Author Archives: Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Healthy Soil: a Human Right? #BAD13

October 16th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Human rights assume an individual's ability to take advantage of them... which is difficult if you're hungry. So, for this year's Blog Action Day, we're thinking about soil health, which we think is critical to fighting hunger and supporting equal opportunity


Anaerobic Digestion: a Clean Energy Solution for Your Business [Infographic]

October 9th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Anaerobic digestion - extracting methane from organic wastes - doesn't get the love of, say, solar and wind: it's not nearly as sexy, and definitely more smelly. But it's also a renewable energy technology with plenty of available feedstock: all of that food waste we discuss regularly could go towards the creation of biogas


When Water Kills [Infographic]

October 3rd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Water's the source of all life, and yet it also kills tens of millions of people each year. More specifically, water contamination leads to disease and death, especially of children, throughout the developing world. Yet the technology for cleaning water is generally affordable and available; people affected by water contamination just have to learn about the practices and tools they need to protect their communities


How Recycling Your DVR Can Create Jobs for Challenged Workers

September 26th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Consumer electronics create massive amounts of waste... and massive opportunities for recycling. Much of the e-waste slated for recycling, however, gets dumped in developing countries where poor safety practices create health threats for workers and community members. Couldn't all of this usable waste serve the creation of safe, meaningful jobs? DISH thinks so, and has announced a partnership that will create jobs for workers with challenges finding and keeping employment


Buying Second-Hand Online: Better for your Wallet & the Planet

August 19th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Buying second-hand products as a means to saving money and resources is kind of a no-brainer: gently used items will always cost you less, and you're making more efficient use of the materials and energy that went into creating them. Taking your thrift shopping online expands the possibilities of finding just the right thing



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