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Viewpoint: The value of repair

Viewpoint: The value of repair

By Jeremy Williams On the off-chance that you’re in Helsinki some time soon, you’ll be able to drop in on what sounds like a very good exhibition. FIX: Care and Repair is being held jointly across the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum, and it celebrates the idea of repair as part of Finnish culture. “The skills to […]

Recycling LEGO Bricks: A Sustainable Solution From Brick Recycler

Recycling LEGO Bricks: A Sustainable Solution From Brick Recycler

Over 1 trillion LEGO bricks have been manufactured since the mid-1950s when the company began using ABS plastic, which most curbside recycling programs do not accept. It’s time for reuse with a LEGO touch. Enter Brick Recycler, an innovative initiative dedicated to repurposing and recycling LEGO pieces, effectively diverting them from landfills and reintegrating them into cycles of play and […]

Earth Day Adventures: Six Family-Friendly Activities to Connect with Nature

Earth Day Adventures: Six Family-Friendly Activities to Connect with Nature

Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd, is a global event dedicated to connecting us to our planet and promoting environmental awareness. Family members can connect with each other and nature, teaching children about sustainability. Earth Day is the perfect opportunity for fun and educational Spring outdoor adventures. Here are six family-friendly activities to help you celebrate Earth Day and […]

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Wearwell Cofounder Erin Houston Builds Circular Clothing Lifestyles

Best of Earth911 Podcast: Wearwell Cofounder Erin Houston Builds Circular Clothing Lifestyles

The rise of fast fashion resulted in a tidal wave of clothing in the world’s landfills. Even traditional fashion choices can increase your environmental footprint if not selected using sustainable criteria, cared for and washed correctly, and worn until you donate or recycle it. Meet Erin Houston, cofounder of Wearwell, a woman-owned company that helps customers choose sustainable clothing, accessories, […]

5 Ways To Reuse an Old Laptop

5 Ways To Reuse an Old Laptop

If you’re upgrading to a newer, faster laptop with more storage, have you thought about what you’ll do with your old laptop? There’s no reason to throw it away. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to not throw it away. Globally, we generate about 50 million tons of e-waste every year. That’s as much as throwing out 1,000 laptops […]

Is It Time for a Return to Refillables?

Is It Time for a Return to Refillables?

Single-use packaging that bedevils nature and our society today was born more than 50 years ago, at a time most of us think of as progressive. Before the PET bottle and aluminum can, refillable packaging was common and with citizen action, now it’s time for a comeback. The 1960s and 1970s were a tumultuous time in the U.S., with social […]

Earth911 Podcast: Trek Bicycle’s Eric Bjorling Introduces the Red Barn Refresh

Earth911 Podcast: Trek Bicycle’s Eric Bjorling Introduces the Red Barn Refresh

Trek Bicycle has introduced a certified pre-owned bike program, Red Barn Refresh, and recently published its 2023 Sustainability Report. Eric Bjorling, Trek’s Director of Brand Marketing and Public Relations, returns to Sustainability In Your Ear to discuss the company’s progress and what it has learned on the path to greater sustainability. Two years ago, Eric said Trek was starting to […]

Earth911 Podcast: Wearwell Cofounder Erin Houston Builds Circular Clothing Lifestyles

Earth911 Podcast: Wearwell Cofounder Erin Houston Builds Circular Clothing Lifestyles

The rise of fast fashion resulted in a tidal wave of clothing in the world’s landfills. Even traditional fashion choices can increase your environmental footprint if not selected using sustainable criteria, cared for and washed correctly, and worn until you donate or recycle it. Meet Erin Houston, cofounder of Wearwell, a woman-owned company that helps customers choose sustainable clothing, accessories, […]

Closing the Loop With Architectural Salvage

Closing the Loop With Architectural Salvage

When you’re doing home repairs, renovations, or even new home construction, many of the building materials you use can be recycled. If you are very conscientious, you can recycle almost everything in your entire building. Recycling waste is only one way to close the loop. “Reduce” and “reuse” don’t always get as much attention as recycling, but might be even […]