April 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Is pet ownership sustainable?

There has been much talk about sustainability, but little attention has been paid to its nutritional aspects. Scientists have raised a number of important questions on the sustainability of pet ownership.  Continue reading

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April 17, 2013
by Sustainability
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Diners Track Sushi Sustainability with Edible QR Codes

Do you know where the fish in your sushi comes from? A California sushi restaurant has introduced an “edible technology” program to provide diners with sustainability information about the fish they consume. San Diego-based Harney Sushi is printing…

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April 3, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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The essential elements of green cities (by Lee Epstein)

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Today’s post is written by my frequent collaborator and contributor to this site, Lee Epstein. Lee is an attorney and land use planner working for sustainabi… Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
by Peter Lehner
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Want a More Sustainable Food System? Cut Food Waste.

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
I recently shared a stage with the White House pastry chef, the CEO of a $360 million company, and a woman who advocates eating weeds. We were all speaking at the TEDx-Manhattan conference… Continue reading

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March 5, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Rethinking education for resilience and sustainability

The current educational model was built for the industrial revolution. It might be time for a rethink. Continue reading

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February 24, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Laser mastery narrows down sources of superconductivity

Uncovering the mechanism behind high-temperature superconductivity — a phenomenon with tremendous value to advances in energy efficiency and sustainability — remains one of the greatest and most pressing puzzles in physics. Now, using precise laser p… Continue reading

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February 19, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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What are the virtues of modern sustainability?

What would you say are the ten virtues of sustainability? Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
by Kaid Benfield
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Are Main Streets a thing of the past? Is that OK?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
As someone whose job is to promote sustainability in our communities, I sometimes think the traditional American Main Street is a terrific model worth preserving a… Continue reading

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January 27, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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A Picture is Worth: Agenda 21 and The Green Movement as Marxist Plot

The cover of a new book by a leading Agender says it all: Sustainability is just the tip of the Marxist iceberg. Continue reading

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January 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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The Citadel is a Planned Community Designed for Resilience and Sustainability. Not.

Designed like a medieval town and operated on Jeffersonian principles, The Citadel is a model of “Sustainability with Guns” Continue reading

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January 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Shareholder responsibility could spur shift to sustainable energy

Allowing shareholders to be held liable for the damages that companies cause to the environment, people could help transform the world’s energy system towards sustainability, according to new research. Continue reading

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January 2, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Explore Sustainability Worldwide (Book Review)

Designers Aart van Bezooyen and Paula Raché tell their story of adventure, people and sustainability. Continue reading

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November 21, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Meet the modern American family

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
There is probably no other annual event in American culture that extols the concept of family more than Thanksgiving, which we celebrate tomorrow.  I&rsq… Continue reading

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November 20, 2012
by Tiffany Traynum
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Give Thanks to Your Food Visionary – Nominate Them for a 2013 Growing Green Award!

Tiffany Traynum, Program Assistant, San Francisco

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. You could easily argue that there are other seasons as equally stunning as winters on the west coast, but there is undoubtedly no other t… Continue reading

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November 6, 2012
by Reduce
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GlaxoSmithKline Rolls Out Inhaler Recycling Program

The U.S. arm of the British medical giant recently launched an inhaler recycling program to combat the ever-increasing problem of inhalers winding up in landfills. Continue reading

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October 30, 2012
by Reduce
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Reimagining Waste: What We Build on Former Landfills

In 2010, 250 million tons of trash were created in the United States and 85 million tons were recycled, according to the EPA. That means 165 million tons of trash had to go somewhere, and much of it went to landfills. On an average day, the country’s largest landfills can receive up to 9,000 tons [...] Continue reading

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October 9, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Getting to yes on the right kind of suburban change (by Lee Epstein)

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
Today’s article is by my friend Lee Epstein, an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Lee’s last contribut… Continue reading

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September 6, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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What makes a great city street? Consider these examples

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
  Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina
My friend Victor Dover has taught me more about the importance of streets to community, and the characteristi… Continue reading

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July 10, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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The opportunity that Apple is missing to build a better neighborhood

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
  What Cupertino, California is getting
 
  What Cupertino, California needs
I never intended to become so knowledgeable about Apple, Inc.’s … Continue reading

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July 5, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Building community by painting the town with street art

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
My view of sustainability is a broad one.  I work for an environmental organization, so ecosystem health is always in mind.  But, as with most ecosystems… Continue reading

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