Landfill Harmonic. Kind of puts it all in perspective, don’t ya think?
The Story of Stuff →
Everyone needs to watch this brilliant, enlightening piece. Go ahead, click it—it gets your brain on the right track.
TerraCycle -- Outsmarting Waste →
These guys got it. I learned about TerraCycle a few years ago when I was buying their liquid worm poop and their organic deer-be-gone stuff. Boy have they changed. Now they’re going the full monty and are administering FREE programs that pay us consumers (yeah, they actually PAY us!) to help collect non-recyclable packaging, which is then upcycled or recycled into eco-friendly products. ...
Kickstarter: Fund & Follow Creativity →
This one just in - and it’s a site extremely worth your time poking around on. The concept is beautiful in its simplicity, described as a new form of commerce and patronage. Say you have a great creative idea—small or large—that you’re passionate and sincere about and want to pursue, but you need funding to push it forward. Kickstarter provides a forum for you to clearly...
Curb New Purchases - Swap Instead →
I’d be so remiss if I didn’t post this bit I found in this morning’s News and Observer. The point of this story (“Web Gives Swap Shops a Global Spin”) is that, rather than, when we need something, giving in to our first instinct to buy it new, consider obtaining that item or service instead by trade. Think of all the good this generates. We demand just a bit less from the planet as we re-use,...
Dos Perros Wins Best In Class! →
Well, they didn’t get some of the details right (Charlie blew into town in 2002, not 2005), and they described Jujube more than Dos Perros, but that’s OK. Today Greg Cox proclaimed Dos Perros “Best In Class, Contemporary Mexican.” He’s the food writer for our local newspaper. (Just click on the link above, when you get to the website, just use their down arrow to...
Promising Treatment for Coke/Meth Addicts,...
So here’s something going on right here in Durham that also rocks, but very differently from the way Jack and Mick do. A long post, I know. Right now I’m doing contract work for Duke, writing for a few websites across the organization. One of my favorite parts is contacting Duke researchers, usually those connected with translational research, learn what they’re up to, and then write about...
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.– Aesop