Festive, eco friendly alternatives to Christmas wrapping paper

During the Depression, lots of people got in the habit of carefully unwrapping Christmas presents to avoid tearing the paper. They would fold it up and use it again the following year. When prosperity returned, society as a whole became … Continue reading

The past, present, and future of solid waste disposal

Revised February 27, 2017 When prehistoric humans gathered together in villages, they soon decided they didn’t want to keep all their trash in the village with them. That decision marks the birth of the discipline of waste management. People have … Continue reading

Sustainability and obesity: consequences of not living green

Sustainability means finding a balance of economic and social goals with ecological awareness in order to minimize damage to the environment. Obesity, the result of an extreme imbalance of high food intake and low physical activity, serves as a good … Continue reading