Today is World Cleanup Day. Volunteers in 150 countries will pick up trash from beaches, rivers, forests and streets.  Millions of people will “achieve incredible things by joining together”, starting in New Zealand and ending 36 hours later in Hawaii. According to the World Cleanup Day website, the event’s “beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: […]

Did you know? Almost 2 million pounds of food were collected in 2016 and distributed free of charge to shelters, daycares, after-school programs and clinics, to name a few centers, in 12 cities in the greater Boston area. This food, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, helped to feed around 30,000 people. In the United States, food […]

The sad state of our oceans – vast garbage patches floating in the oceans’ subtropical gyres (places where ocean currents accumulate garbage, especially plastic bottles), oil spills from boats and other sources, and other pollutants – has people and companies coming together to find solutions. Two such solutions, one in the open ocean and one […]

What is Daily Dump? In numbers, it’s: 25,895 kg of organic waste saved daily 29,370 happy customers 60+ partners bringing Daily Dump to people in India Design and innovation in India for India According to Daily Dump, a company created in India in 2006, “if we all change the way we throw [things away] and if […]

Food aficionados have long known that fruits and vegetables need not be thrown out just because they no longer look bright and fresh. Indeed, many food companies and chefs alike specialize in taking less than glorious produce and transforming it into something else. While most of the time these end products are edible, a company […]

This article, which can still be found on the website of the Natural Resources Defense Council, is worth rereading. It provides suggestions on how best to get rid of your old clothes without throwing them away. Indeed, the article begins by stating: “Thanks to fast fashion, the average American now discards 68 pounds of clothing a year, […]

As the world turns its attention towards the climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, it is important to remember that sustainable energy solutions already exist. Here is one example from China. Sustainable development and social responsibility are at the core of the Chinese government’s current 5-year plan, and Holcim expects that they will be even more […]