The Sherlock Holmes Method for Raising Your Recycling Savvy

                  Daniel Dern       I try to work recycling into my daily routine, but sometimes, the answer to “what do I do with this?” is less than obvious and some sleuthing is required. Like today’s detectives, those of us pursuing a green, sustainable lifestyle...

Reebok launches sustainable sneaker made from cotton and corn

                    Following a trend in industries ranging from software to food, Reebok is going sustainable. The footwear company launched a pair of sneakers Tuesday that are made entirely from natural products. Allbirds and Nike have been doing this for years. The...

New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge to live on as artificial reef

Construction commences on New York’s new Tappan Zee Bridge in 2014. The old, crumbling bridge is now being dismantled, with large pieces of it being used as material to build out artificial reefs off of Long Island.     It’s safe to assume that motorists...

How chicken feathers could warm our homes

Where there are people, there are chickens. Pretty much every country on Earth has poultry or their eggs on the menu. So, from Norway to New Zealand, and Cuba to Cambodia, chickens root around even the most isolated settlements, and fill giant farms in their...

With materials scarce, Cuban designers master recycling chic

  Olaff Alejo’s salt lamps are eerily beautiful and designed to purify the air. Yet the Cuban designer must rummage through trash bins and scour the sidewalks of Havana for scraps of wood and obsolete electrical devices to manufacture them. In Communist-run Cuba,...