The whole package: Is ‘sustainable packaging’ another buzzword, or can it actually cut waste?

November 15, 2018 by  
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New and innovative materials are starting to compete with traditional plastics.

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Waste Reduction Is A Resource Too

May 5, 2016 by  
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In 1999, a group of individuals came together to create something new. With waste reduction at the forefront, this collaborative spirit and innovative process would come to embody the heart of what eventually became known as The Resource Depot….

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These Libraries Sow Learning And Gardening Simultaneously

August 6, 2015 by  
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Did you know that libraries can be a free source of seeds for the garden? Surprising, but true. Today’s libraries do more than just loan books. Modern and innovative libraries, tasked with keeping up with the times and providing communities with…

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How ‘water tech’ enables commercial scale water solutions

August 8, 2013 by  
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Investors and innovative companies have recognized the business opportunities in water tech, but the emerging field is not without its challenges.

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Vermont boat project debuts model for carbon-free shipping

August 8, 2013 by  
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Organizers hope to prove that carbon-neutral boats can be a viable shipping method for the 21st century.

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GE abandons solar panel manufacturing, inks deal with First Solar

August 8, 2013 by  
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The deal gives GE a 1.77 percent stake in First Solar as they commit to work together to accelerate rollout of solar technologies.

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University of Maryland Wins Solar Decathlon

October 3, 2011 by  
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Images credit University of Maryland I am not a good judge of architectural competitions. In most cases, I find the winner to be a compromise, and the runners-up far more interesting and innovative. But not in this year’s Solar Decathlon, where it all came together for the University of Maryland. WaterShed came first in the architecture competition, where Judge Michelle Kaufmann called it “an elegant mix of inspiration, function, and simplicity”… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Global Off-Grid Party to Promote Solar for Poor Communities

October 3, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Finding Infinity Tumbling solar prices are creating a clean energy boom all over the world. But it’s in poorer communities, often under served by traditional energy infrastructure, that solar can really make a difference. With solar now cheaper than kerosene in many rural communities, and pay-as-you-go solar removing upfront… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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"Hipster" Farmers Are Doing Nothing New (Video)

October 3, 2011 by  
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Image credit: The Perennial Plate We’ve posted before about the work of Greg Willerer of Brother Nature Farm in a rundown part of Detroit, and we know that urban farming is not just a nice idea— growing food in our cities is playing a crucial role in feeding the hungry and ensuring community resilience in the face of a crappy economy. Now we get to visit Brother Nature Farm once again,… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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MESH Cities: Sustainable, Intelligent Cities of Tomorrow Today

October 3, 2011 by  
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Across North America, people are organizing responses to abuse of power and increasing inequality around a hashtag, #occupywallstreet . It is an example of how technology has changed the way we relate to each other, the way we are now always online wherever we are, how we act when we live in what Robert Ouellette calls MESH Cities , the “offspring of an improbable marriage between Jane Jacobs and ubiquitous city computing.” Robert has launched a new website, to explore ” the wireless systems empowered, 21… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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