We spend a lot of time discussing the vehicles that travel on roadways, but not nearly as much on the roads themselves. But roads matter in environmental terms, and not just because of the land they displace. Take a look at some of the ways that roads could be made more environmentally benign… or even beneficial.
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The Slow Fashion Movement: A Lasting Trend that Gives Back to Consumers, Manufacturers and the Environment
Just as the slow food movement prompted us to think about where and how our food was being produced — agricultural practices, worker safety, cleanliness of factories, treatment of animals, etc. — “slow fashion” encourages fashion “consumers” to consider where and how their clothing is being made and to develop a greater sense of connection to the materials taken from the environment to create their looks.
Today’s post is from Rob Jones, marketer, social media coordinator, and chief blogger for BuildDirect’s green building blog, Green Building News and Views. Rob talks about his colleague at online building materials company BuildDirect, company Co-Founder Robert Banks, who regularly travels the world in search of innovative building products. And in the building materials industry, […]
Note: My inspiration for posting this is attributable to the many radically creative and excellent ideas in Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community by H.C. Flores. The clock is ticking. On Wednesday, I am to shoot a segment for the Sust Enable film project […]
A sign that the green movement has truly taken hold: when consumer products made in a green way look exactly like a non-green product. Gone are the days when recycled or organic meant frumpy granola. So I was pleased when I received an act 2-Green Smart‘s All-Around Laptop Jacket by Shoreline in the mail and […]
Generally not, but that could change if research being conducted by the University of Michigan and the US Department of Agriculture is successful. The task: developing flooring (and other products) from cow poop…. really! [Researchers] say that fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in making fiberboard, which is […]