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sustainablog’s New “Zero Waste Home” Series

Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or roll up our sleeves and get to work ourselves. For this reason, I’ve challenged […]

January 18th

Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

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.

November 12th

San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020?

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77% of its waste away from landfills and incinerators. The city has achieved its national distinction through a three-pronged approach: enacting strong waste reduction legislation, partnering with a like-minded waste management company to innovate new programs, and creating a culture of recycling and composting.

November 8th

Top 5 Green Events to Attend in San Francisco and the Bay Area in 2012

If you’re an environmentally minded person then there may be no better city to live in than beautiful San Francisco, California. Well known for its strong political stance on many “green” issues and sporting a population long admired for its liberal ideas and social conscience, San Francisco offers some of the best events available to broaden your environmental horizons by educating, teaching skills and organizing like-minded people via a broad array of fun, appealing events.

February 13th