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Ecological and sustainable living: Why now?

The social and financial condition of our planet is pointing to the need for something new and the time to take responsibility for our own future.While people in this country are struggling to keep their homes, their jobs, pay their power bill, and...

How plastic bags get recycled

Plastic pollution is a problem – but the solution starts with recycling everything and anything we can, including plastic bags. We scoped out the largest plastic bag recycling facility in the world to see how it’s done. Check out our...

Water Changes Everything

Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It’s a crisis because it only starts with water — but water affects everything in life. Health. Education. Food security. And the lives of women...

Recycling for cash

South Africa – recycling for cash: Creative entrepreneurs in South Africa are benefiting economically from recycling electronic waste by using it as raw materials for manufacturing. They’re also refurbishing computers and selling them as...

The Advanced Water Purification Process

The water purification process being demonstrated at the City of San Diego’s Advanced Water Purification Facility uses the multi-barrier approach of consecutive treatment steps — Membrane Filtration, Reverse Osmosis & Ultraviolet...

Architecture that repairs itself?

Venice is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon,...