Q315 Topic: The War on Waste

The Green Movement has evolved beyond preventative and into pro-active. It is no longer good enough to simply cut emissions or recycle—now there is a call to be able to use the excess that is otherwise wasted. … Read More

When Good Things Come In Small Packages

I saw two interesting articles that were about achieving the same goal:  To downsize using space saving techniques in order to simplify a dwelling.  Yeah, pretty much the opposite of “MTV Cribs”.  These are really smart, effective design examples that … Read More

Small Solutions To A Big Problem

When I saw this picture of a “protest” against Yellow Pages it really struck a chord with me. I seriously can’t remember the last time I ever opened one! I may have used one to prop a door open or squish a bug. But seriously, who uses them anymore? … Read More

The Nature Cure

Depression is up. Connection with nature is down. This modern schism is being reconnected by something called eco-therapy. People spend so much time in their heads doing email, texting, iPodding and iPhoning, it’s no wonder they feel cut off from the earthy, foundational feelings that come from interacting with nature and all the benefits that entails. … Read More

Getting Back to Nature

Are you stressed? Anxious? Disconnected? Depressed? Do you really want to go sit on a couch in a dark office and talk about your problems? Whah whah….psychologists are beginning to recognize that some of this issues could be relieved by simply getting back to nature. … Read More

High-Water Anxiety

When the ice cap melts, how high will the water reach? Specifically, how high will it read in the building you live in? In Bristol, England, those questions were graphically answered by the Watermark Project. … Read More

Watermarks

In the 2004 flick The Day After Tomorrow, Hollywood gave us the worst case scenario of the possible effects of global warming and climate change, showering us with natural disasters to the tune of worldwide hurricanes, tornadoes, below freezing temperatures … Read More