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Founded in 2001 by college freshman Tom Szaky, TerraCycle focuses on building a new, more responsible way of doing business. In its native US, it has revolutionised the industry by making eco-friendly and affordable products from waste materials.


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operations into products ranging from cell phone holders and laptop sleeves to messenger bags, significantly reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills. TerraCycle distributes its products across the U.S. TerraCycle products are available in some of the biggest U.S.

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In Search of a New Paradigm—Part 1: Is Our Love Affair with.

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, October 5, 2009 In Search of a New Paradigm—Part 1: Is Our Love Affair with Capitalism Over? The Theory of Island Biogeography, Princeton University Press (2001 reprint).

Nina Goes to Victoria, British Columbia.And Signs a Book

The Alien Next Door

science-fiction posted by SF Girl @ 9:01 PM 17 Comments 17 Comments: At January 24, 2009 7:41 AM , Jean-Luc Picard said. At January 24, 2009 11:46 PM , SF Girl said. D At January 24, 2009 11:47 PM , SF Girl said. At January 25, 2009 9:47 AM , Anonymous said.

Autism Linked to Environment

Green Earth Journey

The scientists who authored the new study advocate a nationwide shift in autism research to focus on potential factors in the environment that babies and fetuses are exposed to, including pesticides, viruses and chemicals in household products.

Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

At its core, economics is about using scarce resources smartly to maximize the production of desired outcomes. This task could be aided if systematic reviews were available for many conservation interventions that would provide an evidence base to draw on ( Pullin and Knight , 2001).

Step by Step: Rubbersidewalks Are The New Path

Green Life Smart Life

Dan Joyce, Rubbersidewalks VP Sales and Marketing, told me that the company was formed in 2001 by Lindsay Smith who “rose to the defense of two dozen shade trees in her neighborhood that were scheduled for removal by the County of Los Angeles. A $250,000 grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board of Recycled Tire Product was Ms. The product is lighter weight than concrete pavers and there is no breakage.

New (and Old) Ideas for a Better Food System

The Green Changemakers

From Food for Everyone , the Spring 2009 issue of YES! Starting in 2001, the project began collecting traditional varieties of seeds. By getting them involved in media production, we give them a voice,” Santistevan says. The result, claims the Land Institute, is “a wholly new way of farming” that will “make conservation a consequence of, not an alternative to, food production.” Magazine.

Is Local Food Better?

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Local food's claimed benefits are driving health- and environment-conscious consumers to seek alternatives to the industrial agriculture system whose products dominate grocery-store shelves. In 2001, in some of the country's first food-miles research, Pirog and a group of researchers analyzed the transport of 28 fruits and vegetables to Iowa markets via local, regional, and conventional food distribution systems. by Sarah DeWeerdt Yes, probably-but not in the way many people think.

Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

The Green Changemakers

A 2001 lifecycle analysis from Seikei University in Tokyo underscored the notion that lifetime CO 2 emission figures for EVs are heavily dependent on the source of energy used to power the car. According to Sony, research by the Japan Battery Recycle Center shows that between 56 and 61 per cent of the lithium in a battery can be reused in non-battery products. billion tonnes of CO 2 , over five times the 553 million tonnes the UK is projected to emit nationally in 2009.

Recovery: Ranching Gone Right

Nature Conservancy - Science

Still another cites as a “myth” that “profitable livestock production and ecological preservation can coexist.”. In 2001 it had procured easements on about 7,000 acres of ranchland around Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains; now it has close to 85,000.

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Profits Before People: 7 of the World’s Most Irresponsible Companies

Eco Chic

Wal-Mart became the first company to be fined for violating new standards for stormwater runoff in 2001, and had to pay $5.5 They also dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic production water into the rivers where locals bathe. This article originally appeared on EarthFirst.com.

Gillnets in Lake Yellowstone: Can Conservationists Recover Cutthroat Trout in Our First National Park?

Nature Conservancy - Science

By the time I first visited Yellowstone National Park in 2001, the Yellowstone River’s cutthroat fishery was a pale shadow of its former self. to 4 million trout: a highly productive fishery. I’ve stepped into an adventure on the high seas, or so it would appear.

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The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

Committee on Energy and Commerce, fracking companies used 95 products containing 13 different known and suspected carcinogens between 2005 and 2009 as part of the fracking fluid that is injected in the ground. Wyoming, which contains some of the most active drilling fields in the country, failed to meet federal standards for air quality due to fumes containing toluene and benzene in 2009. In 2009, there were 50 earthquakes greater than magnitude-3.0,

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Begging bucks from Uncle Sam: The industry breathed a sigh of relief this year when Congress reupped the Production Tax Credit, which recoups wind developers 2.2 2009 December. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays.

Engineering Unplugged 2011 Will Have Attendees Seeing Stars

Green (Living) Review

In 2001, Woodley was the principal environmental advisor to the Secretary of Defense, and from 2003 to 2009, Woodley served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S.

Individual responsibility versus collective action: An examination of the impact of environmental advertising

Green Blog

Environmental advertising (or “green” advertising) assures consumers that they can evoke positive environmental change by adopting simple habits and by purchasing green goods provided by companies (Maniates, 2001). 2009). 2001). Photo credit: Jesse Kruger.

Multiple carcinogens in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) CHICAGO, IL, December 2011: The Cancer Prevention Coalition today congratulated the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for securing a 11/15/11 agreement with Johnson & Johnson “for reducing or gradually phasing out – trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals” from Baby Shampoo, “one of its signature products.” but not in their international, products.”

April 2010 President's Cancer Panel Warns Of Bisphenol-A Toxic Effects

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" Bisphenol-A is widely used as a plasticizer in polycarbonate baby bottles, besides adult personal care and cosmetic products, food can linings, microwave oven dishes, dental sealants, and also medical devices. The Panel rejected the March 2009 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety assessment of BPA as "incomplete and unreliable because it failed to consider all the relevant scientific works." CHICAGO, IL: Cancer Prevention Coalition Chairman Samuel S.

Enecsys secures £2.5 million investment from Good Energies for groundbreaking solar micro-inverter

Green (Living) Review

This new investment adds to the £6M ($10 million) received from Wellington Partners and BankInvest in June 2009 for a total investment of £8.5 We are delighted that they recognize these characteristics in Enecsys and have chosen to support us as we prepare for our first product launch in the early part of this year,” said Paul Engle, Enecsys CEO. “We Enecsys will make its first product announcement in early 2010.

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How Coal Affects Water Quality: State of the Science

Sightline Daily

Plus, reduced water clarity from sediments can make it harder for visual predators like fish to find food, according to a 2001 study. US Climate Attutides: Bigger head, smaller tail The Coal Industry’s Falling Productivity.

Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

In addition, in 2009, 19.4 9) The JCHS also reported that the percentage of households earning $45,000-$60,000 a year who were housing-cost burdened almost doubled between 2001 and 2009.

Release Your Truth: How I Survived (and Triumphed Over) My Own.

Elephant Journal

It wasn’t until 2001, that I was finally able to formally report my childhood abuser. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call.

A valuation book I won't buy

Environmental Economics

McConnell (1993), ‘Valuing Product Attributes Using Single Market Data: A Comparison of Hedonic and Discrete Choice Approaches’ 8. Meade (2001), ‘Contingent Valuation: Controversies and Evidence’ 12. Brown (2009), ‘Testing the Effectiveness of Certainty Scales, Cheap Talk, and Dissonance-Minimization in Reducing Hypothetical Bias in Contingent Valuation Studies’ 15. van den Bergh (2001), ‘Economic Valuation of Biodiversity: Sense or Nonsense?’

The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World

The Green Changemakers

The Movie (2009) 80 min · DIRT! For The Next 7 Generations (2009) 84 min · In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an.

Kareiva: Vanishing Soils, the World’s Dirty Secret

Nature Conservancy - Science

Unless we fundamentally change our agriculture practice s, current rates of soil loss and erosion will pose severe challenges for agricultural productivity, as well as the need for massive clearing of lands as yet undisturbed. Idaho farmer Fred Brossy holds the soil that provides his living.

Resource Center for Urban Agriculture and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

Another factor is the growing urban demand for perishable products, including vegetables, meat, milk, and eggs, coupled with the comparative advantages of production close to the markets, and the availability of productive resources, including urban organic wastes, wastewater, and vacant public land.

UNU-IAS Reports and Policy Briefs

The Green Changemakers

Willis Biofuel production and use in Africa have been linked to numerous environmental and socio-economic impacts. 2012, A4, 2 pages Download brief as a.pdf file (208 KB) Socio-ecological Production Landscapes: Relevance to the Green Economy Agenda Hongyan Gu and Suneetha M.

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] ICLEI Case Studies profile locally-based projects that support sustainability. Each study documents: the local context of the project the anatomy of the project results lessons learned the project's replication potential budgeting and financial issues Please note: Case Studies 1 - 55 will be available soon.

Washington I-522: News from Organic Consumers Association

Green Living Ideas

Just like in last year’s fight for Prop 37 in California , the bad guys have migrated to Washington State to persuade voters from passing I-522 that will require mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all food products sold in Washington State.

Free documentary Films Archive

The Green Changemakers

Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series - 11 Documentary Films Online - With an unprecedented production budget of $25 million, and from the makers of Blue Planet: Seas of Life, comes the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, shot entirely in high definition, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet. The Movie (2009) - takes you inside the wonders of the soil.

Love the Movie? Read the Book. ~ Terri Tremblett | elephant journal

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The relatively newer, Life of Pi by Canadian writer Yann Martel, was first published in Canada in 2001. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call.

Reclaiming the Streets: Urban Transportation Innovations

The Green Changemakers

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, who was elected in 2001, inherited some of Europe’s worst traffic congestion and air pollution. The bicycles are proving to be immensely popular—with more than 63 million trips taken as of late 2009. Countries with well-developed urban transit systems and a mature bicycle infrastructure are much better positioned to withstand the stresses of a downturn in world oil production than those that depend heavily on cars. By Lester R.

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

Mitigation means drastically cutting our production of CO 2 and other greenhouse gases, such as methane and chlorofluorocarbons, that prevent the sun’s heat from radiating back out to space. The Chinese wind sector has grown steadily since 2001.

Cooooooal Train! — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that Matters

Sightline Daily

In 2009, you could buy a ton of Wyoming coal for $11.72. As of 2001 -- the most recent data I could find -- it cost about a penny to ship a ton of PRB coal one mile. We can either harness our greatest natural resource—our know-how and ingenuity—to develop a strong local clean energy economy and export clean energy products and services. Skip to content.

Cooooooal Train!

Sightline Daily

In 2009, you could buy a ton of Wyoming coal for $11.72. As of 2001 -- the most recent data I could find -- it cost about a penny to ship a ton of PRB coal one mile. We can either harness our greatest natural resource—our know-how and ingenuity—to develop a strong local clean energy economy and export clean energy products and services. Skip to content.

Heinberg on Life Beyond Growth

The Green Changemakers

In late 2009 and early 2010, the economy showed some signs of renewed vigor. Rather, the point is that when the bumps are averaged out, the general trend-line of the economy (measured in terms of production and consumption of real goods) will be level or downward rather than upward from now on. Another has to do with locating the cheapest sources of materials, and the places where workers will be most productive and work for the lowest wages.

Reflections on Gil Hedley's 6-Day Dissection Workshop. ~ Maria.

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She’s been teaching yoga since 2001. >>> Founded as a print magazine in 2002, we went national in 2005 and then (because mainstream magazine distribution is wildly inefficient from an eco-responsible point of view) transitioned online in 2009. >>>