Can an ongoing program of consumer education on the importance & benefits of recycling increase rates? At least one expert thinks it’s key…
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Did the de Blasio administration really choose to send tons of expanded polystyrene – aka Styrofoam – to landfills rather than recycle it?
Did the Great Recession, the economic downturn in 2007-08 create a generation of people who avoid food waste at almost all costs?
Bycatch not only depletes the health of ocean fisheries, but also costs U.S. commercial fishermen nearly $1 billion per year.
The very best solutions not only come up with a brilliant answer to an important problem, but often manage to help address other issues too. Here’s one that seems to fit that bill, pointed out to us by Izabella Kaminska. It’s called Plastic Bank.
Today is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security.
Food sovereignty is rooted in the daily work of every small farmer, rancher, fisherperson, landless farm worker, and everyone else involved in local food production. Yet no matter what they produce, their ability to survive is affected by international market forces. The movement, therefore, also includes community, national, and international activists working for just trade and economic systems.
Missed today’s Hangin’ with sustainablog live broadcast? Not a problem – we’ve got recordings that you can listen to or watch.
Are our work schedules driving global warming? An economist finds that reducing work hours in the developing world could also lower greenhouse gas emissions… and maybe even improve American quality of life.
Weren’t able to make it for today’s Hangin’ with sustainablog Hangout on Air? We’ve got you covered: audio and video recordings are available at your convenience.
Missed our discussion about localizing your holidays on today’s edition of Hangin’ with sustainablog? Not a problem – we’ve got recordings ready to go.
Why own when you can rent whatever you need, whenever you need it? The benefit of this approach is that each micro-transaction boosts the local economy, while the same goods are circulated again and again. This is called the sharing economy, and our friends at Triplepudit are planning to write a series on it… with your help.
Over the past decade, world wind electric generating capacity grew at nearly 30 percent per year, its increase driven by its many attractive features and by public policies supporting its expansion. Wind is abundant, carbon-free and nondepletable. It uses no water, no fuel, and little land. Wind is also locally available, scales up easily, and can be brought online quickly. No other energy source can match this combination of features.