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Big cities are driving the charge toward better sustainability, notes the author of a new book.
Detroit, in the midst of a rebirth, is filled with stories of people trying to do their part to revitalize the city. Amy Haimerl, author of Detroit Hustle, is one[…]
Reducing carbon emissions is vital if we are going to slow down global warming, experts say. One way to make the necessary changes more palatable: Add a profit motive.
Modern society favors individuality and isolation. But evolution crafted humans to live in tribes, a system that’s all but vanished. A new book by Sebastian Junger looks at the cost[…]
Soccer Without Borders, winner of the 2016 Lipman Family Prize, uses the sport to help improve the lives of at-risk youth -- especially young women.
Opportunity International, a microfinance group, likes to go where others don’t to start banks when "nobody in their right mind was thinking you could,” says David Simms, former head of[…]
In collaboration with Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
There is no U.S. federal law that requires the recycling of electronic waste or prohibits it from being exported to developing countries. Some in Congress have tried to pass a[…]
The case for electronic recycling has never been stronger, and the excuses for not doing it have never been thinner. “Recycling electronics is becoming easier by the day,” reports The[…]
It takes 100 tons of gold ore to get 10 ounces of the precious metal, said Privahini Bradoo, CEO of BlueOak Resources, a California-based startup that launched a large “urban[…]
The average smartphone weighs about five ounces; a tablet, less than two pounds. Yet in 2014, the world threw away 41.8 million metric tons of electronics. That figure includes more[…]
In her new book, "Unprocessed: My City Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food," journalist Megan Kimble shares what she learned from cutting out processed foods.