The Christmas Trash Bag

Elephant Journal

We were just pulling up in front of our house, finishing up what had become a Christmas Eve tradition for our, at that time, little family of 5. I was 9 years old, my older sister 12, and my 2 year old brother packed in the back seat. Every year mom would make a big […].

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High-Tech Trash Cans to Improve Sustainability

Living Green & Saving Energy

Trashcans are pretty straightforward: they stand there and collect trash. eco-innovation green gadget green products reduce waste High-tech trash cansYou remove the bag when it’s full, replace it, and it fills up with garbage again. It’s not exactly the domain of innovation and technology… or is it? Believe it or not, the trashcan is quickly becoming a site of technological advancement. In the years […].

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Paradise Trashed

10,000 Birds

The the scrub is full of trash. Everywhere seems to have trash, actually. The combination of terrible dive shop and a trashed island won’t last forever. Sometimes, when you plan and book trips, you pick the wrong option.

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Spilling my Trash, Finding my Mantra

Elephant Journal

I’m often wondering about this, so it didn’t seem all that different until the trash bag handle broke and heaps of spoiled food spilled out on my kitchen rug: wilted spinach, banana peels, avocado pits. I found myself questioning things today, like God’s existence and whether or not there is a plan for me.

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Talking Trash With The Cyclists Behind This Compost Startup

Green (Living) Review

composting garbage trash waste managementAn eco-preneur hits pay dirt with a bike-powered pick-up service in the heart of Austin, Texas. Last year the world generated more than 1.3 billion tons of food waste.

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Upcycling Solutions for Political Trash

Green (Living) Review

Political campaigns generate all kinds of garbage—fliers, yard signs, empty promises. But at least promises don’t litter the streets long after the races are over. Every year, state institutions , grassroots organizations, and crafty individuals battle the scourge of leftover campaign materials.

American Trash Bird

10,000 Birds

Every country has them, the nonnative aggressors that some refer callously to as trash birds. “Trash bird” is controversial birding lingo for any species that is so ubiquitous in a location that it surpasses unremarkable and becomes truly irritating. Trash birds hog the feeders, crowd the trees, and consistently outcompete other species for habitat and resources. For example, the American Robin may or may not be a trash bird, depending on the time of year.

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People Lying in 7 Days of Their Own Trash. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

Have you ever wondered what it would actually look like to lie in seven days of your own trash? Arts & Culture Green 7 Days of Garbage eco garbage green Gregg Segal lying in trash photos trash waste

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He Takes Out The Trash.

Elephant Journal

Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) freedom healthy relationship individuality intimacy love non attachment relationships respect take out the trash There''s a belief that it''s about finding the other person. It''s not.

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Are You Smarter Than A Trash Can?

Environmental News Network

Walking through Boston earlier this week I came across an unusually large trash receptacle. When I went closer to inspect it (throw out my trash) I noticed that it was compactor designed for sustainability. Trash Can via Shutterstock.

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We Cannot Hide from our “Trash”

Elephant Journal

To practice mindfulness can be enlightening and freeing but it can also be equal parts exhausting and humbling. As a senior yoga and meditation teacher it is part of the practice…to be mindful on and off the mat; to live the work I do, to be authentic. As such, each week I stand in front […].

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Turning trash into treasure

Green (Living) Review

Simply driving or biking around the streets on trash night (easily determined on the Internet), there are tons – at times literally – of interesting and useful things to be picked up. waste management Waste not - Want not recycling crafts waste Turning trash into treasure recycling upcyclingDiverting waste is the ultimate act of sustainability by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There are abundant resources for any home sustainability project you wish to undertake.

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People's Climate March Leaves Trail Of Trash

Green (Living) Review

Around 400,000 people marched through Manhattan to send a message to world leaders regarding the dire consequences of climate change, and the urgent, desperate necessity of enacting sweeping reforms to stop it. It appears at least 150,000 of those people tossed away their paper Starbucks cups.

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How we can Stop Ourselves from Trashing Paradise.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green climate change eco environmental protection EPA green hawaii ocean pollution pacific plastic trash trashing paradiseInstead of “8 Ways to Make your Office Greener,” we need to radically restructure the ways of thinking that allow us to.

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Tons of trash left at picnic sites by Israelis after Passover

Green Prophet

Whether it be national forests, rivers and beaches, or city public parks, the amount of trash and food waste left behind is staggering, to say the least. More about trash accumulation and recycling: Israel’s Beach Season Opens With Litterbugs.

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Unique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure

Green Home Blog

Unique Uses for Trash: Someone’s Garbage, Is Another Someone’s Treasure. When it comes to our municipal trash we are on the right track but have a ways to go. gap is to make someone’s trash turn into a list of unique uses for you beyond basic recyclable or reusable standards.

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Compost Consciousness: How we turn our Inner Trash into Fertile Soul Soil.

Elephant Journal

Green Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Alchemy compost farmer mother earth nature problems soil transformation trashAs a farmer, one of my favorite things to witness is the alchemy of stinky.

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Reusable metal cutlery thrown into trash after picnics

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reusable metal cutlery is being thrown nowadays almost routinely into trash after picnics in parks and woods. It would appear that people now buy metal reusable cutlery especially for picnics – the receipts often are with the cutlery in the trash – and then when the items have been used they simply toss them (often placed in plastic bags) rather than taking them home to wash them.

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From Trash To Energy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Gaston County's landfill would be about the last place you'd look for buried valuables, but as the old adage proclaims: One man's trash is another man's treasure. And in this case, the methane gas rising from Gaston County's garbage could produce enough electricity to power the town of High Shoals, according to the county's public works director Ray Maxwell. Maxwell laid out plans this week for a $5.5

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How to Turn Trash into Treasure. ~ Char Evans {Photos & Video}

Elephant Journal

Over 100 artists contributed, including local villagers, artisans and international artists to send out a message worldwide: “Trash is valuable—it’s treasure.”. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green cooperative artists Eco Art Installation trash to treasure upcycling With waste management in mind, we have just created a wonderful example of "upcycling"—an interactive art installation at the Bamboo Centre in Auroville, India.

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DIY – Recycled Magazine Trash Can

The Go Green Blog

Instead of trashing them, Mark Montano made a bathroom trash can out of his old magazines. Tags: Eco-Products Green Crafts Recycling Crafts DIY Magazines Recycle Trash Can up-cycle upcycle What do you do with your old magazines you already read?

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“Trashed” Examines Global Waste. {Video} ~ Marcia G. Yerman

Elephant Journal

The important role of film: educating society and bringing difficult subjects to the broadest possible audience.

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Kuwait Towering Trash Problem

Green Prophet

For such a tiny nation, Kuwait produces some of the world’s highest per capita amounts of trash. We all throw out trash such as packaging which only seems to serve us momentarily or food which wasn’t eaten in time. Libya’s Post Revolution Trash and Traffic Problems.

HA Schult arrives in Israel with an army of 500 ‘Trash People’

Green Prophet

German artist HA Schult has spent the last 18 years traveling around the world with his own army of ‘trash people.’ The trash warriors went to Hiriya, the site of what used to be the largest landfill in the country. To some extent, each one of us is a trash warrior.

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Repurposed: Kids, Trash & Fashion. ~ The Scrapsisters

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Children (For, not ab them) Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Boulder Theatre green kids recycle repurpose trash

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Would You Eat Trash for a Good Cause?

Green (Living) Review

The food waste–awareness event Feeding the 5,000 is coming to the U.S. What’s it going to take to wake Americans up to the staggering problem of food waste? An enormous communal meal made from what otherwise might be pitched as garbage could be a start.

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Building Community, Solving Problems & Spreading Happiness with Trash. ~ The Scrapsisters

Elephant Journal

(.). Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Boulder Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Civil Rights, Social Good) Featured Events Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) art Colorado community green kids Mentoring recycle trash Upcycle

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World leaders given 'trash' to eat at United Nations to highlight food wastage

Green (Living) Review

World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates on Sunday at the United Nations — trash.

Sanitation Worker Challenges Whole Foods and Walmart to Stop Trashing Produce

Green (Living) Review

We’re More than just White Trash.

Elephant Journal

I live in Silicon Valley now, and in many ways it is the opposite here. People’s careers are who they are to a large degree. Work-life balance is blurred, and people are held by the “golden handcuffs” promised to them by means of stock and bonuses. Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Right Livelihood american dream class mobility conflict disconnection elitism political divides privilege redneck stereotypes tribalism working class

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The "Trash" We Can't Get Enough Of

Green (Living) Review

Retailing Reuse Environmentally conscious designers and clients are eager to reclaim resources for their embodied energies and histories. Not too long ago, structures slated for demolition inevitably found their demise in a landfill.

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Two Sad Reasons to Keep Our Trash Inside or in Garage until Trash Day.

Elephant Journal

Elephant Green PSA: Keep your trash bins secure, or trash inside until trash day: locally, bears will get put down if tagged three times. And, so sad: “This squirrel had eaten too many “handouts” (trash, food from people, etc.)

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Scientists Using Drones To Map Ocean Trash

Eccorazzi

While Marco Simeoni, the president of the Race for Water Foundation Read More The post Scientists Using Drones To Map Ocean Trash appeared first on Ecorazzi. A group of scientists is taking the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans by land, sea and air. Animals Causes Environment News Science Top News

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Lebanon’s Trash Theatre & the True Cost of Rubbish (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

Trash Theatre is a free theatre performance about trash – it’s taking place across Lebanon’s coast. I think it’s safe to say that ‘ 10453: A Story About Life in 1 km2 of Trash’ is unlike any theatre production you have ever heard of.

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Find Out What Happens to Our Trash

Eco Chic

My boyfriend’s 7-year-old cousin, Charlie, is an ardent recycler at his home and perhaps the finest example of what we all should be doing when it comes to our trash; he’s inquisitive, unrelenting and methodical. Discarded plastic items await recycling (Photo: Shutterstock ).

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Trash selfies to shame Tunisia’s government

Green Prophet

Social media has again proved to be a powerful tool in Tunisia , where a group of people started a Facebook page that turns the ubiquitous ‘selfie’ into an opportunity to express disgust with the country’s stinking trash problem. We’re drowning in trash.

Trash In China: Where Will It All Go?

Green Home Blog

Trash In China: Where Will It All Go? Trash in China. The Chinese threw away over 220 million tons of trash in 2009 and surpassed the U.S. The question then, is where will all that trash go? By 2030 China will be handling three times as much trash as the U.S.

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Sweden to import garbage as supplies of trash run dry

Green (Living) Review

Sweden has run out of trash and now they are forced to import some more. Their hyper-efficiency, however, has led to a unique problem: namely a trash shortage that could threaten the country's energy production capacity. First they are able to continue (and even expand) their waste-to-energy program and second the Norwegians are going to pay them to take their waste, proving quite succinctly that one nation's trash can truly be another's treasure trove.

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How our Trash Affects the Whole Planet

Green Living Ideas

Do you know how our trash affects the whole planet? The post How our Trash Affects the Whole Planet appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Biofuels made from trash could power 16% of Europe’s road vehicles

Living Green & Saving Energy

According to a study by a group backed by BA, Novozymes, WWF, and Virgin Airways, biofuels made from waste and trash could replace 16% of the current fuel for cars and trucks. The reports provides an impressive projection. Europeans generate 900 million tonnes of waste paper, food, wood and plant material each year, about a quarter […]. Biofuels carbon footprint biofuels from waste biofuels production

Take-Away: Israelis and Palestinians Talk Trash in Grassroots Play

Green Prophet

Israeli and Palestinian stage performers are getting together to talk trash. A YTheater initiative, Take-Away will unite veteran and novice actors from a variety of backgrounds in a multimedia stage performance that explores what each household and community’s trash reveals about them.

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5 Simple Questions You Need To Ask Of All Your Trash

Green Living Ideas

Before simply tossing your trash, TerraCycle asks you to think about these 5 questions to find an alternative to the landfill. The post 5 Simple Questions You Need To Ask Of All Your Trash appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living compost Recycling rubbish TerraCycle Trash

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5 Simple Questions You Need To Ask Of All Your Trash

Green Living Ideas

Before simply tossing your trash, TerraCycle asks you to think about these 5 questions to find an alternative to the landfill. The post 5 Simple Questions You Need To Ask Of All Your Trash appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living compost Recycling rubbish TerraCycle Trash

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