Recycling & Upcycling

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Maryland-based organization Bikes for the World diverts thousands of bicycles annually from the U.S. waste stream. 
What's in your trash?
What's in your trash?
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
A close-up of what makes up our trash, and how we can create less of it.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis with plant roots and are able to store up to 70 percent of organic carbon from leaf litter. (Mark Perkins/Flickr)

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In many cases microbes are already helping the planet in underrated ways. Technological developments and advanced genetic engineering make microbiological innovation a major player in climate change mitigation.
Sustainable consumerism

One man's trash; another man's treasure. The movement to reclaim urban space in New York City inspired communities to start recycling, sourcing their food locally, reusing and re-purposing their waste and the "garbage" of others. (Shandra Furtado/Planet Forward)

The George Washington University
Today we see a lot of differences between rural and urban communities, which distract us from environmental issues, but why not examine the common sustainable ingenuity arising out of the simple will to survive anywhere?
Phipps Conservatory welcome center

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Of all the places on the planet you’d expect to find the greenest building, you probably don't think of Steel City.
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The Trump administration recently rescinded a 2011 ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in National Parks, which data show worked to prevent waste.

A screen grab of the Ciudad Saludable website (ciudadsaludable.org). 

GWU
Addressing sustainable economic development can help reduce poverty.
Middlebury College
Building the sustainable home through the reconstructing the nature of being.
SUNY-ESF
This story is about a person's revelation of single use plastic and how it consumes our planet.
A tree planted with every purchase
A tree planted with every purchase
The George Washington University
Bambeco is a furniture company that creates sustainable homeware.

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