The cry for water conservation is one that has grown louder through 2013 as California experienced one of the worst droughts in history. The drought has caused Governor Brown to declare a statewide emergency and ask all residents to reduce their water consumption by 20%. While this seems a strong move to conserve, it is… Read More How Can Water Conservation Find a Balance?
I’ve been a regular blood donor ever since college, but in the past week, I’ve made a slightly bigger commitment to sharing my bodily resources by joining the Morrow Donor Registry. I’m young and healthy, and it just seems like making my bone marrow available to someone who desperately needs a marrow transplant is the… Read More I’m A Renewable Resource Too!
A few months back I was very inspired after hearing Scott Harrison, the founder of charity: water speak at the Design Futures Council’s Leadership Summit on Sustainable Design. I wrote a post (here) about the charity and all of the amazing things they are doing to provide clean drinking water to the nearly 1 billion… Read More Charity: Water Part 2, Give Water Not Gifts
This week I am at the Design Futures Council Leadership Summit on Sustainability. While all of today’s presentations were extremely thought-provoking, tonight’s presentation by Scott Harrison, the founder of Charity: Water was truly inspirational. Scott is a former New York night club promoter who had an epiphany that he was wasting his life and found a… Read More Charity: Water
On Saturday I contributed a little blood (stupid stapler recoil!) and a lot of sweat to the Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity “green” model that I designed. 15 of my coworkers and I showed up on site at 8am and insulated nearly the entire house! While I woke up a little sore the next day, it… Read More Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity
The United Nations has designated October 4, 2010 as World Habitat Day t0 raise awareness for the need for improved housing and highlight the priorities of Habitat for Humanity, including the link between health and housing and the need in America for neighborhood revitalization. In conjunction with World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity has established… Read More World Habitat Day is October 4
There has been much discussion over the past few years about whether or not IKEA and its products and practices are sustainable, so I thought I’d chip in my two cents. Here are the the primary points of each side of the argument: Yes, IKEA is Sustainable: IKEA has policies and practices in place to… Read More Is IKEA Sustainable?