Richard J Davidson PulpWorks: Recycled Paper Will Replace Toxic PVC in Packaging PulpWorks’ PVC-free prototype for a bleach pen replaces the “blister pack” which produces tons of PVC per product line. When it comes to sustainability, consumers care about packaging. They can’t not. It’s the most in-your-face waste in the manufacturing process; it has inspired the plastic-free revolution of Beth Terry and others, and municipal bans on plastic bags. PulpWorks, headquartered in California, creates custom-designed packaging from recycled newspapers from Toronto and China, sculpted by design director Tricia Wright, formerly of Wild Planet Toys and founder of design salon Process 376. The PW-Pack The blister pack. Wherever it ends up, in landfills, in your house, in the materials that hold your house together, PVC is basically a ticking time bomb for human and animal life; burning it releases dioxin, a very toxic poison which attacks the endocrine system, the immune system, the nervous system of children, and causes cancer. Scroll down to see comments.
My Favorite Blogs You Are Being Tracked: How License Plate Readers Are Being Used to Record Americans' Movements A little noticed surveillance technology, designed to track the movements of every passing driver, is fast proliferating on America’s streets. Automatic license plate readers, mounted on police cars or on objects like road signs and bridges, use small, high-speed cameras to photograph thousands of plates per minute. The information captured by the readers – including the license plate number, and the date, time, and location of every scan – is being collected and sometimes pooled into regional sharing systems. Read the report: You Are Being Tracked » In July 2012, ACLU affiliates in 38 states and Washington sent public records act requests to almost 600 local and state police departments, as well as other state and federal agencies, to obtain information on how these agencies use license plate readers. Learn what’s happening to your location information from this interactive slideshow: The government must not store data about innocent people for any lengthy period.
Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits – A Guided Tour | zen habits By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Here’s how to get started, in just a few easy steps. Pick one thing. With every single step, you’ll feel better. Just announced: Dealing with Your Struggles video course.
Tips for Creating Zero Waste, Plastic-Free Events Whenever I give my plastic-free presentation, I’m interested to see what the hosting organization will do to ensure the event itself is as plastic-free as possible. I try to give tips beforehand so I don’t walk in on a table full of plastic cups (which has happened more than once, ironically.) But lately, I’ve discovered some really ingenious ideas, some of which I wouldn’t have thought of myself. Some are about reducing plastic, and some are about reducing waste in general. So I thought I would share my favorites. 1) Ask attendees to BYO: bring their own reusable cups, bottles, utensils, containers, and even shirt! Green Sangha’s website announcement of its Plastics 360 event in Lafayette last month included the following: Refreshments: Light, earth-friendly snacks will be provided at registration (9:00-9:30 am). And at the Zero Waste Youth Convergence in San Francisco the next day, attendees were ask to do the following: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Hyperbole and a Half Drone Survival Guide More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations. The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. Free Downloadable Template If you want to try this for yourself, I've created this PDF template with patterns for both base and lid. More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. Taking the basic techniques explored on page 1 of this series, we can get a bit more clever and make boxes of different shapes - here's how to make a hexagonal one. I managed it in the end, though. content
BOOKM▲▲RKS The Green MBA at Dominican University of California A Comprehensive Curriculum The Dominican MBA’s comprehensive curriculum combines an interdisciplinary set of core business courses with forward-looking specializations in leadership, sustainability or global business, and resume-building experiential learning opportunities. The program includes: 31-unit common core that gives you a thorough grounding in accounting, finance, marketing, operations and other business disciplines.Included in the common core, a three-unit strategic management capstone course that integrates all of your previous coursework into a major project.Also included in the common core, a four-unit Global Consulting Practicum during which you will research the strategic needs and concerns of a major international organization. Entrepreneurship All organizations need to be innovative and entrepreneurial in today's economy. Learn more about our Sustainable Enterprise (GreenMBA) MBA program. Student Links: