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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.

WATCH: Troubling Working Conditions in LA’s Waste and Recycling Plants

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles is the second largest waste market in the United States, and it has a problem. In a short film by Cuéntame, an online collective of s...

Why Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Cares About Your Sewage

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Eddie Fernandez

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.

Works not Waste -- Visions for a Green Economy

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

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.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

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?"

How To Stay Mercury-Free

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

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.

Taxpayers Left in the Dark When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons Spending

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

So, how much does the U.S. spend on nuclear weapons? The only way to know for sure is for the administration to be more transparent about its nuclear spending, and to make a complete, detailed budget available to the public.

Meatless Monday: Give Back, Don't Throw Out

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

America may be the land of plenty but we don't have enough to squander. And yet, we're brilliant at it.

10 Tips For Reducing Food Waste During The Holiday Season

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

The holiday season is a time for gifts, decorations, and lots and lots of food. As a result, it's also a time of spectacular amounts of waste.

Don't Throw That in the Trash!

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

We know the mantra well: "Reduce, reuse, recycle." But recycling certain household items may be trickier than you think.

Disruptive Schooling

Nancy Pine | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Nancy Pine

We envy the academic achievement level in China. There are many reasons for their achievement. But one is that instructional time is respected. The teachers teach -- uninterrupted. Not a second is lost.

Knowing When To Call It Quits

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

The key to success lies not in never quitting, but in knowing when to quit. Here's why quitting can actually be better for your happiness -- and your health.

Theoretical '$16 Muffins' Get Justice Department In Hot Water

Posted 11.22.2011 | Food

On Tuesday, in what must surely be the most controversial muffin-related story since paperclips were found lodged inside athletes' muffins at the 2008...

A Burning Question: Should Waste-to-Energy Qualify as Renewable?

Robin Madel | Posted 10.18.2011 | New York
Robin Madel

When you think about renewable energy sources, what comes to mind? Solar panels or wind turbines, maybe even hydropower? You're probably not thinking about trash.

Changing Climate: Deep Oceans Off Alaska Face Existential Threat

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green
AlaskaDispatch.com

If deep oceans covered an area only the size of the state of Alaska, then humans have so far explored in detail only about 2,400 square feet -- enough space to park seven or eight cars.

253 Pounds: Americans Throw Away Their Weight in Food Every Year

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

According to a staggering report from the Food and Agriculture Organization, nearly one third of food produced for human consumption globally is lost or wasted every year.