Trash Collectors

Source: sierraclub.org Published: March 15, 2017 Seth Orme, founder of the Pack It Out Crew, on North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail | Photo by Mike Belleme By Aaron Carnes A few years ago, Seth Orme was working his dream job as an outdoor guide in Minnesota. The...

Are Hedges Better at Fighting Urban Air Pollution Than Trees?

Source: mnn.com Published: May 24, 2017 The British countryside is famed for its hedgerows. According to scientists, cities need more dense lines of shrubs in order to effectively combat automobile-borne air pollution. (Photo: Jenny Brown/flickr) By Matt Hickman Make...

Waste Management

Source: newschool.edu Published: June 22, 2017 Waste Management Main Photo The New School generates around two and a half million pounds of waste each year. Forty-five percent of that waste is directly diverted from a landfill through recycling and composting. Our...

Steering Trash Down the Road Less Traveled

Source: umaine.edu Published: June 22, 2017 UMaine researchers and state stakeholders work towards a cleaner waste stream By JOE RANKIN It’s only human to make trash. Even early hunter-gathers had a waste stream. Of course, back then most of it was biodegradable and,...