Believe it or not, some kids love school. Others, well, let's just say they need a little encouragement as the new school year approaches. What better way to get your kids excited about the first day of school than by engaging them in some fun, satisfying and, of course, sustainable craft projects?
Repurposing wood keeps it out of landfills and eliminates the need to cut down more trees. It's a win-win situation you and the environment, and it can provide hours of family fun with construction projects. Here are three simple DIY projects for upcycling reclaimed wood, whether the materials come from deconstructed or demolished buildings, a nearby alleyway, or packaging from bulk shipments.
The U.S. Military faces an array of waste management challenges; a large mission scope and wildly varying settings make traditional practices ineffective. For instance, aircraft carriers must patrol the oceans for long stretches of time, while administrators of an outpost in Afghanistan must create a comprehensive waste management program from scratch. Nevertheless, our armed forces have found ways to innovate in the most difficult conditions imaginable.
It isn't easy to run a truly green sports facility. You have to find ways to use less water without killing the grass on the field. You have to convert to energy-efficient lighting. You might even have to choose new vendors with a focus on environmentally friendly products.
State and municipal agencies face increasing pressure to divert waste from landfills through recycling, composting, and other eco-friendly practices. Some of these pressures come from laws and regulations requiring a certain percentage of waste be kept from landfills, while others come from communities looking for a greener way to exist in the world. Whatever the motivation, there are plenty of resources for government agencies looking to solve waste management problems.