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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Regenerative Business for Local Economies

Student Reporter | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

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.

Top 10 Quotes in Illinois Corruption Scandals

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Reboot Illinois

We have all heard of corruption in Illinois, but this list is just a smack in the face to a state that already has very low expectations of State Offi...

If Trash Is Gold, China Is Very Rich

Peggy Liu | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Peggy Liu

Twice a day, Beijing's Chaoyang Circular Economy Industrial Park hosts a showcase waste site in Gaoantun. Benches and trees give the site a park-like feel. Citizens are invited to tour -- and smell -- the facility.

Not Your Granddaddy's Garbage Burners: Why Burning Waste for Energy Fights Climate Change

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

American liberals and environmentalists who care about climate change need to reexamine the science and get behind expanded recycling and waste to energy programs.

11 Surprising Facts About The Things We Throw Away

Posted 06.03.2013 | OWN

By Katie Arnold-Ratliff One nation's trash could be put to much better use. We ponder what's being squandered. Keep in touch! Check out ...

Ciudad Saludable -- Teaching the Business of Recycling

Student Reporter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

Albina Ruiz has the drive and focused energy of the ones who have fought for their vision to come true.

Cell Phone Services Show Broken Buying System

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Why does one governmental agency have 13 different cell phone plans for which it pays varied prices that are higher than commercially available rates? The one take away is that the government clearly is not leveraging its buying power and, as a result, is wasting taxpayer dollars.

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

The Nuke Plan to Nowhere

William Hartung | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

If Congress wants to cut the deficit intelligently, it should be finding ways to eliminate unnecessary and poorly managed projects in the nuclear weapons complex, not shielding nuclear programs from budget reductions.

Compost Nation

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The bottom line is recycling is good, but it's not going to get us even close to the goal of zero landfill waste. A consumer economy centered around compostable products is a lot sounder and could even be tasty.

Budget for MOX Program Cut by 75 Percent

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site was targeted for possible cancellation last fall, but ongoing discussions resulted in a recent lifeline offered by a top Department of Energy official, which appears to have been accepted by the White House.

Should SIGAR Have Suspension and Debarment Power?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

As we pointed out last year, the appointment of John F. Sopkoto head the watchdog agency seems to have infused SIGAR with renewed vigor, as evidenced by an increase in inspections and audits. But SIGAR wants to do more.

The Inauguration and the Green Nickel Behind Grandma's Stove

Charlie Carillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

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.

Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.13.2013 | Food
Andrew Gunther

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.

Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

Beverly Bell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Beverly Bell

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.

Designing a Sustainable Future

Adam Steel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

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.

Why Junk Your Brand?

Mike Casey | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Mike Casey

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?

Waste More, Want More: Americans Still Throw Away Good Food

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Andrew Lam

Not long ago, frugality was a virtue. Now, two-third of our economy is based on consumption.

Kathryn Findlay on her Favourite Impermanent Structures in London (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. Gaining prominence in the nineties, the practice is known for its use of exper...

Taking on Our Fair Share of the City's Waste Burden

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

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 Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin: The Poetry of Everyday Objects (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

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...

Happy Birthday, Walmart. Thanks for All the Greenwashing

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

No amount of recycling can make up for all the waste and environmental destruction Walmart creates through its business model.

Lynne Peeples

NYC's 'Dumping Ground': Brooklyn Community Says Overburdened With Garbage, Diesel Fumes

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.28.2012 | Green

A swarm of parents and kids filled the sidewalk outside North Brooklyn's PS 132 on a steamy June afternoon. Just feet away, a steady stream of large t...

Congress Is Still Wasting Money

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Anyone who wonders how we got into our current fiscal mess need look no further than the latest farm bill.

Furniture to Philanthropy: Short Documentary Addressing Sustainability

Adam Steel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

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.