Is Your In-Sink Garbage Disposal a Green Choice?

Simply put, food waste is a big environmental problem. It’s the largest source of waste in our nation’s landfills, where it sits and produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.   There’s a simple solution to this food waste challenge, and it’s sitting right under many American sinks. But a new

It’s Boxing Day!

Lloyd Alter over at TreeHugger.com went on a little bit of a (thoroughly enjoyable) rant about Boxing Day today. As he noted in his article, Boxing Day is the “English tradition of putting together a box of money, gifts, hand-me-downs and even leftover food for servants who had to work Christmas day and got the next

WPBT2 Covers 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show (Video)

One of my favorite annual events is the Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show. And if the crowds and coverage at this year’s event are any indication, I’m not the only one! Check out this excellent video from WPBT2 South Florida PBS: Turning trash into treasure! Students at Florida International University competed for a chance to

3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show at FIU

It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show is on March 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique (main) Campus at Florida International University. Created by friend and fellow USGBC member, Amira Ajlouni, as part of her thesis project in 2014, the fashion show’s purpose is to

Sweden Plans to Be a Fossil-Free Country By 2030

As in fossil-fuels, not dinosaur bones. Sweden is already ahead of other nations in reducing fossil-fuel use by producing energy from their waste – so much so that they have to import garbage from the UK, Norway, Denmark and other neighboring countries. But Sweden wants to go even further by becoming entirely fossil-free by 2030,

How to Keep Your Miami Recycling Cart Happy

Miami-Dade County has given us this bit of silliness to help educate Miami-Dade residents about what can and cannot be recycled in our county’s curbside recycling program. Recycling carts are fed up with being fed the wrong things… find out how to Keep Your Cart Happy! Miami-Dade County provides curbside recycling services to residents in

63% Say They Feel Guilty When They Do Something That Is Not Environmentally Friendly

GfK asked over 28,000 people aged 15 or older across 23 countries about how strongly they agree with specific statements. Over three quarters (76 percent) agree that brands and companies have to be environmentally responsible, while just short of two thirds (63 percent) say they feel guilty when they do something that is not environmentally

Eco-Couture 2015 – Inspiring a Tradition

Florida International University alumna Amira Ajlouni turned recycled materials into a fashion statement again last week. On April 2, she hosted her second annual Eco-Couture Fashion Show in the courtyard at the Paul Cejas Architecture Building, Modesto Maidique Campus, FIU. What is Eco-Couture Eco-Couture was created with the purpose of promoting sustainability through fashion. Through collaborative

Miami Schools Kick-Off National Green Week 2015

The Green Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization providing free lesson plans for K through 12 teachers to use in their classrooms during an annual National Green Week Challenge. What is National Green Week? National Green Week is an annual event that empowers schools to engage in sustainability focused lessons, projects or activities between the first full week