How to safely dispose of or make use of human waste is becoming a hot topic.
Dan Chiras questions the idea that disposable items are worth the tremendous waste they create.
Electronic Waste in Africa is on the rise. Computer recycling and waste management services offered by organizations around the world help control the hazardous waste. While waste disposal programs are starting up, organizations such as Computers for Africa send refurbished computers to rural Africa to aid with business and education.
It turns out that there are a few bright spots amidst the recession — and it looks like less waste might be one of them.
Green-building company PM Architecture recently put out a slide show about the negative aspects of buying bottled water.
Tips for using yard and kitchen waste as useful mulch and/or compost in the garden.
Wasting food in the U.S., making biogas, and using food waste to do it ... (Let's not waste all that wasted food!).
Summing up: How much food waste makes how much biogas to power what functions around the farmstead?
The United States stands virtually alone in the world in not ratifying treaty on electronic waste. The dumping of electronic waste is a huge hazardous waste problem in the developing world, contaminating water supplies and land with toxic heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs and acids, and putting some of the world’s poorest populations at great risk.
With over 2 million devices recycled, plus it's hitting the USA by storm, ecoATM is poised to make an environmental difference with market driven economics.
How can we clean up our rural spaces best. Is it up to individuals or governments?
Did you know that you're going to have to make your digester either much larger or much warmer, if you expect to do practical biogas in the US? Well, here's that story...
You can digest food waste to produce a burnable gas (biogas), to produce high quality fertilizer, and to fight climate change. Learn how.
There are two things that are true about biogas. The first is that biogas wants to happen. It wants to happen like plants want to grow, like fire wants to burn. And that force, that will to happen, has (at least) those two aspects: life, like the plants; and chemistry, like the fire.
The negative effects of the recession are painfully clear, but is there a silver lining hiding among the clouds? There's some evidence that the recession might means good news for the environment, and you might find it in your own home. Check it out, and let us know what you think.
Boulder Food Rescue is a non-profit what is helping to redefine food waste in America.
These tips will help you keep your kitchen compost free of rotten smells and fruit flies.
The Mother Earth News Fair staff and volunteers work on green initiatives to divert Fair waste from landfills, recycling and composting as much as possible.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has started a global campaign to help reduce food waste worldwide.
Cooler, wetter summer than usual in Oklahoma, but the tomatoes produced very well with no water from the tap. 2015 experiment begins.
A wedding using homegrown and local food and no disposable items. Decorations were things already on hand. The ceremony took place in a field and the reception was in a barn...and there was love-lots of it!
Temperature is central to biogas production, and warmer is better. Much better. So if biogas is not a hot topic, it should be.
Renewable energy's ugly duckling comes of age.
There’s a gold mine out back of your local restaurant in the form of wasted food. Learn to think like an ecologist and discover how nature turns “waste” into useable, renewable energy.
We can create eco-friendly clothing without producing waste. Find out more about zero-waste design and its effect on the fashion industry.
In this video, learn how the production and consumption of stuff affects the environment and community health.
Electronic waste, aka e-waste, is the fastest growing waste stream of our time. E-waste is considered hazardous waste and more often than not, is recycled improperly. But there are ways to avoid contributing to the growth of this toxic waste.
Your deck or other outdoor structures may be made of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA). Learn more about CCA-treated wood and how to dispose of it.
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
Thoughts on managing an event with lots of people and having minimal or no trash.
Donna Pellegrin shares her mother's stories of growing up on a fertile, bountiful farm during the Great Depression, and of the homesteading skills that kept them well fed.
Kids Konserve provides solutions for packing waste-free lunches.
Save energy and resources and reduce waste when traveling by dumping all your trash in one receptical.
A new wastewater treatment plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, will use methane gas to produce energy.
EcoSet consulting company helps Target and other corporations cut down on garbage and carbon during commercial production.
Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.
People are increasingly looking to get back to nature, rejecting the modern world and living off the Earth.
Describes two effective alternatives to composting. Many factors can limit the ability to produce compost. These two products offer different but practical ways to organically recycle food scraps.
Ellen Sandbeck, who has nearly a quarter century of experience as the Head Worm Wrangler of Laverme's Worms, writes about how to make and run a homemade vermicomposting bin.