My favorite trash birds

10,000 Birds

One of the many things I love about Mexico is the quality of its “trash birds” You may have heard that phrase among birders; it refers to whatever species is so common at a given site that you become tired of seeing them. If you are deeply unlucky, or need to improve your list of birding sites, your trash birds may even be too-common invasive species, like House Sparrows , Common Starlings , or Eurasian Collared Doves. Hey, some trash birds are just… trash birds.

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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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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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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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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. Besides having a function to compact the trash which would require less pickups, the cans also had solar panels to be self reliant. BigBelly Solar wanted to fix these issues by inventing a smarter, more efficient, method for collecting trash in cities.

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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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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. There are many unique uses for trash. Tagged: creative trash , unique uses for trash , uses for discarded trash.

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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.’ First built out of all manner of recycled junk in 1996, Trash People has since awed audiences in Xanten, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Cairo, Zermatt, Kilkenny, Gorleben, Brussels, Cologne, Graz, Rome, Barcelona, Washington D.C., The trash warriors went to Hiriya, the site of what used to be the largest landfill in the country.

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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. In Kuwait, citizens are particularly familiar with trash as they generate among the highest per capita amounts of waste in the world. Libya’s Post Revolution Trash and Traffic Problems. Climate landfills solid waste trash Waste disposal

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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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 Yeah, me neither. However, looking at these startling photos made me wonder that. According to the EPA, the average American produces more than four pounds of garbage a day. Well, photographer Gregg Segal decided to pair this […].

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Artist Paints Incredible Portraits on Trash. {Video}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) art Kim alsbrooks my white trash family trash “There is a danger in over-thinking and over-verbalizing.” ” ~ Artist Kim Alsbrooks. Ain’t that the truth?) Check me out. I am doing a bang-up job of avoiding emails by wandering through the cyber-halls of the internet in search of great art. There is much out there and one doesn’t even need to leave the comforts of […].

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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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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. Secondly, the stage and props (and some of the costumes) are made entirely out of everyday trash collected and reclaimed by the artists over a couple of months.

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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. That’s more than 20 pounds of food per person per month that floods into landfills and emits harmful methane gasses. Some cities have gone to bat on the problem by creating civic compost programs.

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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. Everywhere you go in this otherwise beautiful Mediterranean country, and I really do mean just about anywhere, you are bound to come across big piles of trash. Related: Another day in Tunisia chasing balls through trash.

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. In Brazil, this past election cycle produced thousands of political sandwich boards that still lie scattered across the country.

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

Green Prophet

Israeli and Palestinian stage performers are getting together to talk trash. Not nearly as vitriolic on the ground as an outsider might think, the discourse between Arabs and Jews has expanded to include environmental matters that affect both sides such as the cleanliness of shared waterways and skies and the growing problem of trash, among others. ” But why trash? Lifestyle & Culture art Crowdfunding eco-theater Jerusalem Kickstarter trash Waste Management

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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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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

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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Trash Talk in the Middle East- Interview with Salman Zafar

Green Prophet

We speak to waste management expert Salman Zafar about the region’s mounting trash problem and why it’s outpacing all efforts to deal with it. It’s a scary thought to have to live in all that trash. However cities across the Middle East already appear to be living in mountains of trash with rubbish strewn across deserts in Gulf nations, on busy streets in Tunisia , in canals and open waterways in Egypt and in dangerous landfills in Kuwait.

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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. Employees of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority , in charge of watching over forest lands and national parks, estimate that as of Sunday, April 28, more than 700 tons of trash is still “onsite” and not yet been picked up from locations where holiday goers visited during the 8-day holiday.

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Convert Trash to Treasure – Recycling Scrap Metal to Alloys

Living Green & Saving Energy

Scrap metal recycling is a huge industry and while it might seem like a dirty, hazardous trade to many, the truth is that recycling and reusing scrap metal is a gainful business that’s also very earth-friendly. The price of metals is continuously increasing which makes scrap metal recycling a very profitable business entity. Scrap metal [.]. recycling reduce waste recycle recycling scrap metal reuse

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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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Trash-Free is the Way to Be

Green Living Ideas

However, for those so inclined, you can take your sustainable living to the next level by working towards a totally trash-free way of life. I attended a talk at the Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley last month with trash-free advocate Lauren [&hellip. The post Trash-Free is the Way to Be appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle landfill lauren singer trash-free Zero WasteTake it to the Next Level Of course you recycle; you probably even compost.

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People's Climate March Leaves Trail Of Trash

Green (Living) Review

From the looks of it, much of what was heaved onto the ground by activists caught up in the fervor wasn''t trash at all—a healthy amount of the detritus piled in the gutters was recyclable, indicating that attendees couldn''t even be bothered to stuff their spent Gatorade bottles into their bags until they located the appropriate receptacle.

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Half of Tel Aviv’s Metropolitan Area Trash to be Used as Fuel

Green Prophet

Hiriya just south of Tel Aviv went from being a teeming trash mountain to a renowned recycling center , and now it will also be the site of the Middle East’s largest Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) plant. Abu Dhabi is building a 100MW trash to fuel plant , but the RDF facility at Hiriya will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East, and one of the largest in the world, according to Philippe Abraham, director of strategic planning at Veolia.

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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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World’s largest trash mural makes life in Syria a little less awful

Green Prophet

To take the edge off, a handful of artists in Damascus built what the Guinness Book of Records recently confirmed is the world’s largest mural made with trash. Not only did it make one child more excited to come to school, but another said the materials made him more aware of what can be done with what some people think of trash. Design art Guinness Book of World Records junk culture recycled materials refugees trash art war

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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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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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Fruitful Fusion “Trochets” Bean Bags from Trash

Green Prophet

The founder of Fruitful Fusion , Khawja lent her crocheting expertise to the Trochet, an environmental initiative that turns trash into treasure. Concerned to reconnect hands and minds and make a worthwhile environmental impact, a few women from Saudi Arabia are crocheting recycled plastic bags into colorful bean bags and other quality crafts.

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No Recycling Bins No Trash Collection

Green Life Smart Life

I received a letter last summer when I was living in East Providence and at the top it read No Recycling Bins / No Trash Collection! The first week came and went with piles of trash lingering on the sidewalks for days and some till the next trash day. Oddly the piles of trash got me excited because this was a step towards positive change. . The policy notes that only one bin needs to be placed outside along with the trash either blue, green or preferably both.

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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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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. As the country continues to grow and become more affluent these numbers are expected to rise: China’s annual trash production is predicted to grow to 480 million tons by 2030. 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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Alison Teal Reveals Maldives’ Trash Island in New Film Series

Eccorazzi

Underneath its idyllic charm, The Maldives has a severe trash problem, which avid adventurer Alison Teal hopes to expose in order to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The eco-filmmaker was shocked to discover Read More The post Alison Teal Reveals Maldives’ Trash Island in New Film Series appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Lebanon’s Trash Gets an Audience With The (B)IM Project Play

Green Prophet

We’ve often wondered: do people in the Middle East just not see the trash that has taken over their lives ? 10453: A Story About Life in 1 km2 of Trash answers that question with a roaring yes. Written & directed by Camille Brunel Aoun and produced by The (B)IM Project or Books in Motion , this public comedy portrays life among trash. And lest the trash mountain seem too tall to summit, there are solutions.

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. In this in-depth article, we look at the ways that plastics & chemicals pollute our most sensitive environments, including our oceans, our animals and our own bodies. Green Lifestyle

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Saudi economy trashed by cheap oil

Green Prophet

Despite the forecast of dire effects of global warming in the Middle East , oil producing countries like Saudi Arabia have continued to keep oil production at high levels. Located in one of hottest regions on earth, the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia has also expressed high interest in building nuclear power plants, despite being a country rich in solar energy potential.

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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? You can get a detailed how-to guide in his Big-Ass Book of Crafts , but you basically coil strips of paper together & use hot glue to hold the coils together.

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