This Sunday the Care of Creation Committee will be hosting a meal made from ingredients as many as possible locally grown and the production of which is low in carbon generation. Being locally grown means fewer emissions in transportation and likely in production itself. .
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we throw away 25% more trash than at any other time of year, about a million extra tons according to the EPA. That includes everything from wrapping paper, holiday decorations, packaging, and older items like cell phones and computers, dumped.
Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb, patented in 1880, was the mainstay of lighting for over a century. It changed the way the world worked and lived… and destroyed a lot of sleep in the process. For the past decade, though, a quiet revolution in.
The EPA has estimated that, on average, Americans throw away about 75 pounds of textiles a year, a 750 percent increase over the past fifty or so years. Most of this is clothing, driven by the so-called “fast fashion” industry that produces low cost.