Tag Archives: waste

Power from Sewage: NYTimes

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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Two Approaches to Waste: NYTimes Graphic

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How Green Is My iPad?: NYTimes Op-Chart

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.

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For Pennies, a Disposable Toilet That Could Help Grow Crops: NYTimes Science

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FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System

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

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Vancouver Releases Factsheet on City-Wide Composting: City Farmer

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

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Garbage Dreams trailer

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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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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

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.

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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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NRDC Announces Three Winners of the First-Ever “Growing Green Awards”

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

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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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“Yellow Is the New Green:” NYTimes

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.

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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

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

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