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San Francisco Makes Composting City Law

San Francisco’s mandatory city-wide composting program becomes official city ordinance today. From Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle: The law, the most comprehensive in the country, is an aggressive push by Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut greenhouse gas emissions, return carbon to … Continue reading

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Following Trash and Recyclables on Their Journey: NYTimes

From today’s New York Times, MIREYA NAVARRO reports: (…) The Architectural League of New York went through a (…) trash-tagging exercise as part of the (…) project when it moved its offices from midtown Manhattan to SoHo two weeks ago. … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, a Prarie Springs from Former Landfills: NYTimes

BROOKLYN, USA:  Former landfills becoming a thriving ecological reserve. In a $200 million project, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection covered the Fountain Avenue Landfill and the neighboring Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill with a layer of plastic, then put down clean … Continue reading

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Permanent Culture: Tiffany Tong at UBC terrytalks

University of British Columbia: Redefining boundaries: Urban Agriculture: Tiffany Tong, from terrytalks on Vimeo., video 18min 06 sec.

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How Can Trash Be Used to Grow Food in the City?

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Trash Gets A Second Chance: NYTimes

Trash Gets A Second Chance is an impressive slide-show of  a preschool age classroom, photographed by Piotr Redlinski.  The photos accompany the story Where One Mans Trash Is Preschooler’s Art Material, and were published in yesterdays NY Times.

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Transforming Trash into Opportunities for Education, Art

Two articles, both published last week in the NYTimes, highlight programs designed to see “trash” as material that supplies educational and artistic opportunities. Boston, Massachusets: “Offering the Best Price for Learning Supplies: Free.” Extras for Creative Learning is a nonprofit … Continue reading

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