When you get to cleaning out your closet this spring, don't let your bag of unneeded clothes wind up in the trash can. Fact is, your clothes are needed by someone out there, and getting them to their second life might be easier than you expect.
Shmootz is all around us. We all have areas in our lives that could use a little spring cleaning. Involve your children and make a family project out of finding -- and cleaning -- the shmootz in your life.
A friend of mine -- let's call her Heidi -- has become insomniacal over the increasing amounts of waste deluging our planet. There is no distracting Heidi from her never-ending trash thought-loop. She has good reason to freak out over how much trash we generate.
We all know the drill: Reduce, reuse, recycle. But there may be a bit of confusion on that last part. Even the most seasoned ecoista can be stumped by a bottle cap or a straw. Does it go in the blue bin or the black? If I'm recycling, do I need to wash it first?
Don't embarrass the Earth in front of guests. Remember that party when you and the Earth were on the same Pictionary team and you called the Earth stupid because he couldn't get the word "sorrow"? That's a tough Pictionary word, give the Earth a break.
This is a good time of year to go through my closets and decide which suits, sweaters, pants and blouses can be given away to charity so that someone else may wear them. Why, then, do I find it so hard to pull an item of clothing off the hanger?
Many proponents of nuclear power are the same "let the market work" advocates in economics and politics today. If the market were allowed to function in this case, would any new nuclear power plants be built in America -- or existing ones re-licensed -- if Price-Anderson were repealed?
Larsen's favorite moment is when he can leave his flowers when a patient is out of their room. "You just leave it behind, and you know when they get back, they're gonna have a little treat waiting for them."
So what does a postmodern Earth Day altar call look like? People pledged to learn to live in smaller circles -- to bike less and walk more, to eat locally, to plant gardens. Many pledged to take a digital sabbath -- "no screens on Sunday."
Why Bike Power? There are huge physical and fiscal benefits to biking. With obesity on the rise in U.S. children and one out of every three American adults weighing in obese, biking is one way to get America moving again.
With Earth Day hurtling toward us faster than you can skin a free-range carrot, we consider our nation's progress in cleaning up the ecosystem that we've been trashing for decades. Here at the Oh Zone, we did what any skilled researcher would do to find the answer. We asked Siri.
In order to make a potentially game-changing idea a long-standing reality, it's highly recommended that social entrepreneurs look at their business model and ask a very simple question: Could my company be a profitable one?