August 30, 2012
by Reduce
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Recycling Mystery: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste Tubes

Oral care products, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, can seem nearly impossible to recycle. After all, how would a recycler remove all of that extra toothpaste from the tube or dissasemble a toothbrush for recycling? Let’s take a closer look at this recycling mystery to get the low-down on how to keep our pearly [...] Continue reading

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June 26, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Streamlining the process for people-oriented streets

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
The city of San Francisco has launched a new website to help residents take advantage of city resources and programs for neighborhood-scaled street improvements su… Continue reading

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December 8, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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‘Weed bombing’ turns blight to bright in Miami

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC

A group of friends in Miami have had enough of overgrown weeds on vacant lots and public property – particularly sidewalks – in their neighborhood, chronicall… Continue reading

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April 21, 2011
by Deron Lovaas
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WeBike: Text-Based, Low-Cost Bike-Sharing Wins Sustainable Business Prize

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C. I recently served as a judge for the William James Foundation’s Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition. I’m excited to report that one of the startup companies I… Continue reading

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