According to Mark Buckley, the VP of Environmental Affairs at Staples, an estimated 133,000 computers are discarded every day in the U.S. That's nearly 49 million computers a year! And that doesn't even include cell phones and other office related electronics.Old electronic junk, … [Read more...] about Stop E-wasting, Recycle your Computer or other Electronic Devices at Work
People Making a Difference
Photo courtesy of bsidez at Flickr.com. Sometimes it's hard to tell the people who are ultra-dedicated to a cause apart from people who are a little bit insane. Chuck Thomas is one of those people who blurs the line. Every day, he commutes 14 miles to work on his bicycle. … [Read more...] about Can you bicycle 55 MPH?
Environmentalists fought a valiant fight to block the construction of the first new coal plant built in the state of Georgia in over 20 years.Â The Sierra Club, Greenlaw, and Friends of the Chattahoochee argued that the state should not have granted permits to the plant that, … [Read more...] about Environmentalists in Georgia lose fight to stop coal plant construction
A great article in today's Dallas paper covers a man in Pennsylvania who has discovered how to microwave old car tires back into completely usable, separate materials. For 50 cents worth of electricity, he can microwave an old 14 inch tire down to 1.2 gallons of diesel fuel, 7.5 … [Read more...] about Microwaving old, discarded tires into diesel fuel?
During the 1960's there was a street theater group, known as the Diggers, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.Â They regularly held free concerts, fed the public for free in golden gate park, and perhaps the most famous of their altruistic activities; the free … [Read more...] about Recycle or Re-use. Fort Worth’s Environmental Collection center