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  • Paper Recycling: All the Facts [Video]

    Paper recycling isn’t just a greenie feel-good practice: it has significant environmental and economic impacts, according to this video from ISRI. More

  • Growing Cities Headed for the Small Screen this Fall

    Even the best projects, with the most talented team and the most well-intentioned backers, can effectively do only as much or as little as the amount of attention they’re able to attract, and sometimes, such as in this instance, that might mean finding… More

  • Climate Scientists Declare "We are the 97%!"

    I have no doubt that climatology is a challenging field in and of itself, but climate scientists – particularly those focused on global warming – also have to deal with consistent attempts to undermine their credibility. They’re just following the “consensus” (which, ya know, didn’t actually result from empirical evidence) because it’ll get them grants, […] More

  • sustainablog's Top Posts of 2013

    Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve been relaxing heavily during the Christmas-New Year downtime, and just finally got around to what’s become an annual activity: figuring out our top posts for the past year. I had quite a surprise this time around: efforts to create “evergreen” content over past years worked so well that all of […] More

  • The Story of a Tomato Farmer: Lester R. Brown’s Breaking New Ground

    Please note: Earth Policy Institute provided me with a free review copy of Breaking New Ground. I’ve been reading Lester Brown’s work for about ten years now, and in the process of doing so, I’ve developed a picture of the man: some of ideas gleaned from book cover jackets, but most of them from my […] More

  • The Online Game that Plants Real Seeds: Rainmaker Project

    The Rainmaker Project has something quite different in mind from the standard notion of an online game about planting seeds and crops: a global community committed to the sustainable exchange and planting of seeds… in the real world. It ain’t Farmville; rather, its more like Facebook itself, made up of people committed to expanded landscape of real, live plants, and ideas for cultivating those plants more sustainably. More

  • The Invisible People Who Take our Trash "Away"

    Ever gotten stuck behind a garbage truck? Or heard one banging against a dumpster in the middle of the night? I’d guess that for most of us, these inconveniences/disturbances are among the few times we give any thought to the people who deal with our waste after we throw it “away.” More

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