Understanding Where Garbage Goes

December 23, 2021 by  
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Humans create a lot of waste, but when you throw something away, how much do… The post Understanding Where Garbage Goes appeared first on Earth911.

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5 Ways to Turn Mailed Trash into Treasure

December 23, 2021 by  
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If you’re anything like the average person, a trip to the mailbox yields more junk… The post 5 Ways to Turn Mailed Trash into Treasure appeared first on Earth911.

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Cranbrook School teaches environmental stewardship

July 27, 2021 by  
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Education comes in all forms — books, videos, audio recordings and interactive, hands-on, learning like that taking place at Cranbrook School in the Wolgan Valley, located about three hours north of Sydney, Australia. Students on this campus share experiences uncommon to mainstream education, mainly in the way they are relied upon to actively participate in the buildings’ and site’s upkeep. The idea is to educate students about a host of life skills such as gardening, homemaking, fire-building and even constructing in a hands-on ‘rituals of stewardship’ approach. The campus is the result of a competition that asked designers to develop an architectural design for a new school in a rural area in the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Andrew Burns Architecture submitted the winning project with an emphasis on the student experience. With the understanding there is no better teacher than experience, students are taught resilience through work. Along with the physical aspects of collecting wood and maintaining a fire in order to heat water for the heater, students learn about providing for others. Similarly, while they nurture the stewardship garden, they give back to the environmental remediation of the land. Related: The River School places classrooms around a central courtyard The campus merges into the natural bluff with a crescent shape for the buildings’ footprint, while still providing the utilitarian aspects of a school. This design also creates efficient access for services across the buildings. In a press release, the architects explained, “The buildings are anchored to the Crescent by a series of chimneys, recalling the remnant chimneys from the neighbouring historic town of Newnes. The buildings rise up from the Crescent to take in the dramatic form of the escarpment, illuminated by easterly morning light.” To further honor the connection with nature, the materials palette came mostly from natural sources such as wood and metal in an effort to make “the buildings…both shelter and pedagogical tools — devices to heighten the experience of landscape and environmental systems.” + Andrew Burns Architecture Via ArchDaily Photography by Brett Boardman via Andrew Burns Architecture

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3 Great Ways to Help Your Prom Dress Go Green

May 17, 2017 by  
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How many times do you usually wear a prom dress? It’s a ridiculous question, right? Ridiculous because prom dresses, much like wedding dresses, are typically purchased with the understanding that they’ll be worn just once. Once! One…

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Ramez Naam: Radical planetary optimism

September 30, 2016 by  
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Climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, air pollution. We’re up against huge threats. But history and the trends of technology show that we can turn the corner. As clean energy and clean transportation plunge in price, as biotechnology revolutionizes our understanding of the natural world, and as the developing world reaches the demographic transition, a world of greater prosperity with less impact on the planet becomes possible. Make no mistake: The state of the environment will get worse before it gets better.

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Steve Pullins of Hitachi on technology, social innovation and things that matter

September 30, 2016 by  
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A 20+ year sustainability executive talks about the intersection of technology and sustainability in the context of social innovation and the opportunities that microgrids provide to accelerate corporates and community resilience.

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New Study Shows Eukaryotic Phytoplankton Accounts for Almost 50% of Ocean’s Carbon Fixation

April 15, 2010 by  
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Hello Jurassic Park: 95-Million-Year-Old Insects Found Fossilized in Amber

April 8, 2010 by  
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Photo: courtesy of PNAS and Alexander Schmidt, used with permission. Or Rather, Cretaceous Park The discovery of splendid fossilized specimens dating back about 95 million years ago in Ethiopia, Africa (though back then the continents weren’t in the same relative position) could change our understanding of the origins of some species, including ants, and of the ecology of Cretaceous woodlands

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Best of Green: Cars & Transportation (Slideshow)

April 8, 2010 by  
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Click on the image above to be taken to the winners. Congratulations to all the Winners! It’s impossible to conceive a green society without green transportation. People will always need to move around and ship goods, but our current way of doing things is both inefficient and dirty

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More Than Jobs, We’ve Outsourced Our Carbon Emissions

March 9, 2010 by  
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image: Carnegie Institution We’ve written about the phenomenon of outsourced carbon emissions a number of times, with the example of perhaps up to one third of China’s emissions coming from manufacturing goods destined for consumption abroad being most prominent. Well, a new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution adds some more data to our our understanding of this issue:..

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