Category Archives: Reduce Reuse then Recycle

The most recognizable statement of Earth-friendly, environmentally conscious field. The term has, like many other acronyms, lost steam in recent years as professionals sought to expand on the definition of 3Rs.

Combined products or old world craftsmanship.

As with many of my posts, this one came from a conversation I had with a colleague of mine. I had just saw a new building science product that combined an air/vapour barrier membrane adhered to a rigid exterior cement … Continue reading

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Household product safe disposal – Triclosan

I was home recently and I found several bottles of half used soapless cleansers that contained that creepy chemical the media has been warning us about – triclosan. For those that have not been paying particular attention to their personal … Continue reading

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Sustainable Cities

Life is full of opportunities, if you are too focused on your percieved goal in life you run the risk of missing chances to meet new people and learn new things. I am glad that I was in the right … Continue reading

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Reflect: packaging

Quite often, the discussion surrounding sustainability is choke-full of either dire warnings about the future or optimistic yearning for the past. Outside of academic and technical writing, there is surprisingly little on the concrete steps a typical citizen can do … Continue reading

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Monopoly, Multinationals and the Green Industry

I read from cnet.com about the steps large companies are taking to improve their environmental sustainability, such as Walmart and greener energy sourcing, McDonalds and greener food packaging, etc.  This led me think about a comparison between the sustainability activities … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse & Recycle? Aren’t there more to this?

Number of years ago, I had the pleasure of reading Salah El Haggar‘s book on cradle-to-cradle waste management.  You can find that book on Google here.  Dr. El Haggar works at the American University in Cairo and I am hoping … Continue reading

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