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Guerillas on the Beach – November 2007

Ocean lovers help clean an oil-covered beach with an eco-friendly fiber that grows on you.   When the container ship Cosco Busan struck the Oakland Bay Bridge on Wednesday, November 7, it ripped a gash in its tank and spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel into...

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The Accidental Conservationist

The Accidental Conservationist

Lisa Gautier’s environmentalist career didn’t begin with a treetop hunger strike or a bracing voyage on a Greenpeace boat. It began with an old rug. “I bought a new rug and I didn’t know what to do with the old one,” says the 36-year-old San Franciscan. So Gautier...

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Startup Leftovers Piling Up

Startup Leftovers Piling Up

The deluge of closures and cutbacks at tech startups is creating at least one beneficial side effect. Charity workers who distribute furniture and gadgetry that companies leave behind are finding themselves with plenty of stock. That's how it seems at...

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