46 states have budget deficits, some of them huge. Legislators are scrambling to...– Marketplace: Budget-weary states cut green funding
Here’s a short news-piece on the stuff that’s left behind by people when they lose their foreclosed homes, stuff that ends up in landfills because charity trucks can’t get there fast enough to haul it away. (via What happens to junk left behind in foreclosed homes? - Boing Boing)
fluffiness comes at a price: millions of trees harvested in North America and in...– Mr. Whipple Left It Out - Soft Is Rough on Forests - NYTimes.com
Chic without guilt? →
Sweatshops. Child labor. Toxic chemicals. Is it possible for a fashionista to dress herself and keep a clear conscience?
Redistribute - then reduce, reuse, and recycle. Chochinov points out that we...– Allan Chochinov’s 10 Steps for Sustainable Design : TreeHugger
Momentum for imposing fees or bans has expanded from a few, often affluent,...– Many Plans to Curtail Use of Plastic Bags, but Not Much Action - NYTimes.com
Designers also have to make the leap from a material culture where their work...– Creative solutions in tough times - International Herald Tribune
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District decided to tap into a time-honored...– Utilities Turn Their Customers Green, With Envy - NYTimes.com
A part cultural pop-up shop, part second hand boutique in Lower Manhattan,...– Site Visit: Free Store NYC - PSFK.com
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At several times during the making of the film, I’ve wanted to get rid of...– Gary Hustwit, director of Objectified, talks design, baby strollers, and streamlining our lifestyles - Boing Boing Gadgets
It breaks my heart that so many wonderful supplies have been sitting around...– futuregirl craft blog: 2009 - Use What I Have
Reacting to the statistic that the UK generates around 25 million tonnes of...– Supermarkets “Should Pay For Consumer Recycling” - PSFK.com
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New York is on pace to lose $6.5 million from its recycling program this year,...– New York Post
Dell and Goodwill today announced a significant expansion of the Reconnect...– GoodCleanTech
Even at the companies with giant recycling dumpsters … the trash brims...– “It’s Just Garbage: What corporations throw away provides Darren Atkinson with profit and happiness.” By Cory Doctorow; Forbes.
Eight minute audio segement on Science Friday,...
Now is the time to examine everything in your closet and determine if it has a...– Recessionwire.
"Freegans" are trading in consumerism for... →
“We’re used to fulfilling most of our needs through the marketplace,” says Syracuse University culture professor Robert Thompson. “But now with technology there is access to more that is free than in any time in the history of the world.”
Getting rid of things brings me a certain amount of calm– Christian Science Monitor article on frugal trendiness.
Composting In Small Spaces →
Composting Blog says: “The Pro Automatic Indoor Compost Bin is a fully functional, indoor composting system. It efficiently recycles your food wastes, coffee grounds, newspaper, pet waste and plant clippings, conveniently in your kitchen, without smell.”
The environmental pros and cons of washing out... →
CraftyPod on Crafting Green →
Excellent episode of this podcast lasts about 20 minutes and has many, many interesting subjects and points. Clickthrough to various links related to topics discussed, as well as the actual audio.
The atmosphere is like a bathtub with a partially opened drain. Carbon dioxide...– The Greenhouse Effect and the Bathtub Effect
entomophagy - n. - the practice of eating insects
“In the US, insects carry a cultural taboo (and a certain ickiness factor), but ‘entomophagy’- consuming insects as food- is the norm in many other parts of the world. The word itself isn’t new, but the growing acceptance of what it stands for is. As more societies are shaken by the repercussions of rising energy and food costs and and ongoing global economic crisis,...