Southwest Airlines’ Project LUV Seat not only upcycles waste leather into shoes & soccer balls, but also provides resources to social enterprises.
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Timberland, the footwear maker known for its corporate responsibility, has gotten into the tire business with a product line designed for recycling into shoes.
A project in Brazil encourages citizens to upcycle sandwich board-style campaign signs into designer furniture… complete with instructions!
General Motors just announced 11 more facilities with landfill-free status, which means 122 of the company’s locations send nothing to landfills.
Though not growing as quickly as other renewable energy technologies, geothermal power just had its best year of growth since the 2007-08 downturn.
The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.
More than 20 million Americans live in communities with plastic bag bans or fees, including Los Angeles, the latest to institute such a ban on large retailers.
The website that brought renters, homebuyers, and realtors a powerful index of walkability has done it again, this time for public transit (source: walkscore.com). At the end of January, Matt Lerner, CTO of Walk Score, announced a new ranking of the…
By Lester R. Brown When German chemist Justus von Liebig demonstrated in 1847 that the major nutrients that plants removed from the soil could be applied in mineral form, he set the stage for the development of the fertilizer industry and a huge jump in world food production a century later. Growth in food production […]
The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle.
Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people.
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.
Does your location play into your likelihood of developing cancer? This infographic shows where cancer tends to “cluster” in the United States.