It's easy to throw a plastic bottle into a recycling bin and feel good. But eventually, that bottle will make its way to a landfill.
Rapid economic and population growth has created extreme solid waste accumulation, overwhelming cities' ability to deal with sustainable waste management. The following approaches describe four solutions.
Today at a ceremony in Chicago I will be joined by former Vice President Al Gore and General Wesley Clark at the NASCAR Green Summit, where a formal p...
We've seen Whole Foods lead the organic foods revolution. We're witnessing Tesla drive the electric car movement. It's about time we experience a sustainable fashion movement.
I've always been a fan of upcycling. Seriously, how much more eco-chic can you get than by taking an object deemed useless and converting it into something new and improved?!
What would recording artists think if they knew their cassette tapes were being transformed into bizarre melted sculptures? I'm guessing the guys from The Kinks might be a little impressed their album's remains are melted into the skull of a fake dead bird -- yeah, that's pretty rock and roll!
The environmental mindset can be seen across the board, even in shopping malls. Fast food eateries serve on real plates with real silverware. Styrofoam is a rarity. Stores and museum shops sell products made from recycled goods. The thinking is pervasive.
As families flock to stores and online retailers to restock on clothing, shoes and school supplies, the less-is-more approach is the one that'll benefit wallets -- and the Earth -- in the end.
We're spreading toxicity around the planet and into the atmosphere not simply by overconsumption, greed and carelessness but also by a fundamental failure to value all of life.
The concept of reusing human resources and abandoned physical assets if applied correctly can be the catalyst towards increasing economic activity. Archer Groupe located in Romans-sur-Isère in Drome, France is a prime example of a successful application of this unique concept.
So the next time you look at that errant chair or another household item and think "Craigslist," hold on. Take a moment to do a mental audit of your friends' homes, then offer it to someone for what it is: something you think they might like.
Planning to chuck leftover food into the dustbin? Think again! Wouldn't you want to recycle your food scraps for some serious environmental good? I'm guessing you would!
These fads come and go and the latest styles fly off the shelves at a breakneck pace. Yet who in New York City, London, Paris (or anywhere for that matter) has a closet big enough to hold 10 outfits let alone 100? So where does it all end up?
Will we reduce our harvest, voluntarily limit catch to conserve species for the future? Will we recycle by-catch as fertilizer, animal food, or fish products for human consumption?
You and your partner are a hot young couple. You have a gorgeous eight month-old son. You live on a tropical island. Do you really need more? For Agata Kalicki and Reno Ciantar, the answer was, yes. "We found something was missing on the island," says Kalicki.
American liberals and environmentalists who care about climate change need to reexamine the science and get behind expanded recycling and waste to energy programs.