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The Cemetery as Tree Nursery: Capsula Mundi

September 17th, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel's Capsula Mundi concept makes burial of the dead cleaner and greener by turning a cemetery into a tree nursery fed by decomposing bodies


How to Move Sustainable Fashion Even More into the Mainstream

July 18th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

More consumers are willing to recycle their used clothing for vouchers, and big brands are working to create ‘closed-loop' garments for the masses. Indicative of this year’s theme “Momentum”, these are the types of significant changes that industry leaders hope to continue by joining forces at the annual Ethical Fashion Forum’s (EFF) Source Summit


Come Hang with sustainablog to Discuss Permaculture

January 16th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Got a handle on the concept of permaculture? If you don't, or even if you think you do, join us to get a clearer sense of this philosophy at our next Hangin' with sustainablog Hangout on Air


Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

November 12th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Zero waste strategies help societies to produce and consume goods while respecting ecological limits and the rights of communities. The strategies ensure that all discarded materials are safely and sustainably returned to nature or to manufacturing in place of raw materials. In a zero waste approach, waste management is not left only to politicians and technical experts; rather, everyone impacted—from residents of wealthy neighborhoods to the public, private, and informal sector workers who handle waste—has a voice


Sustainable Fashion Designer Tara St. James Shares Inspiration for Fall Collection, Green Closet and Much More

July 24th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Award-winning designer, upcycling jewelry mastermind and the founder of a school and consultancy for aspiring sustainable designers are only a few of the accomplishments listed on Tara St. James’ fashion résumé. The Montreal-native shared with me her inspiration for the Fall collection, goals for partnering with Ecover’s Green Closet, and how fans and fashionistas can follow her next big move!


Throwaway Economy Headed for Junk Heap of History

July 13th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

In their book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart conclude that waste and pollution are to be avoided entirely. “Pollution,” says McDonough, “is a symbol of design failure.” The challenge is to re-evaluate the materials we consume and the way we manufacture products so as to cut down on waste.



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