Yet one more example of a group that has accomplished a great deal with seemingly nothing. Every day 1,500 tons of solid waste are dumped in a landfill near Bañado Sur, in Paraguay. About 2,500 families make their living sorting the garbage for recycling and reselling, according to UNICEF. “Children are often the ones with the onerous […]
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Here’s a reminder that how we shop makes a difference. First, buy less stuff. Much less. But as we do shop, think is this product recyclable? Fair Trade? Rain Forest Alliance? Local? Our choices actually matter in the real world.
Sometime in the eighties, I came across this quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” For years this one sentence has inspired […]
Artist Candy Chang uses her creative powers to connect her New Orleans neighbors to their own dreams and to each other. The unexpected death of a close friend caused Chang to reflect on what really matters in life. One result: She turned an abandoned house in her neighborhood into a giant chalkboard. She […]
On August 6, 1991, Tim Bemers-Lee put up the first web site ever. (There’s a nice short history of it here.) The earliest version that remains, made in 1992 (above) can be seen here. You should really go to it. And click on a few pages to see how it all began. Because if you […]
I’m on a plane in Central America in 1981. The guy in the next seat, who works for 3M, shows me these little pads that I later learn are called Post-it Notes. He enthusiastically describes how useful they’ll be in the work place. I remember being skeptical; obviously I was wrong. Post-its were invented […]