Waste Reduction

Plastic Fast

  They do have a place in the modern world but just as lead poisoned the Romans, plastics, of all kinds, are toxic to every living thing. Widespread for less than 50 years, we toss over 30 million TONS of plastic waste, including bags, bottles and packaging for food into the ground each year. Made […] Find out more

Three Sisters

  Centuries ago, the Iroquois were among the early North American cultures who reaped the magic of a good garden. They discovered that certain sister plants thrive when grown together. Corn prospers inside a cluster of squash or pumpkins, creating a sustainable ecosystem as beans grow up the stalks for shade, support and protection. The […] Find out more

Phantom Power

  Chances are, most of us don’t know just how much power our appliances, electronics and other devices are consuming when they’re turned off. This hidden hum of wasted energy is known as ‘phantom load.’ The Department of Energy estimates that the proliferation of devices with stand-by power gobbles up some 40% of the energy […] Find out more

Zero Waste

  With exponentially rising population and demand for durable goods, Gunter Pauli’s breakthrough book, The Blue Economy, explains why and how we can reinvent business models to operate with the ‘pervasive logic and sensitivity of ecosystems.’ In the natural world, nutrients and energy are abundant, efficiency grows as a system improves itself and it responds […] Find out more

Ecovestment

In most cases, corporate by-laws include a mandate requiring businesses of all types to maximize profit but boardrooms also have the choice between socially and environmentally responsible investments and the status quo. As an alternative to most current but unsustainable practices, professionals say that green investing does offer consumers a means to vote for change. […] Find out more