Sustainability

Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?

You probably have no idea how recycling works.<p>Most Americans — who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year — likely think that the plastic …

Science

Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World - Reports - World Economic Forum

Scoping Paper:<br>Mining and Metals in a<br>Sustainable World<p>World Economic Forum Mining & Metals Industry Partnership in collaboration with Accenture<p>Click …

World Economic Forum

Georgia Tech uses crabs, trees to create new plastic wrap

Dozens of cities like San Francisco and companies like Starbucks are looking for ways to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfills. Just one …

Georgia Tech

30+ Simple and Extraordinary Ways to Go Green in the Office

Going green in the offices has become a way of life in many offices. Fortunately, it is simple to integrate some routines in the offices that will …

Note-Taking

Alberta town helps family after food bank turns them away

A small Alberta town comes together to help a family in need after local food bank turns them away. Rachelle Elsiufi reports.

Food Bank

5 sustainable materials to help you go green at home

Many home owners are starting to become more aware of how and where the materials in their home are sourced, and want to invest in greener, more …

Home Ownership

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Domestic Waste is Handled in an Eco-friendly Way

All over the world humans have thrown away an excessive amount of stuff that we are running out of landfills. There are no more untouched places left …

Recycling

31+ Stunning Ways to Save the Environment from Destruction

The bad habits of human beings are a major source of environmental destruction. Though the environment already suffers, there are things we can all …

Energy Star

Why major supermarkets don't allow customers to bring reusable containers

Customers are “shocked and appalled” that supermarkets won’t allow them to use their own reusable containers in the deli sections – and are taking …

Customers

5 Eco-Friendly Actions You Can Take to Protect the Environment

Taking steps to protect the environment is something everyone should do. It is our planet and our responsibility to do what we can to prolong it’s …

Sustainability

Please Let Me Tell You All The Weird Stuff I Learned About Landfills

"Landfill gas" is somehow worse than it sounds??<p>No longer will I be able to dump all my crap into my waste bin and know peace of mind. I look forward to weekends spent carefully dividing my bag trash between composting and recycling.<p>• Here's How To Start Composting<p>• 16 Actually Easy Ways To Create …

Getty Images

Ancient hominids were too lazy to survive

<i>Homo erectus</i>, the species modern humans may have evolved from, had a good run — literally. These hominids walked upright, ran long distances and made …

Anthropology

Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power

TILOS, Greece (AP) — When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power.<p>The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But …

Renewable Energy

48 Eco Friendly Products You Can Buy Today to Help Stop Plastic Pollution

To say plastic pollution is a widespread problem is not doing it justice:<p>Only 27% of plastic bottles are recycled. The rest sit in landfills where …

Pollution

3 Myths About Conscious Consumerism That Need To Be Busted

As a board member of the Organic Trade Association, Textile Exchange, and Fashion Revolution, I've learned that people will make more mindful choices …

Wellness

Starbucks is teaming up with McDonald's to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash

You go to the coffee shop and take your coffee to go. You enjoy your drink, then throw the paper cup in the trash. Or do you put it in the recycling? It's confusing.<p>A lot of us — people everywhere — are using to-go cups these days.<p>"A recent report said that there are 600 billion cups — billion with …

McDonald's

11 Weight Loss Tricks to Drop Up to 5 Pounds in a Week

If you want to slim down ASAP, face the facts: Rapid weight loss isn’t just unhealthy, it can set you up for binge eating and fluctuations that …

Weight Loss

Australian university turns tonnes of food waste into potent bio-fertiliser exported to Asian farms

An Australian university is turning tonnes of kitchen scraps into high-value fertiliser that is being sold to farmers in Asia.<p>James Cook University …

Agriculture

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Circular Economy

Nonfiction Book Review: The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs, with Scott Kurashige. Univ. of California, $24.95 (222p) ISBN 978-0-520-26924-8

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century<p>Grace Lee Boggs, with Scott Kurashige. Univ. of California, $24.95 …

Book Reviews

Queensland sets new green building benchmark in healthcare

The Queensland Government's $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has become the largest public healthcare facility in Australia to …

Green Buildings

3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now

We think shares of TerraForm Power, Royal Dutch Shell, and Cheniere Energy Partners are all worth putting on your radar.<p>Despite all the talk about …

Investing

Chat with Dr Brenda Lin on fruit forests, urban ecology, and the need for nature in our urbanised lives | Interronauts, Episode 17, excerpt

Whooshkaa<p>music.song<p>https://player.whooshkaa.com/episodes/265516/highlights/528<p>Take a walk on the mild side with Rif and Jesse on this XL episode as …

Ecology

Why Australia's Plastic Bag 'Ban' Triggered A Shopper Mutiny

Woolworths’ and Coles’ bans on plastic bags have been applauded by environmental groups, but were reportedly met with abuse and assault and claims of …

Customers

Water Cooler 8/18/2018 – Open Thread – Recycling and Scraps

I’ve come to the conclusion that recycling programs are intended solely to make us think we’re saving the planet rather than to actually save the …

New Mexico

DIY Surface and Floor Cleaner

Whole Beauty (<i>Artisan Books, 2018), by Shiva Rose, is a beginning guide for readers to learn natural recipes and daily rituals for beauty practices.</i> …

Sustainable Living

Detroit seeks resident input on improving quality of life

The Detroit mayor's office wants to hear residents' ideas on how to improve the city's quality of life, better protect the public health and provide …

News (U.S.)

Lachine wants citizens to make their alleyways ‘green’ with eco initiative

The borough of Lachine wants residents to put their alleys to good use.<p>Lachine recently came up with an initiative that aims to make its 84 alleyways …

Canadian News

Flour from tofu? Fertilizer from coffee beans? Innovators look for new ways to use food waste

In a downtown St. Paul skyscraper, Claire Schlemme and Sumit Kadakia are working out how to keep soy pulp out of landfills.

Agriculture

AgriPulse Accelerate North East Program Launch & Roadshow

<b>Details</b><p>AgriPulse Accelerate North East is a program to identify & support innovative, sustainable and scalable early-stage Agri & Food entrepreneurs …

Startups (India)