“We throw away lots of things every day—paper and food scraps, boxes and wrapping paper. But there’s something that you probably throw away less frequently—but it’s not less impactful on the waste stream. Yes, I’m talking about electronics: your smart phones, your tablets, your printers, your computers. And those electronic additions to our landfills are … More How to Recycle Electronics and Why It’s Important
Electronic waste is currently the fastest growing item in the municipal solid waste stream as more people get access to technology and update their existing phones, TVs, and video-game consoles. Recycling your electronics is important not only because they are made of valuable minerals, but also because they contain components that can be hazardous if … More The Adventure of a Recycled Electronic
Bob Gedert has been in the sustainable materials management industry for over 40 years, and is a champion of waste reduction. While serving as Austin Resource Recovery department director, Mr. Gedert was responsible for a 400-employee operation that provided services to Austin citizens, including trash, recycling, yard trimmings collection, street sweeping, litter and dead animal … More Interview with Bob Gedert -Waste Reduction Guru
First of all, what is “Materiality” and why are corporations assessing it separately within their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and financial reports? As taken from SustainAbility, “materiality assessments provide a tool for prioritizing. A materiality assessment helps a company make sense of the sustainability landscape and build a powerful mandate for focusing and acting on … More What is a Materiality Assessment?
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – October 2, 2016 In honor of Big Papi’s final game in the regular season, here is a video of him hitting a monster 514 foot homerun in the Tokyo Dome leaving the opposing pitcher with a look of sheer surrender: It was Large Father’s final game and … More The Real Green Monster: Game 5
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays – September 30, 2016 This game was all about Big Papi from the beginning, and in case you don’t know Big Papi (David Ortiz), he is a fairy tale of a baseball player. Not only has he had a truly amazing career, posting career stats like 540 HRs … More The Real Green Monster: Game 4
At game 2 of my sustainable season, I met a kind lady named, Heather, after the game who was collecting the Red Sox souvenir cups that are sold, and often discarded in the stadium. She told me that she resells the cups for charity at her blues music festival in Norton, MA that she hosts every … More Recycling at HeatherFest
Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals – August 26, 2016 The Red Sox are now in the midst of a playoff race with about 6 other teams. Heck, even the stinkin’ Yankees have a shot at the wildcard now… even after virtually giving up on the season and trading away Carlos Beltran and Aroldis … More The Real Green Monster of Fenway: Game 3