Waste not, want not

gDiapers

If you take a long hard look at a landfill you’ll see both tremendous need (where do we continue to put all this waste?) and undertapped opportunity (how can we redesign, reuse, and repurpose to avoid the landfill altogether?) We’ve been exploiting natural resources at an unsustainable level for nearly a century to create material goods for our well-being and pleasure. Over that time we’ve … [Read more...]

Green waste

Waste not want not WWI poster

I was riding my bicycle into town on trash collection day last week and noticed that one of my neighbors had filled their can with weeds and other green waste. They had obviously cleaned up their yard and had accumulated a lot of green material in the process. But, I stalled out in trying to figure out why they had put it in their trash can? Weeds, grass clippings, twigs and other cuttings are, … [Read more...]

Meet the Percapitas: we’re greener than you are

Percapita

Hi there! We're the Percapitas. We've cut per capita consumption and our per capita waste. We compost, we conserve, we re-use and we recycle. And we're going to teach our three carbon footprints -- Mark, David and Robert -- to do the same. Carbon-neutral cul de sac Yes, we know that each of us will require more than 38,000 pounds of mined resources each and every year to maintain our … [Read more...]