With the country drowning in debt, why go through such a costly and excessive ceremony for a guy who already has the job? If that sounds negative and anti-American to you, well, you're wrong. It isn't. It's anti-waste.
We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.
Practicing zero waste means moving toward a world in which all materials are used to their utmost potential, in a system that simultaneously prioritizes the needs of workers, communities, and the environment. It is ambitious, but it is not impossible.
Here is a short film our trip to the cinematic city of Chicago and the continuous efforts of ANEW and their sponsors to create a more sustainable world.
For a country in recession, it's dumb not to be cutting waste and promoting efficiency. Why make it hard for people not to waste stuff? And, why not start with the obviously dumb stuff, like junk mail being an opt-in proposition?
Not long ago, frugality was a virtue. Now, two-third of our economy is based on consumption.
Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. Gaining prominence in the nineties, the practice is known for its use of exper...
Our trash does not magically disappear overnight -- it has to go somewhere. Residents for Sane Trash Solutions should join the rest of us in taking on their fair share of the city's waste burden.
Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin is the 18th and final exhibition in the museum's commission program. For this show, Me...
No amount of recycling can make up for all the waste and environmental destruction Walmart creates through its business model.
Anyone who wonders how we got into our current fiscal mess need look no further than the latest farm bill.
ANEW was founded by Rose Tourje seven years ago after she realized how much waste and lack of awareness about it there was in the architecture, building, design industries.
Ostara has managed to successfully turn a burdened waste into a resource that is both sustainable and profitable -- an ideal type of innovation that this world could use some more of.
These years later, one group of the poor-wastepickers-have organized as the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers. These wastepickers are demanding a place of honor within the green economy -- a key theme is this year's Rio+20 meet.
I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"
December 5 marks the beginning of the Sierra Club's Mercury Awareness Week. In anticipation of that, here are four ways to help you keep the toxic stuff out of your life.