A Cigarette Pollution Solution

A Cigarette Pollution Solution

I’ve got good news and bad news on cigarette butts. There is a simple solution to a big problem. Trashed cigarette butts are one of the most rampant of all human wastes. Over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded every year.(1) In beach clean ups around the...
My Facebook Transition

My Facebook Transition

My father recently asked me, “Russell, what happened to your old blog?  I sure miss it”.  My Dad’s not exactly a social media consultant, but his comment struck me deep.  I realized he had a point.  My Facebook posts were nothing like my blog of...
Touching the Industrial Cosmos

Touching the Industrial Cosmos

“This evening, working the line in the recycling factory, the sheer grey, mind-numbing monotony propelled me into a dark metaphysical moment that will haunt me for the rest of my life.” Note: I recently discovered on my hard drive some photos and a movie...
Why Ecobrick?

Why Ecobrick?

So, this month a video on Ecobricks went viral.  It’s hit almost 200,000 views.  The news site that made the video, unfortunately, made it with all the resources from our site– but didn’t consult us.  Thus, the video contains lots of errors and...
Camp Stove Transcension

Camp Stove Transcension

A long time ago, in a land far away (by the name of Pensilvania) I was biking through the forest.  It was the summer of 2009 and I was on an epic bike adventure from Smithers BC to Berlin.  I had with me my tent and camping equipment as I cycled down the CO trail...
Not One Tree

Not One Tree

Imagine:  a world where human technology is blended harmoniously with the natural world.  Imagine, a world where, rather than dominating and controlling nature, we work with it, learn from it, then apply our insights to co-create with it.  Together we craft living...