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Recycling seen as ‘get out of jail free card’

Recycling seen as ‘get out of jail free card’ | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Consumers faced with the opportunity to recycle are likely to increase their resource consumption compared to those who aren’t in the position to do so, states a new study entitled ‘Recycling gone bad’ conducted by the University of California and...
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Dede's Green Scene: Adrian Grenier and his Greentourage - EcoPlum!

Dede's Green Scene: Adrian Grenier and his Greentourage - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
People may know him from his HBO series, “Entourage,” some may remember him from a little rom com called “Drive me Crazy” (such as myself), but now Adrian Grenier is making a name for himself as a passionate environmentalist.
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US Throws $11.4 Billion in the Trash. Every Year.

US Throws $11.4 Billion in the Trash. Every Year. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And amount that should only grow over time. Can we afford not to fix this problem?
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We’re All Climate-Change Idiots

We’re All Climate-Change Idiots | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The mental habits that help us navigate the practical demands of day-to-day life make it difficult to engage with the more remote dangers posed by climate change.
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Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math | Politics News | Rolling Stone | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is...
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Eco Friendly Insect Repellent - EcoPlum!

Eco Friendly Insect Repellent - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It’s that time of the year again; it’s hot, humid and hazy – the perfect environment for those pesky little mosquitoes, gnats and ticks!
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Sitting Down (On the Toilet) For a Good Cause | TriplePundit

Sitting Down (On the Toilet) For a Good Cause | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Who Gives a Crap needs $100,000 and hopes to attract pre-orders from contributors who, they hope, will be persuaded by the fact that 50% of all profits will go towards constructing toilet facilities in developing countries.
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Las Vegas Building Is Made from 500,000 Beer Bottles Consumed on the Strip

Las Vegas Building Is Made from 500,000 Beer Bottles Consumed on the Strip | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A design firm has built itself a 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility from recycled beer bottles.
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Why Gadget Repairability Is So Damn Important

Why Gadget Repairability Is So Damn Important | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
There's more to making a device repairable than allowing consumers to fix it themselves -- it's also about environment, economics, responsibility.
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How Dell Turned Bamboo and Mushrooms Into Environmental-Friendly Packaging

How Dell Turned Bamboo and Mushrooms Into Environmental-Friendly Packaging | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At Dell, the sustainability team, working with suppliers and recyclers, has developed new compostable packaging materials made from bamboo and mushrooms.
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How Fair Trade Helped Ecuadorian Flower Workers Get Their Sundays Back | TriplePundit

How Fair Trade Helped Ecuadorian Flower Workers Get Their Sundays Back | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ecuadorian farmers spent their fair trade funds on washing machines. This allowed them to spend their Sundays with their families instead of at the river washing clothes.Miguel Zamora learned how important it is to ask people what they need.
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Solar Could Provide One-Sixth Of the World's Heating and Cooling

Solar Could Provide One-Sixth Of the World's Heating and Cooling | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Solar could provide one-sixth of the world's heating and cooling needs by 2050, according to a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
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Can You Really Build a Sustainable Olympics?

Can You Really Build a Sustainable Olympics? | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The organizers of London 2012 have made sustainability one of their watchwords: whole venues can be dismantled, moved and reused elsewhere. But there are limits to how green an international event can be.
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How Global Warming Is Impacting Stock Prices | TriplePundit

How Global Warming Is Impacting Stock Prices | TriplePundit | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
How global warming is impacting stock prices - and how it will hurt some, but benefit other companies.
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Extreme Cruelty Revealed at Walmart Pork Supplier

Extreme Cruelty Revealed at Walmart Pork Supplier | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Video footage of shocking cruelty taking place at Minnesota-based Christensen Farms was released by Mercy for Animals (MFA), who is now working to get Walmart to stop supporting suppliers who blatantly mistreat animals.
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Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Glacier

Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Glacier | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan broke off Petermann Glacier in Greenland Monday, sparking global warming debate. Photo Credit: dnkemontoh via Flickr.
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From Animal Shelter Stray to Broadway Star

From Animal Shelter Stray to Broadway Star | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Sunny was a stray shelter mutt with an injured leg and only 48 hours to live before being euthanized. However, her story doesn't end the way you might guess.
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Whooping Cough Cases Highest in 50 Years

Whooping Cough Cases Highest in 50 Years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The number of cases of whooping cough in the US may reach a record high this year...
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You Are What You Eat...And You're Eating Trash

You Are What You Eat...And You're Eating Trash | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Pollution anywhere on the planet, even far from farms and fields, has an uncanny ability to work itself into the things we eat on a daily basis.
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Slow Food for Thought: Adventures in Vegetarianism - EcoPlum!

Slow Food for Thought: Adventures in Vegetarianism - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The last eighteen months or so have been an adventure of sorts: I stopped eating animals. I won’t say I stopped eating meat, because depending on whom you ask, this may only include red meat, maybe chicken, and probably not fish.
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She Was Right

She Was Right | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In 1962, Rachel Carson began sounding the alarm about the dangers of exposure to chemicals and the failure of the industry and regulators to protect people from those dangers.
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Food companies look at a new business model for developing countries - GreenBiz.com

Food companies look at a new business model for developing countries - GreenBiz.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
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The Story of Change - EcoPlum!

The Story of Change - EcoPlum! | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Can shopping save the world? The Story of Change urges viewers to put down their credit cards and start exercising their citizen muscles to build a more sustainable, just and fulfilling world.
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