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The Other Side campaign has modified road-side advertisements so they can be repurposed as the materials for homes of poor people in the country. We recently wrote about one innovative use of billboards – the Scribe Billboard – which housed the artist while they worked on designing a new commercial. Taking a ... keep reading
The Community Environmental Center, a Queens-based nonprofit, has built the EcoHouse to teach young people about how to save energy and protect the environment. The 8th-grader from Brooklyn’s I.S. 364 sat at Community Environmental Center’s EcoHouse light display, mesmerized. He gazed at compact fluorescent lights side-by-side with ... keep reading
A long campaign by environmental activists has helped Yum! Brands change its sourcing policy for its packaging. Yum! Brands owns Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, and it says that it will now not use paper and cardboard that has been sourced via the destruction of tropical rainforests. It also ... keep reading
A reported 10 billion drink containers are thrown away in Australia every year. Many of these are recycled, but many end up in landfill, on roadsides and in waterways. The danger posed to wildlife by plastic waste is well documented, as is the life of non-biodegradable waste in landfill or ... keep reading
To plant food, insect repellant and other homespun uses for spent coffee grounds, scientists are adding an application that could make the gunk left over from brewing coffee a valuable resource for production of dietary supplements. Their new report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry concludes that used ... keep reading
Worms are on duty now at the University of Waikato, chomping through food scraps and organic waste from the campus food court. The industrial-size worm farm, affectionately known as the “Faculty of Worms”, can handle four tonnes of organic waste annually. The decomposed matter is spread on University gardens as ... keep reading
Our society has come a long way (but still has much further to go) in living more sustainably. We’ve developed ways and means of getting the best usage out of many of the products that we produce, along with being more environmentally-friendly and better caretakers of Mother Earth (some ... keep reading
There are a lot of myths out there that keep people from embracing or even considering making use of contemporary technology. In the following paragraphs we are going to do our best to dispel those myths. Myth #1: It’s Too Expensive Twenty years ago computers were astronomically expensive. So ... keep reading
© AFP FIFA Partner Coca-Cola is making its own mark by announcing a pioneering sustainability project. Coca-Cola Brazil is to launch a campaign for the donation of plastic (PET) bottles to be reused in the linings of 6,773 seats in the new Maracanã Stadium, the venue for the final match ... keep reading
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