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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 Podcast: Xworks CEO Electra Coutsoftides on Pioneering Waste Networking

Earth911 Podcast: Xworks CEO Electra Coutsoftides on Pioneering Waste Networking

Electra Coutsoftides, CEO of Xworks Tech, is building a business network to catalyze recycling progress. Xworks designed its platform to enhance waste handling and trading by accredited waste professionals. The U.K.-based company provides digital compliance reporting capabilities, making it easier for businesses and recycling programs to meet regulatory requirements. Members are verified before joining to ensure user trustworthiness, a keystone […]

Home Buying Risks From Climate Change

Home Buying Risks From Climate Change

Should you move to avoid climate-related extreme weather, drought, or disasters? There is certainly an argument to be made in favor of working to stop climate change wherever you live, rather than moving someplace where there are fewer climate risks. But you might not have a choice. Online tools can help you understand the climate risks where you live now, […]

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 […]

Homesteading DIY: Building a Shed with Reclaimed Wood

Homesteading DIY: Building a Shed with Reclaimed Wood

Looking to expand your storage space without splurging on a new shed? Consider making one from reclaimed wood. Not only is it sustainable, but it also adds rustic allure to your backyard. Follow our step-by-step guide to building a roomy shed from reclaimed materials. Follow the steps we recorded when we were tasked with relocating a horse stable to a […]

Toxic Exposure At Military Bases: A Civilian Perspective

Toxic Exposure At Military Bases: A Civilian Perspective

The military is built to keep citizens safe, but often, the environmental hazards associated with military operations pose unseen risks, not only to service members but also to civilians who live on base and in the vicinity. One of the many concerns is the prevalence of toxic substances discarded in these facilities. The health risks for those working on a […]