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Earth911 Inspiration: Nature Is Our Notre Dame

Earth911 Inspiration: Nature Is Our Notre Dame

Earth911 brings the circular economy to life by connecting the world to brands, products, and services to live sustainably. We help millions of people find local end-of-use options for products and packaging using the largest curated directory of reuse, donation, and recycling locations, municipal curbside collection programs, and mail-in recycling options. We educate and inform consumers, businesses and communities to […]

Tap The SWEEP Standard To Talk With Your Community Leaders About Waste Generation, Prevention and Recycling

Tap The SWEEP Standard To Talk With Your Community Leaders About Waste Generation, Prevention and Recycling

As recycling and reuse programs evolve, you can positively impact your community by learning how to talk “waste management” with city, county, and private company leaders. An informed citizen can change the debate by listening, understanding, and asking questions that shine a light on the issue of waste reduction. The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Performance (SWEEP) Standard is a tool you can […]

We Earthlings: 1.1 Billion Pounds of Pesticides

We Earthlings: 1.1 Billion Pounds of Pesticides

American agriculture is heavily dependent on chemical fertilizers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. farms use 1.1 billion pounds of active pesticides, not including filler. That translates into 3.34 pounds of chemicals per American. Print or share We Earthling posters to inspire others to live more sustainably. Click the image below to get a larger image. This poster […]

Earth911 Inspiration: Doing Just Fine

Earth911 Inspiration: Doing Just Fine

A sustainable life doesn’t mean an impoverished existence, it creates abundance by eliminating waste. Social change agent and Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand, who first promoted the blue marble photo taken by the astronauts on Apollo 17. Brand wrote in Whole Earth Discipline that “Europeans and Californians use half the energy per person of most Americans, and they are […]

We Earthlings: Turn On Your Vehicle’s Auto Start-Stop System

We Earthlings: Turn On Your Vehicle’s Auto Start-Stop System

Most new vehicles now come with an automatic start-stop system that turns the engine off when idling at a stoplight. According to Natural Resources Canada, these systems are effective ways to reduce emissions and save money. Over 10 years, the start-stop system can reduce emissions by as much as 3,450 kg (7,804 lbs.) while saving you as much as C$2,000 […]

Earth911 Inspiration: Nature Gives More Than You Return

Earth911 Inspiration: Nature Gives More Than You Return

Nature is a continuous cycle that, when humans break it, ceases to function correctly. Xenophon, a contemporary and friend of Socrates, recognized the integral role we can play in nature when we steward and care for the environment. More than 2,500 years ago, Xenophon wrote in Oikonomikos, “The earth willingly teaches righteousness to those who can learn; for the better […]

We Earthlings: Don’t Be a Hoarder, Reduce Food Waste

We Earthlings: Don’t Be a Hoarder, Reduce Food Waste

Did you know that Americans waste more than 40% of the food produced annually? And stockpiling food, as many have done during the pandemic, often results in more food wasted. Don’t be a hoarder; buy only foods that you are sure you will use. Find tips about how to reduce food waste during the pandemic: Here’s What to Do Instead […]

How To Use Earth911 To Improve Your Community’s Recycling & Reuse Results

How To Use Earth911 To Improve Your Community’s Recycling & Reuse Results

“Recyclable” labels are popping up everywhere, but companies seldom provide the information needed to actually recycle or reuse a product or its packaging in our communities. Join Earth911’s more than 2,000 volunteer curators to help your community identify what materials every local option, from the blue bin and transfer stations to private recycling and nonprofit reuse programs — we need […]

Earth911 Inspiration: Face the Change

Earth911 Inspiration: Face the Change

Change is hard. Change takes courage. And change starts with turning to face the challenge. Author James Baldwin is reported to have once said “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” What is a change you want to make? Face it and start that change today, the future will thank […]