There are chronic cries for more police services along this 20-mile stretch where police response can take up to forty minutes. In fact, there is a joke amongst locals to call the fire department for emergency as they are always available!
Years ago, Americans used to know how to make things that would last. We seem to have forgotten that skill and for decades now have adopted the practice of just buying something new from halfway around the planet and throwing the old into the landfill.
Can we stop just throwing that plastic away? Can we convert that coastal trash and plastic island in the Pacific from a problem to a solution? Can we imagine and sustain a waste-free ocean?
What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.
As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?
Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.
For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.
Design and innovation are at the heart of the circular economy - a restorative approach to economic activity that could transform our future.
Much of the furniture that they have restored was found in Hurricane Sandy garbage dumps. The resulting furniture looks terrific, and you can shop around on Pivot's online store if you're looking to get something for yourself.
If spending a small fortune on store-bought greeting cards doesn't appeal to you and you have an old phone book, scissors, and glue, maybe a bottle cap or two (and a bit of imagination), you can create a Valentine that expresses love for both your partner and the planet.
As part of an ongoing fundraiser with TerraCycle, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank's staff have been collecting yogurt containers and shampoo bottles in the break room. Three months in, we'd managed to fill up a couple of copy paper boxes. Then Whitehall Middle School got a hold of the idea.
In his most recent State of the Union Address President Obama declared that "climate change is a fact." While inside the Beltway that declaration migh...
When early-generation green technology is replaced, much of it now finds its way into landfill or incinerators.
Landfills, principally used in the Americas, are the worst solution as the materials take years, potentially centuries, to decompose, leaching toxins into the ground and methane into the air.
What will it have mattered, that three people made the decision not to be on the other end of the line with a driver on a cell phone? Like so much in life, we'll probably never know. But like so much else in life, movements only become movements when one person steps up.
Everywhere you look there are residents of New York carving out a modest income by collecting plastic bottles from the trash, earning pennies per bottle. As consumers, we are unconsciously linked to the process by the purchase of bottled drinks.