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You Vote around 100 times Everyday

Every action that you take is a vote for something. Everything that we do is cause and effect, whether that something is good, bad, right or wrong, wasteful or just plain stupid. You have to understand what you are really voting for. Everyone needs to fully understand the consequences and the benefits of our actions. We have to make our votes count. And if we all vote together, we can change the world. But if we only vote in politics, then we're not voting, we're only conforming to a corrupt and ignorant process that fools people into believing that we live in a democracy. This is far from the truth. We need to stop giving away the responsibility for life to other people, this doesn't work, as everyone can clearly see today, we have a lot of problems, problems that we can solve if we work together, vote together, and share life's responsibilities together.

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My Votes - My Promises - Petitions

Smoke Stacks This is not just about Global Warming or Climate Change. This is more about waste, abuse, corruption, and unsustainable practices that is Poisoning our earth and killing life on our planet, which in turn is abusing the health, liberty's and freedoms of people who live now and the future generations of people that will follow. There's just too much Bad Science going around that confuses and distracts the public about the facts. We need to logically inform and educate the public. We should be preparing people for the changes our world will endure instead of wasting time blaming who is at fault. The more time we waste, and the more Propaganda we transmit, will only guarantee more suffering and more damage.

"Think Globally, Act Locally"

If we all choose to live Healthier lives, Live Cleaner lives, and Live more Sustainable lives, then life will eventually be less expensive and more affordable for everyone. So it's about making better choices and making logical decisions. So call it whatever you want...Green Living, Carbon Offsets, Environmentally Friendly Living, Green Ideas, Simplicity, Self-Managing or Thrifty, Low Impact Living, Learning to Reduce Waste, it all adds up to progress, and continuous improvements in the quality of life for everyone.

Actions to Reduce your Footprint
Lower Waste and Dependence
Environmental Education 
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
Water Saving Ideas
Green Building Ideas 
Green Building Products
Electric Vehicles - Electronics
Alternate Fuel Cars
Food Waste - Landfills
Compost - Natural Burial
Green Energy Choices

Regulations and Public Policies will not work without improving our methods of educating the public about better choices and better options. Choices and options that would ultimately give people more control over their own destiny, and more control over their quality of life.

Sustainable Calculator

Ignorance is this worlds biggest killer. People think that because they have Money that they have the right to waste and abuse people, time and resources. This thinking is not just Insane but this type of selfish Dependency makes you vulnerable and puts everyone around you at risk.

"Stupidity is not Sustainable"

Lowering my Carbon Count, or human footprint, has many benefits then just lowering Greenhouse Gases. I save money, I don't pollute the earth that much, I produce less waste and I'm definitely a lot healthier. These are just a few of the things that I have changed in my lifestyle. These are not major changes or sacrifices either, it's just being little more aware and respectful to the environment and to the future generations that will hopefully enjoy this planet as much as I have. So above are just some of my eco-initiatives to make me more eco-conscious, eco-friendly and also help my frugality. I'm a conscience consumer and sometimes a Scuppie. When people become more aware of what Carbon Offset they can use to naturalize their negative impact on the planet then everyone can make a difference without giving up their freedom of choice. Of course choosing actions that do not have a negative impact will save the time and energy of having to seek out a carbon offset, thus making this process obsolete.

Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow. Dwight D. Eisenhower On Jan. 17, 1961.

I know that a lot of my efforts are being neutralized by other peoples negative actions. That's why I do multiple things. Not only do I treat the diseases and threats, I also work on the cure and long term goals. I'm not only responsible for my local surroundings, I'm also responsible for the entire planet, the entire system as a whole. Everything is connected, as long as you know where the connections are the strongest and where the connections are the weakest. You need to maintain the strong connections while improving the weak connections. Live, Learn, Love and Progress...Let's get on with this...

Environmental Quotes and Sayings

Votes - Choices - Options

1: Transportation

You don't need to have your own car or bike, just share one.

I gave up my car in June 2008. I either Bike, Walk, ask for a Ride, Car Pool, Borrow a Car, Rent a Car, Limousine, Big Bus, Paratransit, Micro-transit, Bus, Shuttle Van, Trains, or other Public Transportation Services. When I ride my bike I'm voting for cleaner air, cleaner water and cleaner soil. I'm voting for better health. I'm voting for less noise and traffic. I'm voting to stop murder by oil. I'm voting for life. (86% of American workers drive to work)


Highway to Boulevards

Freeway Removal is an urban planning policy to demolish freeways and create mixed-use urban areas, parks, residential, commercial, or other land uses. Such highway removal is often part of a policy to promote smart growth, transit-oriented development, walkable and bicycle-friendly cities. In some cases freeways are retained as less intrusive and expansive boulevards, retained as freeways within tunnels beneath a city, or relocated through less densely-developed areas.

Green Highways


On-Demand Transport 

Demand Responsive Transport is flexible routing and scheduling of small/medium vehicles operating in shared-ride mode between pick-up and drop-off locations according to passengers needs.

When you need a Ride there are many alternatives, but that depends on where you live.
Shared Transport Car Pooling
Go Loco
Bla Bla Car Trusted carpooling Connecting people who need to travel with drivers who have empty seats.
Uber 5 million rides everyday.
In China, on Didi, the ride-sharing platform, 11 million rides taken every day.
Yellow Cab
Rideshare Directory
E Rideshare
Ride Amigos rideshare matching and transportation options.
Carpool World
Am Ride Hire a Driver to Drive Your Car.
Zip Car  Rent a Car by the Hour.
Luxe uses a phone’s GPS to offer a personal parking valet in crowded cities.

Researchers at MIT found that just 3,000 four-person cars could serve 98 percent of the demand currently being met by almost 14,000 taxis.

Car Sharing

Condo complexes, businesses and apartments can group share cars.

Car Sharing is a model of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time, often by the hour. They are attractive to customers who make only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type than they use day-to-day. The organization renting the cars may be a commercial business or the users may be organized as a company, public agency, cooperative, or ad hoc grouping. Carsharing services are available in over 1,000 cities in several countries.

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing is the process whereby existing car owners make their vehicles available for others to rent for short periods of time. Peer-to-peer carsharing is a form of person-to-person lending or collaborative consumption, as part of the sharing economy. The business model is closely aligned with traditional car clubs such as Streetcar or Zipcar, but replaces a typical fleet with a ‘virtual’ fleet made up of vehicles from participating owners. With peer-to-peer carsharing, participating car owners are able to charge a fee to rent out their vehicles when they are not using them. Participating renters can access nearby and affordable vehicles and pay only for the time they need to use them.

Auto Insurance for Personal Vehicle Sharing - AB 1871 Bill

How to start your own car Sharing Program

Electric Car-Sharing Service begins in Singapore. 1,000 of its cars, and 2,000 charging points (spread out over 500 stations) in Singapore by 2020.

Relay Rides
Car 2 Go
Drive Now
Get Around Rent a Car from Someone Nearby
Buzz Car
Youth Transit Alliance
Get Around
Personal Vehicle Sharing
Monitor Car Driving and Location
My Key
Gumtree or Craigslist are websites that are also good for finding car shares. 
Rent Cars
Fractional Ownership

EZ10 Driverless Electric Shuttle has already been deployed in 20 countries across Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, North America and Europe. Carries up to 15 passengers, access ramp for wheelchairs, fixed or on demand routes, 45 mph top speed.

Toyota e-Palette Concept - CES 2018 - Self Driving Vans (youtube) - Autonomous Cars

There are also people and companies that will pay you to drive someone's car from point A to point B.

Bike Sharing

Every apartment complex and every condo complex should have its own Bikes to Share.

Bicycle Sharing System is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a very short term basis. Bike share schemes allow people to borrow a bike from point "A" and return it at point "B". Many bike-share systems offer subscriptions that make the first 30–45 minutes of use either free or very inexpensive, encouraging use as transportation. This allows each bike to serve several users per day. In most bike-share cities, casual riding over several hours or days is better served by bicycle rental than by bike-share. For many systems, smartphone mapping apps show nearby stations with available bikes and open docks. List of Bicycle Sharing Systems (wiki)

Jump Bikes electric bike-share service. At $2 for 30 minutes.
Uber Bike Rent a convenient, easy-to-use electric assist bike provided by JUMP using your Uber app.

Mobike is the World's First & Largest Smart Bike Share.

Dockless Bike Share does not require a docking station. With dockless systems, bicycles can be parked within a defined district at a bike rack or along the sidewalk. Dockless bikes can be located and unlocked using a smartphone app.

Gobee bike conveniently locate a Gobee bike near you and ride to a destination of your choosing – completely unshackled dockless bikes.

Mass Destruction' Of Dockless Bikes In France - Lime Bike

Donkey Bike Share App 24/7 Bike Rental - Find a bike near you and unlock with your phone.

Social Bicycles
We Cycle
Bike Share Everywhere
25 Best Bike Share Programs In The World
Republic Bike
Citi Bike 101
Bike Sharing Info-Graph (image)
Spinlister Rent a Bike

If you do use a car get regular tune-ups and properly inflate the tires. Same for bikes. Biking Knowledge.

Sixty percent of Americans live in areas with Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels. Health effects from air pollution include changes in lung function, coughing, heart attacks, lung cancer and premature death. 

"You can make a choice, but sometimes you don't have a choice until someone gives you a choice."

2: Media

You don't need cable TV
. I have no Cable TV or Satellite TV Service since August 2007. (Cord Cutter) I connect my Computer to my 50 inch screen TV using a HDMI Connection, which makes the picture high definition quality. A Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL high speed Internet connection provides all my News, TV, Movies and so much more. I only see and read things that interest me with a lot less commercials. I also have a lot more to choose from and it's always on my time schedule which makes it very convenient. This saves me money on the electric bill and saves me a lot of time that would normally be wasted watching TV. The only down side is that sometimes I can't watch certain live sports broadcasts so I go to a sports bar or visit my friends house who is still paying for cable. So it's not a TV anymore it's called a Monitor. And the Internet is the best source to connect to.  In 2013 the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time.

Video Sites - TV Links
News Links
Energy Saving Tools
Internet Connections and Tips
Disable My Cable

I use the Internet to do things digitally that saves a lot of money, time, resources and reduces waste.  
Electronic Paper
Jet Book
E Books

Telecommuting, Teleconferencing, Digital Newspaper, Digital Books and Music
American Consumer Institute has calculated the world will save roughly 1 BILLION tons of carbon in the next ten years by operating on the Internet. 

Buy, Sell or Rent Used Text Books
Pay it Green
Eco Geek
Energy Saving Screen Savers
Greener Computing
Bike Powered Generator
Online Education
How To Info, Dictionaries, Research, Health & More
News Websites
If printing, using the Garamond Font with its thinner strokes can reduce ink consumption.
Eco Font

3: Conserve Energy - Reduce Waste

Lower the heat Thermostat and wear a sweater and thick socks in the winter months. Use extra Blankets. 


Open the windows more in the summer months and use a Quite Fan to Stay Cool instead of Air Conditioning

Green Building Products
Green Building Ideas
Environmental Education
Green Ideas Info-Graph (image)

Turn off Electronic Power Siphons by using a power strip with a on and off switch. They are also known as Phantom loads, standby power or vampire power. These are devices that still consume electricity while they are turned off or in standby mode, which is also called vampire power, vampire draw, phantom load, ghost load or leaking electricity ("phantom load" and "leaking electricity" are defined technical terms with other meanings, adopted for this different purpose), refers to the way electric power consumed by electronic and electrical appliances while they are switched off (but are designed to draw some power) or in a standby mode.

Calculating the Cost of Standby Features. To calculate the annual cost of an energy vampire, you need to know a few pieces of information: An estimate of the standby power consumed by that device. An estimate of the amount of time that the device remains in standby mode. Your electrical cost per kilowatt hour (kWh).

Energy Saving Power Strip
LED Light BulbHome Energy Audit
Electricity Usage Monitor

Use appliances that are Energy Star certified. LCD Televisions use less energy then plasmas.

Ink jet printers tend to be more energy-efficient than laser printers. 

Green Products

Keeping a Refrigerator full uses less energy.

Green Power
Energy Guide
Solar Powered Concert Stages
Brushfire Records
Green Jobs

Energy Audit - Energy Assessments

Use LED light bulbs and turn off lights and electronics when not in use. - LED's

Put PC into Hibernation Mode when not in use. Saves energy and extends the life of the PC. - Computer Tools 

I also Host my Website on servers that are Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot. Also try to buy eco friendly clothing that has organic cotton or other organic fibers
I don't wash my clothes as much as I use to. No need to wash clothes when they're not dirty or smelly.

Hemp Sisters
Hemp Products
Wear Pact
Stain Removal 101
Green Products

Recycle old Clothes you're not wearing anymore or not using.  The average American will still trash 81 pounds of unwanted garments this year, that's 26 Billion Pounds of Clothing a Year, which equals 26 billion pounds of textiles annually added to landfills.

Bluejeans Go Green
Thread Up
Us it Again
Salvation Army
Donation Drop Off Locations

Bamboo is also soft and dries faster, and it's a renewable resource. Soy fabric is warm, biodegradable, and resists bacteria.
Turn worn-out Cotton into Rayon.

Air dry dishes instead of heat drying dishes when using the dishwasher. When using Natural Dishwashing Liquid.
I noticed the sponge never gets that horrible odor that it gets from those name brand dishwashing liquids.

I use the same dish, bowl and utensils and just wash them after each use. I use to be an idiot and keep using other plates and utensils till I filled the dishwasher, now I never use the dishwasher. I use only cold water when washing the dishes.

3: Conserve Water

Don't run the water when brushing your teeth. Leaky faucets wastes about 3,000 gallons of water a year. Depending on the type of shower head, taking a four-minute shower instead of an eight-minute shower could also save almost 10 gallons of water. 

Water Conservation Technologies
Rain Catchers
Clean Water Rights

Use natural Cleaners - Green Products - Maid Organic

Toilet or Bidet? - Dishwashers or Hand Washing Dishes?

Tip: Use old soap slivers in a Hand Soap Dispenser or in a Loofah Soap Pouch, or use it to make new Soap Bars.

4: Food

Healthy - Sustainable - Organic

I'm trying to eat only organic food and locally grown food. Locally organic grown foods have less impact on the environment and also help support local small farmers who care more about the health of people and the health of the land then a lot of these big farms. I eat less red meat and high fatty foods too. Meat eaters contribute seven times more greenhouse gas emissions then vegetarians. Studies have shown red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, needs 11 times more water, and results in five times more emissions. Meat lovers’ diets cause double the climate-warming emissions.
It takes just 441 gallons of water to produce one pound of boneless beef—or about 110 gallons for a quarter-pound hamburger.

Food for Thought app tallies the nutritional data and carbon footprint associated with each food item and with the overall meal, such as the amount of calories in a salad and the amount of water that would be used in growing the lettuce.

Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK

Eating Healthy
Eating Right

Organic Farming
Whole Foods
Organic Food Info
Organic Consumers Association
Organic Trade Association
Organic Lawns
Organic Grain Quinoa
Organic Connect Mag
In Organic We Trust
Organic Food Truck
Organic Consumer Safety
Spectrum Organics

Fair Trade


Foraging (wild foods)
Wilderness Family Naturals

Superior Touch
The Green Micro Gym
Whole Living
Eat This, Not That! (amazon book)
Eden Foods
Living Foods
Eat Raw
Raw Food Chef

Growing your own food can help lower the food bill and also help you eat more healthy.
Eating Healthy, Exercising and Sleeping Well are also very important.

City Garden Tips

The National Gardening Association says the average 600-square-foot garden costs $70 to plant (24.5 feet by 24.5 feet), and produces about 300 pounds of fresh produce that's worth around $600. That's a $530 return on your investment.

Earth Box Garden Kit (amazon)
Grow Box (amazon)
Square Foot Gardening (amazon)

Garden Tools
Balcony Garden
Sustainable Landscaping  

When cooking on a Kitchen Stove use the right size burner to match the size of the Frying Pan and keep Pots covered so the heat setting doesn't have to be that high. Reheating Leftovers on a stove can sometimes use less energy then a Microwave.
Cooking large batches of food saves energy because it takes less energy to reheat leftovers then cooking a meal from scratch.
Soaking your pasta in a bowl of water for an hour before dinner will reduce boiling pasta time to almost 1 minute.

Cooking Tips
Portable Stoves

Food Wasted

American Supermarkets are throwing away nearly two million tons of fresh food every year, 30% of our food, the same for the
UK, enough food to feed over 10 million people a year. The true cost of this waste is passed on to customers in prices and the
environment in landfill, while the supermarkets' profits continue to soar. 30 percent of the U.S. food supply goes to waste — 133 billion pounds of it every year, equivalent to $161 billion. 1,249 calories per day for each and every American. That's 62 percent of the recommended 2,000-calorie adult daily diet. 45 percent of all food waste happens in the home.

World population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil.

Wasted Food (PDF)

Food Wasted Info-Graph (image)
Food Waste Info-Graph (image)


Food Preserving

Supermarkets lost about $15 billion annually in unsold fruits and vegetables alone, and throw away, on average, 12 percent of
produce and 7 percent of meat and poultry.

Food Cowboy
Crop Mobster

Food Finder saving wasted food from stores.

About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as
much food as someone in Southeast Asia — up 50 percent from Americans in the 1970's. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans doesn't have
enough to eat, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And food waste costs us about $165 billion a year and sucks up
25 percent of our freshwater supply.

People Dying from Over Eating while People are Starving

Food waste is the largest source of municipal solid waste in the U.S. and the most destructive type of household waste in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the researchers report.

More than 1 billion metric tons of food is lost or wasted each year, never making it from the farm to fork. The energy we put into growing this food that nobody ever eats contributes 3.3 billion metric tons of annual carbon dioxide every year. Food too expensive to be purchased will rot in the warehouse. Food too unprofitable to harvest will be lost in the field. Food loss at the production and distribution level accounts for two-thirds of global food waste in a world where more than 800 million people are chronically hungry.

Cold Chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain.
Supply Chain

A Third of the World’s Food is being Wasted.

The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (or FLW Standard) is a global standard that provides requirements and guidance for quantifying and report­ing on the weight of food and/or associated inedible parts removed from the food supply chain—commonly referred to as “food loss and waste” (FLW).

Roughly 133 billion pounds of food go uneaten each year in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story people live on nothing but discarded food.

APPS that Reduce Food Waste
Food-app Reduces Food Waste
App for Food Waste
Food Recovery Network
Campus Kitchens
DC Central Kitchen
Pare Up App
Food Cloud
Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark
Waste No Food
ZERA Food Recycler turn today’s food scraps into tomorrow’s fertilizer, within 24 hours.
Food Share Filter
Other Apps
We the Feedies
Tango Tab   
Call or text WhatsApp us on 99625 18992 , and someone will pick it up.

French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess Food. French supermarkets must donate to food banks by law. Americans waste some 200 billion pounds of food a year. That's enough to fill up the 90,000-seat Rose Bowl stadium every day.

Ample Harvest enables millions of growers in this country to donate excess garden produce to a local food pantry.

Still Tasty Be alerted when your food expires and know when food should be used up.

Reta get reminded before your food expires.  Food Preserving Knowledge

Food Cowboy uses mobile technology to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants to food banks and soup kitchens instead of landfills.

Leftover Swap view the available leftovers around you, make your selection, and arrange for pick-up or delivery.

Fridge Pal App scan barcodes or enter manually to keep track of what you have at home. Get reminders for expiry dates.

FoodKeeper can help consumers use food while at peak quality and reduce waste. The storage times listed are intended as useful guidelines and are not hard-and-fast rules. Some foods may deteriorate more quickly while others may last longer than the times suggested. The times will vary depending on the growing conditions, harvesting.

Green Egg Shopper Reduce food waste by never missing 'Use by' dates. A comprehensive shopping list app with solid built in features to let users manage shopping lists, reduce food waste, watch expenses, and avoid overbuying. Helps save MONEY, FOOD, and ENVIRONMENT in 3 simple steps.

Denmark opens first Food Waste Supermarket selling surplus produce Looking at Food Waste
Food to Donate
Feeding The Starving
Food Stamps
Food for Thought

Half the Food from Farm to Fork is Wasted...Food industry loses 8% in Production, Trucking Wastes 4%, Grocery Stores Waste 6%, Restaurants Waste 15% and Homes Throw Away 25%.

Commercial Food Waste Ban

About 40% of the planet's crops currently are fed to animals, so if we eat less meat, we will have more food.

California caterers, hotels and Restaurants throw out roughly 1.5 million tons of perfectly good food. Restaurants dump tens of thousands of tons of edible food every year. The vast majority of California's 90,000 restaurants and eateries do not participate
in Food Donation Programs.

520,000 tons of food waste is generated annually in Connecticut

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO) (youtube)

The next food movement? Maybe garbage-to-plate dining (youtube)
Manhattan restaurant Blue Hill, chef Dan Barber is turning food waste into cuisine.

Refed collectively reduce food waste at scale.

Food Shift Movement

People Donating Food are Protected from law Suites under the Food Donation Act (PDF) 
Good Samaritan Law
Child Nutrition Act
Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2014

The average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month. Households waste up to a third of food bought.

Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit

Farmers can lose some 30%-40% by weight of all food grown. Millions of tons of fruit and vegetables rot in fields and orchards
or are plowed over each year.

Waste to Energy
Farming Knowledge

Some foods from harvesting are thrown away just because of appearance and size. 
Food Waste

The average person needs to eat around 700 lbs. of food a year. 

Home Garden

Change.org reports that Americans throw away 96 billion pounds of food every year, or 263 million pounds a day.
Break it down even further, and you've got 11 million pounds of food trashed every hour, or a ton and a half each second.

Love Food Hate Waste

USDA and EPA Join with Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation's First Food Waste Reduction Goals

Ways to Make Food Last Longer when Storing

Food Preserving
Food Dehydrator

Food Expiration Dates - Shell-Life

A study found that up to 30% of vegetables in the UK were not harvested because of their physical appearance. The report also found that between 30% and 50% of the four billion tonnes of food produced around the world each year went to waste.
It suggested that half the food bought in Europe and the US was thrown away. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers said the waste was being caused by poor storage, strict sell-by dates, bulk offers and consumer fussiness, poor engineering and agricultural practices, inadequate transport and storage infrastructure through to supermarkets demanding cosmetically perfect foodstuffs and encouraging consumers to overbuy through buy-one-get-one-free offers. The report also found that huge amounts of water, totaling 550 billion cubic metres, were being used to grow crops that were never eaten. Water for food production could reach 10 to 13 trillion cubic metres a year by 2050. 

Tristram Stuart: Global Food Waste Scandal (youtube)
Food Waste - A Story of Excess (youtube)

Inside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year worldwide is 45 trillion gallons of water, and Meat, of course, requires more water in its production than any other food.

America could Feed 800 Million People from the Grain that Livestock Eat 
Factory Farms

The contribution of food waste to global and European nitrogen pollution

Europeans throw away 90 million tons of food each year costing $130 billion every year. 40 tons of food have been given away via the network Food Sharing.

Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough food for everyone, says UN
With the global population rising, wastage of products including 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat is one of the greatest challenges to achieving food security. Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted, including about 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat. Meanwhile, 795 million people suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition.

The environmental impact of food loss and waste is high. The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 gigatonnes of CO2, meaning that if food waste were a country it would rank as the third highest national emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China. About 1.4bn hectares, or close to 30% of available agricultural land, is used to grow or farm food that is subsequently wasted. And more surface and groundwater, or “blue water”, is used to produce wasted food around the globe than is used for agriculture by any single country, including India and China.   PDF

To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers communal refrigerator shared by citizens in Galdakao.

Pumpkins of almost any variety have flesh high in fiber and beta carotene. Their seeds, delicious when toasted or baked, can be rich in vitamin B-12, potassium and protein. The problem is that people didn't eat the vast majority of the 1.91 billion pounds of pumpkins grown in the U.S. in 2014. Instead of throwing away pumpkins in landfills, they make great livestock feed. You can also donate your curved pumpkins to compost at your local farmer's market, or compost them yourself.

Food waste also comes from people who eat food, but do nothing important with the energy produced by the food.
Like eating food but doing nothing except watching TV shows that don't benefit you or anyone else. Like eating food and then polluting the earth. Like eating food and doing things that indirectly kill people. If you knew that you were going to kill someone, why did you eat first? That's food waste. It's like eating the last meal before being executed, what's the point, the last thing you should be doing is putting things in your head and in your heart, and not putting things in your mouth.

People are also eating more food then they need, thus 1.9 Billion People are Over Weight and Obsess. Most foods we don't need, too much salt, sugar, bad fats and cholesterol, and highly processed foods with low nutritional value.

"No need to tell your kids anymore to finish their vegetables because kids are starving in Africa, which was an ignorant and humiliating statement to begin with, it's better to state the facts, tell them they are not just wasting food, they are in fact wasting all the time, people, energy, water and resources that went into making this food available for you to eat, so you are not just wasting food, you are wasting life. So if you are not hungry now then please save it for later, and please never forget, if you want to make the most out of what life gives you, then don't waste the opportunity that millions of people have given you, and please don't waste all the things that mother earth provides for us, this is everyone's responsibility."

Eleven months is the average age of an apple in a grocery store in the United States. This is because of cold storage where they can control temperature, gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen) and humidity; All kept at specified levels. Apples take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide as starches in the flesh change to sugar. In sealed CA rooms, this respiratory process reduces the oxygen level to slow the ripening process. Temperature is around 32 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is maintained at 95 percent. Exact conditions in the rooms are set according to the fruit variety. Fruit picked too early will not store well in CA nor will those that are picked past their proper maturity.

Controlled Atmosphere (CA storage).
Cold storage warehouse fails to protect workers from hazardous gas exposure (OSHA)


Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a Fertilizer and Soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in Organic Farming. Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Water.

Compost Tea - Fungal Compost - Mushroom Soil

Biodegradation is the disintegration of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means. Although often conflated, biodegradable is distinct in meaning from compostable. While biodegradable simply means to be consumed by microorganisms, "compostable" makes the specific demand that the object break down under composting conditions.

Biodegradable is something that is capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms so that it can be safely reused by the earths soil without leaving any toxic residues. Green Products - Bioplastics

Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into much simpler forms of matter. The process is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Animals, such as worms, also help decompose the organic materials. Organisms that do this are known as decomposers. Although no two organisms decompose in the same way, they all undergo the same sequential stages of decomposition. One can differentiate abiotic from biotic decomposition (biodegradation). The former means "degradation of a substance by chemical or physical processes, e.g., hydrolysis. The latter means "the metabolic breakdown of materials into simpler components by living organisms", typically by microorganisms.

Mulching is a layer of material applied to the surface of an area of soil to conserve moisture, to improve the fertility and health of the soil, to reduce weed growth, to enhance the visual appeal of the area.

Composting Info - How to Compost - Composters

Fertilizer - Waste to Energy - Biogas System for Home Energy Supply

Indoor Composter (amazon)
Composting Ordinance (wiki)
Residential Compost Collection Program
Composting Council
Avoid Common Composting Mistakes
Organic Land Care
Backyard Trench Composting

Composting turning Food Waste into Fuel and Plastic Composting food waste instead of burying it in a landfill produces far less methane.

Food Waste

High-Tech Electronics Made from Autumn Leaves. New process converts this organic biomass waste matter into a porous carbon material that can be used to produce high-tech electronics. The dried leaves were first ground into a powder, then heated to 220 degrees Celsius for 12 hours. This produced a powder composed of tiny carbon microspheres. These microspheres were then treated with a solution of potassium hydroxide and heated by increasing the temperature in a series of jumps from 450 to 800 C. The chemical treatment corrodes the surface of the carbon microspheres, making them extremely porous. The final product, a black carbon powder, has a very high surface area due to the presence of many tiny pores that have been chemically etched on the surface of the microspheres. The high surface area gives the final product its extraordinary electrical properties.

Human Body Composting
Manures - Chicken Manure
Project Compost
Grow NYC

Vermicompost (worms)

Biome Solutions. Soil invertebrates are likely to contribute to the decomposition process. Together with bacteria, fungi, and other microbes, these organisms make up a complex food web or energy pyramid with primary, secondary, and tertiary level consumers.
Tertiary Consumers: (organisms that eat secondary consumers). centipedes, predatory mites, rove beetles, fomicid ants,
carabid beetles
Secondary Consumers: (organisms that eat primary consumers). springtails, some types of mites, feather-winged beetles
nematodes, protozoa, rotifera, soil flatworms.
Primary Consumers: (organisms that eat organic residues). bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, nematodes, some types of mites, snails, slugs, earthworms, millipedes, sowbugs, whiteworms.
Organic Residues: leaves, grass clippings, other plant debris, food scraps, fecal matter and animal bodies including those of soil invertebrates.

Composting Toilets

Night Soil is a euphemism for human feces collected at night from cesspools, privies, etc. and sometimes used as a fertilizer. Another definition is "untreated excreta transported without water (e.g. via containers or buckets)" - Soil Testing.

Biosolids describes several forms of treated sewage sludge that is intended for agricultural use as a soil conditioner. Although sewage sludge has long been used in agriculture.

Zera makes food scraps into tomorrow's ready-to-use, homemade Fertilizer.

5: The Power of "RE"

Recycle - Reclaim - Recover - Reduce - Repurpose - Reuse - Reshape - Rework - Repair - Rebuild - Reevaluate - Reimagine -Rethink - Reinvent - Redesign - Restore - Reliable - Recombination - Remix - Refuse and Remove unsustainable Products and Services.

You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice....

What a consumer needs to know.....

Green Symbols Waste Hierarchy is the evaluation of processes that protect the environment alongside resource and energy consumption to most favourable to least favourable actions. The hierarchy establishes preferred program priorities based on sustainability. To be sustainable, waste management cannot be solved only with technical end-of-pipe solutions and an integrated approach is necessary.

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" waste hierarchy.

Upcycling also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

Downcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of lesser quality and reduced functionality. Downcycling aims to prevent wasting potentially useful materials, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution and water pollution. Its goals are also lowering greenhouse gas emissions (though re-use of tainted toxic chemicals for other purposes can have the opposite effect) as compared to virgin production. A clear example of downcycling is plastic recycling, which turns the material into lower grade plastics.

All Garbage should have a deposit-return system that would give incentive to recycle all garbage and to force manufactures to make recyclable materials that can be returned for a fee.

is to reuse something for a different purpose. Sometimes altering something to make it more suited for a different purpose. Adapt for use in a different way. Positive Thinking.

Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value. This kind of activity is as old as human civilization.

Adapting is to change and modify oneself to new or different conditions. Make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Adaptation is to enhance the fitness and survival of individuals by adapting, learning and changing to ones environment.

Flexibility (engineering) refers to designs that can adapt when external changes occur.
Machine flexibility - The different operation types that a machine can perform.
Material handling flexibility - The ability to move the products within a manufacturing facility.
Operation flexibility - The ability to produce a product in different ways.
Process flexibility - The set of products that the system can produce.
Product flexibility - The ability to add new products in the system.
Routing flexibility - The different routes (through machines and workshops) that can be used to produce a product in the system.
Volume flexibility - The ease to profitably increase or decrease the output of an existing system. At firm level, it is the ability of a firm to operate profitably at different output levels. Firms often use volume flexibility as a benchmark to assess their performance vis-à-vis their competitors.
Expansion flexibility - The ability to build out the capacity of a system.
Program flexibility - The ability to run a system automatically.
Production flexibility - The number of products a system currently can produce.
Market flexibility - The ability of the system to adapt to market demands.

Reuse is to use an item again after it has been used. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function, and creative reuse where it is used for a different function.

Reusability is the use of existing assets in some form of a particular process, like within the software product development process. Assets are products and by-products of the software development life cycle and include Code, software components, test suites, designs and documentation. Leverage is modifying existing assets as needed to meet specific system requirements. Because reuse implies the creation of a separately maintained version of the assets needed, it is preferred over leverage. Subroutines or functions are the simplest form of reuse. A chunk of code is regularly organized using modules or namespaces into layers. Proponents claim that objects and software components offer a more advanced form of reusability, although it has been tough to objectively measure and define levels or scores of reusability. The ability to reuse relies in an essential way on the ability to build larger things from smaller parts, and being able to identify commonalities among those parts. Reusability is often a required characteristic of platform software. Reusability brings several aspects to software development that do not need to be considered when reusability is not required. Reusability implies some explicit management of build, packaging, distribution, installation, configuration, deployment, maintenance and upgrade issues. If these issues are not considered, software may appear to be reusable from design point of view, but will not be reused in practice. Software reusability more specifically refers to design features of a software element (or collection of software elements) that enhance its suitability for reuse. Many reuse design principles were developed at the WISR workshops. Candidate design features for software reuse include: Adaptable, Brief: small size, Consistency, Correctness, Extensibility, Fast, Flexible, Generic, Localization of volatile (changeable) design assumptions (David Parnas), Modularity, Orthogonality, Parameterization, Simple: low complexity, Stability under changing requirements. Consensus has not yet been reached on this list on the relative importance of the entries nor on the issues which make each one important for a particular class of applications.

Fungible is a product or service that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation. Freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation or purpose.

Restore - Renovate - Recreate

Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems. Power plant retrofit, improving power plant efficiency / increasing output / reducing emissions. Home energy retrofit, the improving of existing buildings with energy efficiency equipment. Seismic retrofit, the process of strengthening older buildings in order to make them earthquake resistant
Benefits of a retrofit: Saving on investments while benefiting from new technologies. Optimization of existing plant components. Adaptation of the plant for new or changed products. Increase in piece number and cycle time. Guaranteed spare parts availability. (Replacement and Modernization - R&M)

Improvisation is the process of devising a unique method of solving a problem due to lack of time or resources. In a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other than that which it was designed for, or building a device from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation in engineering is to solve a problem with the tools and materials immediately at hand. Hacking

Secondary Market refers to the market for any used goods or assets, or an alternative use for an existing product or asset where the customer base is the second market. Aftermarket (automotive) (wiki). New improved parts.

Reduce is a process of elimination that involves reducing the amount of waste produced in society and helps to eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes, supporting the efforts to promote a more sustainable society. Waste minimisation involves redesigning products and/or changing societal patterns, concerning consumption and production, of waste generation, to prevent the creation of waste. Moderation

Only about one-tenth of all solid garbage in the United States gets recycled.

Waste Sorting is the process by which waste is separated into different elements. Waste sorting can occur manually at the household and collected through curbside collection schemes, or automatically separated in materials recovery facilities or mechanical biological treatment systems. Hand sorting was the first method used in the history of waste sorting. Organize
Home - Building Recycling

Only 5.7% of all plastics are recycled every year.

Solid Waste Recycling Facts

72% of Americans do not know plastics are made from petroleum and 40% believe petroleum plastics will biodegrade at some
point. (Insight Marketing and ADM study, April 27, 2007)

Singularity University Student Projects - UpCycle (youtube)
10% of U.S. oil consumption - approximately 2 million barrels a day - is used to make plastic.
(Insight Marketing and ADM study, April 27, 2007) 

Recycle Facts
Ferris Wheel Recycling Center

Plastic does not biodegrade, but instead goes through the process of photo degradation, where it turns into plastic dust.
(Waste study, Agalita Foundation for Marine Research)

Recycling Resources 
Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth (youtube)

Disposable Item Time in Months to Biodegrade:
Recyclable products (when composted properly): 2-3
Cotton Rags: 1-5
Paper: 2-5
Rope: 3-14
Orange peels: 6
Cigarette butts: 12-144
Paper milk cartons (plastic coated): 60
Plastic bags: 120-240
Leather shoes: 300-480
Nylon fabric: 360-480
Tin cans: 600-1200
Plastic 6-pack holder rings: 5400
Glass bottles: 12 million (that means you can use the same glass your entire life, and then pass it on to future generations)
Plastic bottles: Forever

List above is from World Wise

Pollution and Hazardous Waste

In the U.S., 4.39 pounds of trash per day and up to 56 tons of trash per year are created by the average person. 
Every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon.  
Each day the United States throws away enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks.
Almost 1/3 of the waste generated in the U.S. is packaging.
Disposable diapers take centuries to biodegrade. The average baby soils about 8,000 of them before toilet training kicks in,
adds up to 3.7 million tons of municipal waste each year, up from 350,000 tons in 1970. That means that 2.3 percent of landfill
waste in the U.S. is diapers.
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Garbage Patch   Commodification (wiki)
Every year, Americans make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.
Americans throw away enough aluminum cans to rebuild our commercial air fleet every three months, and enough iron and
steel to supply all our nation's automakers every day.
Throwing away one aluminum can wastes as much energy as if that can were 1/2 full of gasoline.
In the U.S., an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the holidays. Four million tons of this is wrapping paper
and shopping bags.
Americans receive almost 4 million tons of junk mail every year. Most of it winds up in landfills.
Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times.
The average American office worker goes through around 500 disposable cups every year.
Nearly 44 million American workers purchase or eat lunch out every weekday.
As of 1992, 14 billion pounds of trash were dumped into ocean annually around the world.
Forty-three thousand tons of food is thrown out in the United States each day.
Sixty-five billion aluminum soda cans are used each year.
Environmental Awareness

Recycling Hotline Earth 911
Recycling Facts
EPA Disposing Appliances Responsibly
Call 2 Recycle
Free Cycle
Reverse Logistics (supply chain)
Recycling Info
Memory X
Green Dot
Freedom Recycling
Green Plug
Recycle Beds
Recycle (UK)


Electronic Waste Reycling Amounts by Year Recycle old Electronic Devices - PDF
Electronic Recyclers
E Recycle
Biodegradable Electronics (wiki)
Buy and Sell old Electronics
My Green Electronics
Electronics Recycling
Electronics Take Back
No Dirty Gold
The Story of Electronics (2010) (youtube)
Fixing Old Electronics
E-Waste Electronics Recycling NYC Gadget Trash
Electronics Reuse Conference discovers new techniques for refurbishing and recycling electronics efficiently and cost effectively.
Pulling valuable metals from e-waste makes financial sense

The End of Ownership (VPRO Backlight, 47:52)

Reverse Logistics (supplies)

Degradable Electronic Components created from Corn Starch. Degradable Poly(lactic acid)/Metal-Organic Framework Nanocomposites Exhibiting Good Mechanical, Flame Retardant, and Dielectric Properties for the Fabrication of Disposable

Breakthrough in Dissolving Electronics Holds Promise for Biomedicine

Researchers develop 3-D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demand

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years since 2012, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm. The United Nations University says China is the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling.

Researchers looked at the life cycle of a mobile phone and found that in the United Kingdom alone, there are 85 million unused phones sitting around, containing $170 million worth of gold among their internal parts. For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. But we’re only recycling 8 percent of our phones. 

Recycle your Cell Phone
Donate Cell Phone

Warning: Make sure that the electronic recycling company you're using is not sending electronic waste to foreign countries.  
About 50 million tons of electronic waste were generated worldwide in 2012, that number could grow to 65.4 million tons of e-waste by 2017, with the majority of the waste in the world coming from manufacturing and production. Basel Action Network tracked electronic waste donated to recycling centers in the U.S., and found out that 40 percent of it ended up in dumps in Hong Kong. Poison

Environmentally friendly way of extracting gold from waste electronics has been discovered by Scottish based chemists. (youtube) (7% Gold, 300 tons)

E-Waste Global Graphic (image)

Get Paid to Recycle at Recycle Bank
Urban Mining
Money Saving Ideas
The Giving Keys
Recycle 4 U
Terra Cycle
Ban the Bottle
National Recycling Coalition
Mattress Recycling
Furniture Recycling
Corporate Recycling
Carpet Recovery
Quest Recycling
Textile Recycling
Green Ideas  
Recycling Facts and Figures
Single Stream Recycling
Reusable Surplus Building Materials
Make a Home Foundation
Repurposed Materials Inc
i Recycle Phone App Locates recycling places nearby  
I use a pay as you go Smartphone. Saves money and lowers the risk of brain tumors and low sperm count from Microwaves.
Product Stewardship Safely Disposing of Hazardous Products
Resource Efficiency Experts
Environmental Awareness
Converting packing peanuts to battery components
Avoiding Planned Obsolescence
Green Products
Recycle Tennis Balls
Reverse Vending Recycling Machines
Super Grinder! Red Giant Eats a Car in Under 2 Minutes
Giving furniture a second life with IKEA
Tytec Recycling tyres into Reclaimed Steel, Diesel Oil and Carbon.

Reuse Info-Graph (image)

The Crayon Initiative Every year, up to 75,000 pounds of crayons get thrown away by restaurants and schools.

We are Swimming in Garbage, a tsunami of waste that is poisoning the land, the air, the water and the animals we eat.

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)—more commonly known as trash or garbage—consists of everyday items we use and then throw away, such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries. This comes from our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. 

Pollution (toxins - poison)

Landfill Diversion is the process of diverting waste from landfills. The success of landfill diversion can be measured by comparison of the size of the landfill from one year to the next. If the landfill grows minimally or remains the same, then policies covering landfill diversion are successful. For example, currently in the United States there are 3000 landfills. A measure of the success of landfill diversion would be if that number remains the same or is reduced. In 2009, it was recorded that the national average of landfill diversion in the United States was 33.8%, while San Francisco had implemented the most effective policies and had recorded a landfill diversion rate of 77%. By diverting landfills we can preserve our natural resources.

Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash in 2012
The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. Approximately 55% of 220 million tons of waste generated each year in the United States ends up in one of the over 3,500 landfills. Current Global MSW generation levels are approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year, and are expected to increase to approximately 2.2 billion tonnes per year by 2025. Waste by Country (wiki) - Municipal Solid Waste (PDF)

Japanese town Kamikatsu will be Zero waste by 2020, No Trash. At the moment they have 34 categories of recycling. 80% of there waste gets reused, recycled and composted, and only 20% goes to landfill.

Use recyclable paper products and if you have to use Paper Towels buy the ones that can give smaller pieces.
I never but paper towels anymore. I use a dish towel, hanky or cotton dinner napkins instead of paper towels.
EPA studies indicate the average American generates about 1,600 pounds of trash per year more than half goes to a Landfill.

Reclaimed Timber
Forest Preservation
Hemp Products
Seventh Generation
Green Field Paper
Cardboard Design
Humus (soil)
Living Paper
Turn your beer bottles into glass cups 5 easy steps

Stop Junk Mail
Catalog Choice
Ban the Phonebook and save 5 million trees each year.
(19 billion catalogs = 53 million trees 56 billion gallons of waste water) 
Opt Out Prescreen
Junk Mail Stoppers
Direct Marketing
Do Not Call
Donate Magazines
Tell your mail carrier to stop putting junk mail in your mail box. Place this note on your mailbox.."No Free Papers or Handbills"
Get Rid of Junk Mail (wikihow)

All that garbage that comes in the mail. Junk Mail should be a crime. People should not be allowed to use peoples time and use our resources to send people something in the mail they don't need. What a waste of paper to spend it on useless information. And the news-papers are not any better. News-Papers have about 10% useful information, with the other 90% is of the information being irrelevant. This garbage and waste should not be forced on people. It's disrespectful to waste resources and it's disrespectful to waste peoples time with Useless Information, especially when some images are degrading to humans on several levels. All printed media should be 90% useful information. And the other 10% should be clearly labeled as irrelevant information. This would increase everyone's knowledge about their community and offer everyone a chance to communicate important information. When people are more informed about their surroundings, the surroundings will always improve because they are now more aware of the possibilities. That's just natural, so why are we acting so unnatural?
Save the Post Office 

Landfills Waste

Waste Collector is a person employed by a public or private enterprise to collect and remove refuse (waste) and recyclables from residential, commercial, industrial or other collection site for further processing and disposal. (Garbage Man)

Waste Disposal is all the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal.

Landfills is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and the oldest form of waste treatment (although the burial part is modern; historically, refuse was just left in piles or thrown into pits). Historically, landfills have been the most common method of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world. Also known as dump, rubbish dump, garbage dump or dumping ground.

Waste Hierarchy The evaluation of processes that protect the environment alongside resource and energy consumption to most favorable to least favorable actions. The hierarchy establishes preferred program priorities based on sustainability. To be sustainable, waste management cannot be solved only with technical end-of-pipe solutions and an integrated approach is necessary. The waste management hierarchy indicates an order of preference for action to reduce and manage waste, and is usually presented diagrammatically in the form of a pyramid. The hierarchy captures the progression of a material or product through successive stages of waste management, and represents the latter part of the life-cycle for each product. The aim of the waste hierarchy is to extract the maximum practical benefits from products and to generate the minimum amount of waste. The proper application of the waste hierarchy can have several benefits. It can help prevent emissions of greenhouse gases, reduces pollutants, save energy, conserves resources, create jobs and stimulate the development of green technologies.

New Garbage-Sorting Bots
Max-AI Waste Sorting Robot

Safe and Sustainable Recycling - Recycling

Sanitation (city management)

Incinerated is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste, and may take the form of solid lumps or particulates carried by the flue gas. The flue gases must be cleaned of gaseous and particulate pollutants before they are dispersed into the atmosphere. In some cases, the heat generated by incineration can be used to generate electric power.

Nations generate 1.3 billion tons of waste. That’s expected to soar to 4 billion tons by 2100. Seventy percent of U.S. municipal solid waste gets buried in Landfills. 108,234 tons of waste per day is incinerated.
Landfills continue to dwindle in number. In 1979, there were an estimated 18,500 landfills in the nation. In 1988, there were
8000 landfills, in 2005 there were 1,654. (EPA figures)

3 million working refrigerators are thrown away annually in the U.S.
1.5 computers are thrown away annually, with 90% still working.
Electronics Recycling

1.5 million tires are Dumped every year

Destructive Distillation is the chemical process involving the decomposition of feedstock by heating it to a high temperature; the term generally applies to processing of organic material in the absence of air or in the presence of limited amounts of oxygen or other reagents, catalysts, or solvents, such as steam or phenols. It is an application of pyrolysis. The process breaks up or 'cracks' large molecules. Coke, coal gas, gas carbon, coal tar, Buckminsterfullerene, ammonia liquor, and "coal oil" historically, are examples of commercial products of the destructive distillation of coal.
Depolymerization plant India - waste plastic and used tires to fuel (youtube)

The Mafia Is Trashing Italy (video)
Dioxin are compounds that are highly toxic environmental persistent organic pollutants (POPs). They are mostly by-products of various industrial processes - or, in case of dioxin-like PCBs and PBBs, part of intentionally produced mixtures.

Each American exerts three times as much pressure on the natural environment as the global average.
America is home to 5% of the world's population, yet it consumes 1/3 of the Earth's timber and paper; making paper the
largest part of the waste stream at 37.5% of the total waste stream.
Packaging adds 29 million tons of non-biodegradable waste to landfills every year. 11.8% of all US annual municipal solid
waste is plastic.

The average American creates 4.5 pounds of trash per day
Activist Wears A Month's Worth Of Trash To Visualize Our Wasteful Habits (youtube) Trash Me with Rob Greenfield.

Clean Air Council
Waste to Energy
Plastic Waste

China — more than 520,000 tons of Garbage a day.
Incinerators burning the garbage are well below EU standards, and our technology is ahead of incinerators in the U.S..The heat from burning garbage at more than 1,000 degrees Celsius produces enough electricity to power more than 140,000 homes.
China's pledge to burn 40 percent of its garbage by 2020, because most incinerators in China are operated by private companies burning garbage at the equivalent of $3 a ton. World Bank report, in eight years, the Chinese will throw away nearly 1.4 million tons of garbage per day — twice as much as garbage as Americans are expected to generate.

Zero Waste Sending nothing to landfill is a foreseeable future.

What Countries Generate the Most Garbage No Impact Man
No Impact Project
No Impact Film
Green Products
Whittled Down
Carbon Neutral Lifestyle with Doug Fine (youtube)
Small Homes
Low Impact Living
Minimizing Entropy
Living Trash Free

The average American produces more than four pounds of trash and recyclables per day, about 1,500 pounds per year.
My first year of living trash-and recycling-free, I produced a little more than seven and a half pounds of waste.

Sweden sends less than 1% of household trash ends up in landfills. This is in part due to the 32 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that have been set up across the country.

A cow's flatulence could fill a 55-gallon (250-litre) bag with methane in one day.


We’re buying more than 80 billion new items of clothing each year, and we’re tossing nearly as much to make room for them.
We purchase 400 percent more clothing today than we did 20 years ago. An estimated 14.3 million tons of textiles were generated in 2012. The average American tosses 82 pounds of textile waste each year, which adds up to 11 million tons of the stuff from our country alone. Textiles aren’t biodegradable, which means they sit in landfills for at least 200 years. As a result, they release harmful gases into the air. 

Textile Recycling
Wear Donate Recycle
Consumerism - Consumptionism
True Cost Movie

Mountains of Paper Waste could lead to new U.S. Manufacturing Jobs. About 50 million tons of Lignin -- or structural part of a plant -- piles up each year as waste from the U.S. paper and pulping industry, only about 2 percent of the lignin waste is currently recycled into new products making carbon fiber material. Through fractionation, we separated lignin into different parts, and then we found that certain parts of lignin are very good for high quality carbon fiber manufacturing "And the entire supply chain is in the United States, which means the jobs would be here. The biomass is grown, harvested and transported here.

Closed Loop Cycle for Biopolymers I Never Buy Bottled Water, I use a Reusable Water Bottle and Filter the water if needed.

Recycle Your Brita Water Filter Cartridges and Plastic Pitchers
Gimme 5 Locations

People spend 90 billion dollars a year on bottled water. Stop buying bottled water. If having a party or sport function try having an advertiser supply reusable water bottles. Pens and Sports Bottle World are two companies that will print anything on a reusable water bottle. Americans thrown away 30 billion plastic bottles every year and 30 million everyday.

Bamboo Bottle

Use a Reusable Grocery Bag or a Backpack when food shopping and buying food

Reuse this Bag
Green Movers
Tasini is a foldable reusable bag inside and attached to a keychain
Custom Grocery Bag

Rent Moving Boxes

Green Products

Made in America

It takes 12 million barrels of oil to make 88.5 billion plastic bags. Half the amount of plastic made since 1950 was manufactured in the last 13 years.

Toxic Free Canada

Use Tupperware or Pyrex Glass Containers instead of Zip Lock Bags, Aluminum Foil or Plastic Wrap for food storage.

Bulk is Green

Biodegradable Compostable 13 Gallon Tall Kitchen Bags
Biodegradable’ Plastics Are A Big Fat Lie
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

New Biomaterial could replace Plastic Laminates, greatly Reduce Pollution. Paperboard coated with the biomaterial exhibited strong oil and water barrier properties. The coating also resisted toluene, heptane and salt solutions and exhibited improved wet and dry mechanical and water vapor barrier properties.

If I could get Unpackaged Food and pick up my food in Reusable Containers I could cut down on trash.   Take-Out

There's more than enough plastic on the planet already to make all of our products for the next century. We just need to recycle, just like life does already.

Plastic Recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products. Since plastic is non-biodegradable, recycling is a part of global efforts to reduce plastic in the waste stream, especially the approximately 8 Million Metric Tonnes of waste plastic that enter the Earth's ocean every year. This helps to reduce the high rates of plastic pollution. People around the world use more than a Trillion Plastic Bags every year. They're made of a notoriously resilient kind of plastic called polyethylene that can take decades to break down.

Only 2 percent of the 78 Million Tons of manufactured plastics are currently recycled into similar products because polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), which account for two-thirds of the world's plastics, have different chemical structures and cannot be efficiently repurposed together. 40 percent of plastics winds up in landfills.

Humans have created 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfill and the natural environment. Global production of plastics increased from 2 million metric tons in 1950 to over 400 million metric tons in 2015. If current trends continue, roughly 12 billion metric tons of plastic waste will be in landfills or the natural environment by 2050. 42 percent of plastic goes for packaging.

Polymer Additive could Revolutionize Plastics Recycling
Recycling Plastic Bottles into Polyester Yarn on "How It's Made" (youtube)

Neri Oxman: Design at the intersection of technology and biology (video and text)

Chitin is a long-chain polymer of an N-acetylglucosamine, a derivative of glucose, and is found in many places throughout the natural world. It is a characteristic component of the cell walls of fungi, the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crustaceans (e.g., crabs, lobsters and shrimps) and insects, the radulae of molluscs, and the beaks and internal shells of cephalopods, including squid and octopuses and on the scales and other soft tissues of fish and lissamphibians. The structure of chitin is comparable to the polysaccharide cellulose, forming crystalline nanofibrils or whiskers. In terms of function, it may be compared to the protein keratin. Chitin has proved versatile for several medicinal, industrial and biotechnological purposes.

Chitosan is a replacement for plastics that is 100 percent recyclable.

Commodification is the transformation of goods, services, ideas and people into commodities, or objects of trade.

2 million die every year around the world from polluted and contaminated water. 
Article 31
Water Safety

The U.N. estimates that it would take 30 billion dollars to bring safe clean drinking water for everyone on the planet.

Free Flo
Project Kaisei
The Plastiki
Tapped the Film
The Story of Bottled Water (2010) (youtube)

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year.

Plastic 2 Oil

Bioplastic Created from Shrimp Shells
California Bans Plastic Bags

Bag it 2011 (video on hulu - 1 hr. 18 min )
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali (video and text)

Oil from Plastic
Man Transforms Plastic Containers Back Into Oil (youtube)
Fuel From Plastic Waste (youtube) - Cynar Plastic Energy Limited
Pyrolysis (wiki)
Roads Made of Recycled Plastic
Seabin Project

Billions of pounds of plastic waste are littering the world's oceans. Now, a Ph.D. organic chemist and a sailboat captain report that they are developing a process to reuse certain plastics, transforming them from worthless trash into a valuable diesel fuel with a small mobile reactor. They envision the technology could someday be implemented globally on land and possibly placed on boats to convert ocean waste plastic into fuel to power the vessels.

Nineteen National Parks – from the Grand Canyon to Zion – have banned the sale of plastic water bottles, replacing them with refillable bottles and free tap water. In Zion National, they're eliminating 60,000 bottles a year

Saltwater Brewery Has Created Six-Pack Holders That Can Be Eaten By Marine Life.

Plastic Made Annually: 30 million tons in the USA, 5 million tons in the UK and 1.5 million tons in Australia.

Sawatdee Silibagz
Silicone Rubber (wiki)

"Pollution Starts at your Front Door"

Garbage Patch convergence Zone Great Pacific Garbage Patch, has been growing since 1950. Floating toxic plastic garbage, twice the size of Texas, is growing in the pacific between California and Hawaii. 
Garbage Island (video)

The Ocean Cleanup OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY LITTER THE OCEAN. Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one is between Hawaii and California.

5 Trillion Plastic Pieces - Brain Damage in Fish affected by Plastic Nanoparticles.

Countries that Pollute the Oceans the most

The trash stew is 80 percent plastic and weighs more than 3.5 million tons.

Midway Journey - Great Lakes

Microplastics in Rivers

Microplastics are small plastic particles in the environment. While there is some contention over their size, the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration classifies microplastics as less than 5 mm in diameter. They come from a variety of sources, including cosmetics, clothing, and industrial processes. Toxins

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2014) (video)

Plastics are in 90 percent of seabirds guts.

Micro-Plastic Particles threaten Fish Larvae. Researchers have found that larval fish exposed to microplastic particles during development displayed changed behaviors and stunted growth which lead to greatly increased mortality rates. The researchers discovered that larval perch that had access to microplastic particles only ate plastic and ignored their natural food source of free-swimming zooplankton.

Food Quality Effects on Zooplankton Growth and Energy Transfer in Pelagic Freshwater Food Webs

An estimated 24,000 tons of plastics are ingested by fish in the North Pacific alone each year

Fish Food is consumed as food in virtually all regions around the world. Fish has been an important source of protein and other nutrients for humans from time immemorial. In culinary and fishery contexts, fish may include shellfish, such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms. English does not distinguish between fish as an animal and the food prepared from it, as it does with pig vs. pork or cow vs. beef. Some other languages do, as in the Spanish peces versus pescado. The modern English word for fish comes from the Old English word fisc (plural: fiscas) which was pronounced as it is today. English also has the term seafood, which covers fish found in the seas and oceans as well as other marine life used as food.

Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and shellfish. Shellfish include various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Historically, sea mammals such as whales and dolphins have been consumed as food, though that happens to a lesser extent in modern times. Edible sea plants, such as some seaweeds and microalgae, are widely eaten as seafood around the world, especially in Asia (see the category of sea vegetables). In North America, although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term "seafood" is extended to fresh water organisms eaten by humans, so all edible aquatic life may be referred to as seafood. For the sake of completeness, this article includes all edible aquatic life.

Fisheries and aquaculture support the livelihoods of an estimated 540 million people and is the most-traded of food commodities, worth a record $102 billion in 2008. world production of fish and fish products rose from 140 million tonnes in 2007 to 145 million tonnes in 2009. Fish contributes to at least 50 percent of total animal protein intake in some small island developing states.

Somewhere between 15 trillion and 51 trillions pieces of plastic litters the world’s oceans, that’s three to 10 times more plastic than scientists had previously estimated.

Humans leak a staggering 8 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean each year, according to research published in Science Magazine. If our behavior doesn’t change, Ocean Conservancy says, we’ll double that rate in just 10 years.

China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are spewing out as much as 60 percent of the plastic waste that enters the world’s seas

Water Wheel Garbage Skimmer (youtube)
Since May 2014, it has removed 40 tons of trash from the harbor. Solar-Powered

Floating Water Drone Eats Garbage Waste Shark Aquadrones in the port of Rotterdam.

2 young scientists Break Down Plastic with Bacteria (youtube)

Galleria mellonella, commonly known as a wax worm can transformed the plastic into ethylene glycol, which is commonly used in antifreeze. The process of biodegrading both beeswax and polyethylene involves breaking strong carbon bonds bacteria in its gut.

Where Plastic Waste Goes How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft (youtube)
Boyan Slat Robotic Ocean Vacuum
Ocean Gyre's
Floating Boom Cleans Ocean
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program
Cleaning the Oceans one Marina at a Time

Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation volunteers cleared nearly five tons of trash from San Diego beaches this year, nearly a ton more than last year, organizers said. In 82 cleanups, 6,489 volunteers cleaned 9,544 pounds of trash in 2013, the organizations stated in a year-end report. That’s 1,950 more pounds than they collected in 2012.

What if you could turn plastic trash into cash?: David Katz (video and text)

Marine Debris is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. Floating oceanic debris tends to accumulate at the center of gyres and on coastlines, frequently washing aground, when it is known as beach litter or tidewrack. Deliberate disposal of wastes at sea is called ocean dumping. Naturally occurring debris, such as driftwood, are also present. With the increasing use of plastic, human influence has become an issue as many types of plastics do not biodegrade. Waterborne plastic poses a serious threat to fish, seabirds, marine reptiles, and marine mammals, as well as to boats and coasts. Dumping, container spillages, litter washed into storm drains and waterways and wind-blown landfill waste all contribute to this problem. In efforts to prevent and mediate marine debris and pollutants, laws and policies have been adopted internationally. Depending on relevance to the issues and various levels of contribution, some countries have introduced more specified protection policies.

Beach buoys deployed to detect water contamination
Whale Shaped Floating Garden Cleans the Worlds Rivers
Ocean Protection
Plastic Oceans
The Ocean Cleanup (Boomy McBoomface)
Plastic Waste Solutions
Sea Steading Floating Cities
Blue Seed

Enzyme that Eats Plastic. A bacterium that naturally evolved to eat plastic. About 1m plastic bottles are sold each minute around the globe and, with just 14% recycled, many end up in the oceans where they have polluted even the remotest
parts, harming marine life and potentially people who eat seafood.

Structural and functional studies of a Fusarium oxysporum cutinase with polyethylene terephthalate modification potential.

Man-Made Pollutants found in Earth's Deepest Ocean Trenches

Air Pollution

6: Death

Death with Dignity

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust.

Dispose of my body with respect to me, with respect to my family, with respect to my friends, and with respect to the planet and future generations.

And when I die of course I will not stop being Eco-friendly. I will be buried in an biodegradable casket in a Green Cemetery with no Headstone and no Formaldehyde. Every year Americans bury enough steal from caskets to build the golden gate bridge. The U.S. buries about 90,272 tons of steel caskets, 1.64 million tons of reinforced concrete vaults and 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid, talk about waste and abuse, poising the land and wasting resources is not a good way to honor the dead. Each year, 2.6 million people die in the United States, and most are buried in a cemetery or cremated, impacting land use and contributing to climate change. By 2030, estimates say that 70 percent of dead bodies will be cremated nationwide. Some choose it for the lower cost, while others choose cremation for environmental reasons.

I thought of being Cremated, but why waste the energy and cause pollution when the worms need to eat too. In India each traditional cremation consumes nearly 900 pounds of wood. CO2

Dissolving the Body

A Scottish company called Resomation is offering a new way to cremate: using Alkaline Hydrolysis, also known as water cremation. In the process, a body is placed in a silk bag and loaded into a machine filled with a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide, set to 356 degrees Fahrenheit. The chemicals and temperature break down the body into its chemical components. In 3-4 hours, a family gets back bone ash (similar to traditional cremation using fire) — and the company says the machine uses only 1/8 of the energy required for cremation and doesn't emit mercury into the air.

I want my dead body to become Compost

Urban Death Project, my final resting place, recycled, just like life does naturally. Recomposition Core that will return human nutrients to the ground. Designer Katrina Spade created the idea for a several-storied building, within city limits, in which a collective pile of bodies can compost over time and ultimately be used as fertilizer. "The living carry loved ones up a ramp, and lay them into the wood chips," she says. "As the body is transformed, it moves downward into the core. The living take their energy to start the bodies of the dead to give new energy through the composted soil." Weeks or months later, a family could return to take home some of the composted soil. Urban Death Project Kickstarter Video (youtube)
Recomposition Center turns Loved ones into Compost. The decomposition process takes four weeks. The 10-bay recomposition center accommodates one memorial service at a time; allowing only two services a day, to ensure families won’t feel rushed. Once the compost is finished, families can pick up some of the soil to take home—but there’s no guarantee it comes exclusively from their loved one. (Decompiculture). Could this process keep up with the Death Rate?

Composting Livestock Farm Animals
Carcass Composting
Animal Mortality Management

I would like to Combine a Natural Burial or Composting with a Tree.
Poetree Burial Planter. Maybe a fruit tree?
A fully biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life
Memorial Trees
Bios Incube is the world´s first system designed to help grow the remains of your loved ones into trees.

Infinity Burial Suit returns your body to the earth without harming the environment.
Jae Rhim Lee: Mushroom Burial Suit (youtube)

Everyone should have a mock funeral done by family and friends, and vise versa. This way everyone can get a glimpse of how they will be remembered, and also understand all the responsibilities of a funeral, a memorial and burying a loved one.

Preparing yourself for Death (how I wish to die)

Enviromental Effects of Funeral Techniques Home Funerals
Home Funeral Alliance
Home Funeral Directory
National Funeral Directors Association

Natural Burial

Natural Burial is the practice of burying deceased remains directly into the soil without the use of contaminating materials such as embalming chemicals, metal, plastic, and concrete. It currently occurs in small country cemeteries or church cemeteries across Tennessee. Currently the average funeral and burial costs about $13,000 with many exceeding $15,000. In the United States today, more than 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid containing toxic chemicals are buried in the earth every year—along with 100,000 tons of steel and copper and 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete vaults. The use of embalming fluids and concrete vaults that hold coffins are creating permanent damage to Tennessee’s environment. Natural burial is the palatable alternative– and even gives those families considering cremating the remains a viable inexpensive burial solution.

Conservation Burial Ramsey Creek preserve in 1998, the first “green cemetery” in the United States.

Green Burials
Green Burial Council
Steelman Town Cemetery

Eco Coffins
Creative Coffins
Colorful Coffins 

Funeral Planning

Funeral History Museum

Bacterial Toxic Remediation

Infinity Burial Project
Order of the Good Death
E Funeral

Eternal Reef combines a cremation urn, ash scattering, and burial at sea into one meaningful, permanent environmental tribute to life. An Eternal Reef is a designed reef made of environmentally-safe cast concrete.

Life Gem turns ashes into diamonds and hair into diamonds, a full line of cremation jewelry, rings, and pendants.

Launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit

Living Headstones with QR Codes Having a memorial website for your decease doesn't need a headstone? 

Cremation is the combustion, vaporization and oxidation of cadavers to basic chemical compounds, such as gases, ashes and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite as an alternative to the interment of an intact dead body in a coffin, casket or shroud. Cremated remains (aka "cremains" or simply, "ashes"), which do not constitute a health risk, may be buried or interred in memorial sites or cemeteries, or they may be retained by relatives and dispersed in various ways. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposal. Some families prefer to have the deceased present at the funeral with cremation to follow; others prefer that the cremation occur prior to the funeral or memorial service. In many countries, cremation is usually done in a crematorium. Some countries, such as India and Nepal, prefer different methods, such as open-air cremation.
Earth Friendly Cremations

"My body? — Oh! — If I could choose, I would to ashes it reduce, And let the merry breezes blow my dust to where some flowers grow." Joe Hill (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915).

Cemetery Knowledge

Humans have been burying their dead for 30,000 thousand years. The Death Industry in America is a $15 billion a year industry that includes Funeral Homes, Crematoriums, and cemeteries, but excludes related costs such as Headstones and Crypts.

The average cost of a funeral is $7,323. Almost 2.5 million people died in the United States in 2008, and 1.8 million of these bodies were placed into Coffins. Some 55 million people are reckoned to pass away each year. Most of the 19,500 funeral homes are controlled by Ten Companies. There is an estimated 500,000 Cemeteries in America.

Cemetery is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred.

Lists of Cemeteries (wiki)
List of Cemeteries in America (wiki)
List of Burial Mounds in the U.S. (wiki)
Family Search Cemeteries
Find a Grave
United States Cemetery Records
Old Graves Photos

Tumulus is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Tumuli are also known as barrows, burial mounds or kurgans, and may be found throughout much of the world. A cairn, which is a mound of stones built for various purposes, may also originally have been a tumulus.

Mass Grave is a grave containing multiple human corpses, which may or may not be identified prior to burial. Although mass graves can be used during major conflicts, in modern times they are more usually seen after events such as a major famine, epidemic, or natural disaster.
Mass Graves in Iraq

Indigent Unclaimed Dead. Protocols From Around The Country For Disposing Of Unclaimed Dead Bodies. The number of unclaimed dead bodies is rising, and every city has a different way of dealing with the problem. 2,000 for a funeral home to bury the body. Missing Persons

Epitaph is a short text honouring a deceased person. Strictly speaking, it refers to text that is inscribed on a tombstone or plaque, but it may also be used in a figurative sense. Some epitaphs are specified by the person themselves before their death, while others are chosen by those responsible for the burial. An epitaph may be written in prose or in poem verse; poets have been known to compose their own epitaphs prior to their death, as did William Shakespeare.

Obituary - Grieving - Death

"As I approach old age, it seems that most of my social life is the result of funerals. Why do people sometimes come together more in death, then they do in life?"

Pallbearer is one of several participants that help carry the casket at a funeral.

Autopsy is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse to determine the cause and manner of death and to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present. It is usually performed by a specialized medical doctor called a pathologist.

Postmortem is an examination of a dead body to find out the cause of death. An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease. A discussion or analysis of something (such as an event) after it has ended.

Forensic Pathology is determining the cause of death by examining a corpse.

Tomorrow’s Child

Without a name; an unseen face
and knowing not your time nor place
Tomorrow’s Child, though yet unborn,
I met you first last Tuesday morn.

A wise friend introduced us two,
and through his sobering point of view
I saw a day that you would see;
a day for you, but not for me

Knowing you has changed my thinking,
for I never had an inkling
That perhaps the things I do
might someday, somehow, threaten you

Tomorrow’s Child, my daughter-son
I’m afraid I’ve just begun
To think of you and of your good,
Though always having known I should.

Begin I will to weigh the cost
of what I squander; what is lost
If ever I forget that you
will someday come to live here too.

© Poem by Glenn Thomas

I have come to terms with the future.
From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth.
Plant trees. Kill no living things.
Live in harmony with all creatures.
I will restore the earth where I am.
Use no more of its resources than I need.
And listen, listen to what it is telling me.

-- M.J. Slim Hooey

"People do not look outside the paradigms they are operating in and thus fail to see the long term consequences."

Environmental Sayings

Wind Energy Turbines

Example of how Rants and Profanity are Ineffective and Ignorant when trying to Explain a Problem...

"Why is that corporations and governments make it easy for people to be a scumbags, while making it harder to be a logical thoughtful person? How is it when I want to make a better choice , people want to f*cking charge you more, just because I care about life, well go f*ck yourself you f*cking scumbag, who the f*ck are you trying to profit off other peoples good decisions? Is it that you don't want life to improve? How about educating yourself and stop being an as*hole! - This text was supplied by a Super Ranter Algorithm ™, Ai really does work, wow!"

Diatribe is a thunderous verbal attack. Why this type of speech is ineffective?

It's more logical to limit your own mistakes then to spend your life exploiting the mistakes of others. Limiting your own mistakes leads to progress, exploiting the mistakes of others leads to decay. Which is where we are right now in 2017.

Neil deGrasse Tyson said at starmus, If you can Terraform mars and make it livable, then you can also make Earth livable again and repair the damage that we have done in the last 100 years, which would be a lot easier then trying to make mars livable. So I choose earth. Let the scumbags who mass murdered people and poisoned the earth go to mars. They already portrayed this in a few movies so this idea is not that unusual. A working Penal Colony on mars for corporate executives and politicians who have committed mass murder and environmental crimes. We are going to need a lot of spaceships. But of course we would be idiots to waste resources like that. We are better off educating criminals, besides that, Khan might survive on another planet and then comeback to kill us.

Chronic Wasting Disease or Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy are a group of progressive, invariably fatal, conditions that affect the brain (encephalopathies) and nervous system of many animals, including humans. The first signs are difficulties in movement. The most obvious and consistent clinical sign of CWD is weight loss over time. Behavioral changes also occur in the majority of cases, including decreased interactions with other animals, listlessness, lowering of the head, tremors, repetitive walking in set patterns, and nervousness. Excessive salivation and grinding of the teeth also are observed. Most deer show increased drinking and urination; the increased drinking and salivation may contribute to the spread of the disease.

Super-Recursive Algorithm are a generalization of ordinary algorithms that are more powerful, that is, compute more than Turing machines. So Ai found an answer, but it's still looking for more possible answers, just incase the first answer was not good enough..which is freaking brilliant, just like a human. What goes around comes around.

The Thinker Man