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ROSE GEORGE, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explains the untapped power of sewage. Advertisements
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In todays’ NYTimes, DANIEL GOLEMAN and GREGORY NORRIS do an excellent job of breaking down the ecological comparison of producing paper with producing modern electronics, featuring, you guessed it.. ulp, Apple’s new iPad. See the Op-Chart here.
FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, published on the website of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. New York, February 17, 2010 – Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer today released “FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System,” … Continue reading
See brochure here. Very large download 6MB Composting conserves landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates nutrient rich soil. The City of Vancouver engages residents to work toward these goals, offering educational programs, subsidized home composters, and a yard … Continue reading
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
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
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
From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.
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.
The Natural Resources Defense Council named three winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards,” recognizing leaders and innovators in the field of sustainable food. (Source: NRDC) San Francisco, CA (May 6, 2009) – Three winners of the first-ever Growing Green … Continue reading
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
In an op-ed piece in yesterdays NYTimes, Rose George, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explores the ecology of human waste.
The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method: Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading