AM Unknown user
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ShareTheRide is a state-of-the-art ride matching system that allows commuters to quickly and securely find a carpool, vanpool or public transit option. The system matches commuters based on proximity, destination and travel route, as well as schedules and preferences.  Mar 14, 2013, 8:28 AM Unknown user
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Following a similar model to the Harvard Business Review, SCMR primarily publishes columns and features contributed by business school professors, supply chain management practitioners and industry analysts. Topics including sourcing and procurement, software and technology, transportation and logistics, supply chain education, and other topics relating to the supply chain.  Mar 6, 2013, 9:03 AM Unknown user
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An In-depth analysis from the private industry about how the entire materials economy can be more sustainable from a supply chain management perspective. Phenomenal resource.  Apr 29, 2013, 9:35 AM Unknown user
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A special series from NPR about commutes.  Nov 7, 2013, 1:22 PM Unknown user
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The mission of the Department is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.  Mar 6, 2013, 9:42 AM Unknown user
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Providing Public Transportation Alternatives for the Greater Phoenix Metro Area  Mar 12, 2013, 2:07 PM Unknown user
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The W. P. Carey Department of Supply Chain Management provides excellent academic instruction and research that advances knowledge in global supply chain management while focusing on issues of practical importance.  Mar 6, 2013, 8:48 AM Unknown user
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Yahoo! Autos — Green Cars provides information about and comparisons of the best fuel efficient high MPG cars. Find out more about the most fuel efficient cars of 2013!  Feb 25, 2013, 9:33 AM Unknown user
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Car sharing seems like a simple enough idea, but there's a reason that Zipcar has become the leader for cars on demand—we took a simple concept to new heights. It's not just about fewer cars, less congestion and less pollution (though we're not complaining), it's about understanding why those things are a problem, and finding sustainable solutions.  Mar 14, 2013, 8:28 AM Unknown user
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From classroom activities to starting a school electronics recycling program, these materials will help you and your students learn what we can do to reduce and better manage waste in the world around us. Many of these resources are provided in both English and Spanish.  Jul 3, 2012, 1:34 PM Unknown user
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Now comes the practice of taking old things and using them for good causes. Let's call it nice-cycling.  Oct 16, 2013, 3:49 PM Unknown user
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TerraCycle's purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste. We do this by creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste. Anyone can sign up for these programs, called the Brigades, and start sending us waste.  Jul 3, 2012, 1:34 PM Unknown user
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Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in Paraguay, where young musicians play instruments made from trash. For more information about the film, please visit facebook.com/landfillharmonicmovie.  Jan 14, 2013, 6:56 AM Unknown user
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Who is ASM International? ASM is Everything Material, the society dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through our network of 36,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale.  Mar 11, 2013, 8:33 AM Unknown user
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The Network is a vehicle for communities to share knowledge and coordinate efforts to understand and solve sustainability problems. It is designed to foster partnerships, identify best practices, provide training and information, and create a bridge between ASU’s research and front-line challenges facing local communities.  Mar 1, 2013, 3:21 PM Unknown user
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We are an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.  Mar 11, 2013, 8:21 AM Unknown user
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The strategic plan of ASM International included a Life Long Learning initiative. Putting that idea into practice, the ASM Education K-12 sub-committee envisioned an interactive environment where students of all ages could see the impact that Materials Science and Engineering has on their daily lives.  Mar 11, 2013, 8:33 AM Unknown user
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Designed by the K12 Action in Education Subcommittee Funding and support provided by ASM International and ASM Materials Education Foundation.  Mar 15, 2013, 12:04 PM Unknown user
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Meet the new urbanites: They have long, furry muzzles, piercing, yellow eyes and are very, very wily. They're coyotes.  Oct 5, 2012, 10:04 AM Unknown user
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Envision Charlotte is a unique public-private collaboration that will be a global model of environmental sustainability for measurable community and economic results.  Oct 5, 2012, 8:08 AM Unknown user
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MyPlanPHX provides an opportunity for all residents to help shape the future of our city through participation in two very important projects: an update to the city’s General Plan (Conserve Create ConnectPHX), and planning for the community  Apr 29, 2013, 9:35 AM Unknown user
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More than 20,000 high-temperature records have been broken so far this year in the United States. And the heat is especially bad in cities, which are heating up about twice as fast as the rest of the planet.  Sep 4, 2012, 8:54 AM Unknown user
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Each Plan It Green city is as unique as its mayor. You decide where to place each building, factory and power plant. Deciding whether to build a park or a nuclear power plant is a hard choice, but now you are the mayor and it is all in your hands. As a mayor you have to decide between providing power and keeping a clean and sustainable city.  Apr 21, 2014, 8:34 AM Unknown user
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We tackle cutting-edge green city initiatives in our region that hold potential for application everywhere. First we incubate ideas, and then we deploy and test them. All initiatives include participation by public, nonprofit, private sector and neighborhood leaders.  Jul 3, 2012, 6:58 PM Unknown user
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At Project Rising, everything we do is to create vibrant and healthy communities. We do this by filling in vacant spaces in existing neighborhoods with places to live, work, play and learn. We are an urban infill accelerator that builds a pipe line of redevelopment projects sourced from and for the benefit of the community.  Apr 21, 2014, 8:34 AM Unknown user
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“The best cities really have comprehensive plans for climate change and population growth across all categories,” says Eric Spiegel, CEO of Siemens USA. “U.S. cities aren’t waiting for Washington.” At the Aspen Ideas Festival today Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit released a ranking of the greenest cities in the U.S. and Canada.  Jul 12, 2012, 9:45 AM Unknown user
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The Waverley Residence, a family home recently completed in Sydney’s suburb of Waverley, was created with sustainability at its core.  Aug 12, 2013, 3:49 PM Unknown user
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Sustainable Cities Collective is an editorially independent, moderated community for leaders of major metropolitan areas, urban planning and sustainability professionals. We look to aggregate content and provide resources for all who work in or are interested in urban planning, sustainable development and urban economics.  May 21, 2013, 10:59 AM Unknown user
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Symbiosis is the integration of two or more organisms in a mutually beneficial union. For us, symbiosis means finding synergies between urban systems. An approach that saves natural resources and gives us more for less.  Apr 29, 2013, 9:49 AM Unknown user