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Every action that you take is a vote for something. Everything that we do is cause and effect, whether that something is good, bad, right or wrong, wasteful or just plain stupid. You have to understand what you are really voting for. Everyone needs to fully understand the consequences and the benefits of our actions. We have to make our votes count. And if we all vote together, we can change the world. But if we only vote in politics, then we're not voting, we're only conforming to a corrupt and ignorant process that fools people into believing that we live in a democracy. This is far from the truth. We need to stop giving away the responsibility for life to other people, this doesn't work, as everyone can clearly see today, we have a lot of problems, problems that we can solve if we work together, vote together, and share life's responsibilities together.

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My Votes
My Promises
Petitions

Smoke Stacks This is not just about Global Warming or Climate Change. This is more about waste, abuse, corruption, and unsustainable practices that is Poisoning our earth and killing life on our planet, which in turn is abusing the health, liberty's and freedoms of people who live now and the future generations of people that will follow. There's just too much Bad Science going around that confuses and distracts the public about the facts. We need to logically inform and educate the public. We should be preparing people for the changes our world will endure instead of wasting time blaming who is at fault. The more time we waste, and the more Propaganda we transmit, will only guarantee more suffering and more damage.

"Think Globally, Act Locally"

If we all choose to live Healthier lives, Live Cleaner lives, and Live more Sustainable lives, then life will eventually be less expensive and more affordable for everyone. So it's about making better choices and making logical decisions. So call it whatever you want...Green Living, Carbon Offsets, Environmentally Friendly Living, Green Ideas, Simplicity, Self-Managing or Thrifty, Low Impact Living, Learning to Reduce Waste, it all adds up to progress, and continuous improvements in the quality of life for everyone.

Actions to Reduce your Footprint
Lower Waste and Dependence
Environmental Education 
Reduce - Reuse - Recycle
Water Saving Ideas
Green Building Ideas 
Green Building Products
Electric Vehicles
Alternate Fuel Cars
Organic
Food Waste - Landfills
Compost
Green Energy Choices

Regulations and Public Policies will not work without improving our methods of educating the public about better choices and better options. Choices and options that would ultimately give people more control over their own destiny, and more control over their quality of life.

Sustainable Calculator

Ignorance is this worlds biggest killer. People think that because they have Money that they have the right to waste and abuse people, time and resources. This thinking is not just Insane but this type of selfish Dependency makes you vulnerable and puts everyone around you at risk.

"Stupidity is not Sustainable"

Lowering my Carbon Count, or human footprint, has many benefits then just lowering Greenhouse Gases. I save money, I don't pollute the earth that much, I produce less waste and I'm definitely a lot healthier. These are just a few of the things that I have changed in my lifestyle. These are not major changes or sacrifices either, it's just being little more aware and respectful to the environment and to the future generations that will hopefully enjoy this planet as much as I have. So above are just some of my eco-initiatives to make me more eco-conscious, eco-friendly and also help my frugality. I'm a conscience consumer and sometimes a Scuppie. When people become more aware of what Carbon Offset they can use to naturalize their negative impact on the planet then everyone can make a difference without giving up their freedom of choice. Of course choosing actions that do not have a negative impact will save the time and energy of having to seek out a carbon offset, thus making this process obsolete.

Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society's future, we – you and I, and our government – must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without asking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow. Dwight D. Eisenhower On Jan. 17, 1961

Environmental Quotes and Sayings



Votes - Choices - Options


1: Transportation


You don't need to have your own car.

I gave up my car in June 2008. I either Bike, Walk, ask for a Ride, Car Pool, Borrow a Car, Rent a Car, Limousine, Big Bus, Paratransit, Micro-transit, Bus, Shuttle Van, Trains, or other Public Transportation Services. When I ride my bike I'm voting for cleaner air, cleaner water and cleaner soil. I'm voting for better health. I'm voting for less noise and traffic. I'm voting to stop murder by oil. I'm voting for life. (86% of American workers drive to work)

Undriving
Highway to Boulevards
Freeway Removal (wiki)
Green Highways
Maps

On-Demand Transport 
Demand Responsive Transport (wiki) 
When you need a Ride there are many alternatives, but that depends on where you live.
Shared Transport Car Pooling
Go Loco
Hitchsters
Carpooling
Bla Bla Car Trusted carpooling Connecting people who need to travel with drivers who have empty seats.
Lyft
Uber 5 million rides everyday.
In China, on Didi, the ride-sharing platform, 11 million rides taken every day.
Side
Yellow Cab
Rideshare Directory
E Rideshare
Carpool World
Rideshare
Am Ride Hire a Driver to Drive Your Car
Zip Car  Rent a Car by the Hour 
Luxe uses a phone’s GPS to offer a personal parking valet in crowded cities.

Researchers at MIT found that just 3,000 four-person cars could serve 98 percent of the demand currently being met by almost 14,000 taxis.

Car Sharing
Condo complexes, businesses and apartments can group share cars.
Relay Rides
Car 2 Go
Drive Now  
Wheelz
Get Around Rent a Car from Someone Nearby
Buzz Car
Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing (wiki)
Youth Transit Alliance
How to start your own car Sharing Program
Auto Insurance for Personal Vehicle Sharing
AB 1871 Bill
Get Around
Car Sharing (wiki)
Carsharing
Personal Vehicle Sharing
Monitor Car Driving and Location
My Key  Truvolo
Gumtree or Craigslist are websites that are also good for finding car shares. 
Rent Cars
Fractional Ownership
There are also people and companies that will pay you to drive someone's car from point A to point B.

Bike Sharing
Every apartment complex and every condo complex should have its own Bikes to Share
Bicycle Sharing System (wiki) 
Social Bicycles
Shareable
We Cycle
Bike Share Everywhere
Zagster
Republic Bike
List of Bicycle Sharing Systems
Citi Bike 101
BikeShare
Bike Sharing Info-Graph
Spinlister Rent a Bike
If you do use a car get regular tune-ups and properly inflate the tires. Same for bikes.
Sixty percent of Americans live in areas with Unhealthy Air Pollution Levels. Health effects from air pollution include changes in lung function, coughing, heart attacks, lung cancer and premature death. 

"You can make a choice, but sometimes you don't have a choice until someone gives you a choice."


2: Media


You don't need cable TV
. I have no Cable TV or Satellite TV Service since August 2007. (Cord Cutter) I connect my Computer to my 50 inch screen TV using a HDMI Connection, which makes the picture high definition quality. A Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL high speed Internet connection provides all my News, TV, Movies and so much more. I only see and read things that interest me with a lot less commercials. I also have a lot more to choose from and it's always on my time schedule which makes it very convenient. This saves me money on the electric bill and saves me a lot of time that would normally be wasted watching TV. The only down side is that sometimes I can't watch certain live sports broadcasts so I go to a sports bar or visit my friends house who is still paying for cable. So it's not a TV anymore it's called a Monitor. And the Internet is the best source to connect to.  In 2013 the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time.
Video Sites - TV Links
News Links
Energy Saving Tools
Internet Connections and Tips
Disable My Cable

I use the Internet to do things digitally that saves a lot of money, time, resources and reduces waste.  
Electronic Paper
Jet Book
E Books
Telecommuting, Teleconferencing, Digital Newspaper, Digital Books and Music
American Consumer Institute has calculated the world will save roughly 1 BILLION tons of carbon in the next ten years by operating on the Internet. 
Buy, Sell or Rent Used Text Books
Pay it Green
Eco Geek
Energy Saving Screen Savers
Greener Computing
Bike Powered Generator
Online Education
How To Info, Dictionaries, Research, Health & More
News Websites
If printing, using the Garamond Font with its thinner strokes can reduce ink consumption.
Eco Font


3: Conserve Energy - Reduce Waste


Lower the heat Thermostat and wear a sweater and thick socks in the winter months. Use extra Blankets. 
Winterization
Open the windows more in the summer months and use a Quite Fan to Stay Cool instead of Air Conditioning
Green Building Products
Green Building Ideas
Environmental Education
Green Ideas Info-Graph

Turn off electronic power siphons by using a power strip with a on and off switch. They are also known as Phantom loads, standby power or vampire power. These are devices that still consume electricity while they are turned off or in standby mode.

Energy Saving Power Strip
LED Light BulbHome Energy Audit
Electricity Usage Monitor
Use appliances that are Energy Star certified. LCD Televisions use less energy then plasmas.
Ink jet printers tend to be more energy-efficient than laser printers. 
Green Products
Keeping a Refrigerator full uses less energy.
Green Power
Hohm
Energy Guide
Solar Powered Concert Stages
Brushfire Records
Green Jobs
Energy Audit - Energy Assessments

Use LED light bulbs and turn off lights and electronics when not in use. 
LED's
Put PC into Hibernation Mode when not in use. Saves energy and extends the life of the PC.
Computer Tools 
I also Host my Website on servers that are Powered by 100% Wind Energy

Wash clothes in cold water instead of hot. Also try to buy eco friendly clothing that has organic cotton or other organic fibers
I don't wash my clothes as much as I use to. No need to wash clothes when they're not dirty or smelly.
Hemp
Hemp Sisters
Hemp Products
Wear Pact
Stain Removal 101
Green Products
Recycle old Clothes you're not wearing anymore or not using.  The average American will still trash 81 pounds of unwanted garments this year, that's 26 Billion Pounds of Clothing a Year, which equals 26 billion pounds of textiles annually added to landfills.
Bluejeans Go Green
Thread Up
Us it Again
Kaight
Salvation Army
Goodwill
Donation Drop Off Locations
Bamboo is also soft and dries faster, and it's a renewable resource. Soy fabric is warm, biodegradable, and resists bacteria.
Turn worn-out Cotton into Rayon.

Air dry dishes instead of heat drying dishes when using the dishwasher. When using Natural Dishwashing Liquid.
I noticed the sponge never gets that horrible odor that it gets from those name brand dishwashing liquids.
Dishwashers or Hand Washing Dishes
I use the same dish, bowl and utensils and just wash them after each use. I use to be an idiot and keep using other plates and utensils till I filled the dishwasher, now I never use the dishwasher. I use only cold water when washing the dishes.


3: Conserve Water


Don't run the water when brushing your teeth. Leaky faucets wastes about 3,000 gallons of water a year. Depending on the type of shower head, taking a four-minute shower instead of an eight-minute shower could also save almost 10 gallons of water. 
Water Conservation Technologies
Rain Catchers
Clean Water Rights
Use natural Cleaners
Green Products
Maid Organic
Tip: Use old soap slivers in a Hand Soap Dispenser or in a Loofah Soap Pouch, or use it to make new Soap Bars.


4: Food


Healthy - Sustainable - Organic

I'm trying to eat only organic food and locally grown food. Locally organic grown foods have less impact on the environment and also help support local small farmers who care more about the health of people and the health of the land then a lot of these big farms. I eat less red meat and high fatty foods too. Meat eaters contribute seven times more greenhouse gas emissions then vegetarians. Studies have shown red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than pork or chicken, needs 11 times more water, and results in five times more emissions. Meat lovers’ diets cause double the climate-warming emissions.
It takes just 441 gallons of water to produce one pound of boneless beef—or about 110 gallons for a quarter-pound hamburger.

Food for Thought app tallies the nutritional data and carbon footprint associated with each food item and with the overall meal, such as the amount of calories in a salad and the amount of water that would be used in growing the lettuce.

Dietary greenhouse gas emissions of meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians and vegans in the UK
Documentaries
Eating Healthy
Eating Right
Eco-Trip
Knudsen
Nutrition
Organic Farming

Whole Foods
Organic Food Info
Organic
Organic Consumers Association
Organic Trade Association
Fair Trade

Eating Healthy, Exercising and Sleeping Well are also very important.
Seeds
Organic Lawns
Organic Grain Quinoa
Superior Touch
The Green Micro Gym
Whole Living
Eat This, Not That!
Eden Foods
Living Foods
Eat Raw
Raw Food Chef
Wilderness Family Naturals
Spectrum Organics
Foraging
Organic Connect Mag
In Organic We Trust
Organic Food Truck
Organic Consumer Safety

Growing your own food can help lower the food bill and also help you eat more healthy.
City Garden Tips
The National Gardening Association says the average 600-square-foot garden costs $70 to plant (24.5 feet by 24.5 feet), and produces about 300 pounds of fresh produce that's worth around $600. That's a $530 return on your investment.
Earth Box Garden Kit
Grow Box
Square Foot Gardening  
Greenhouses
Garden Tools
Balcony Garden
Farming
Composting
Sustainable Landscaping  

When cooking on a Kitchen Stove use the right size burner to match the size of the Frying Pan and keep Pots covered so the heat setting doesn't have to be that high. Reheating Leftovers on a stove can sometimes use less energy then a Microwave.
Cooking large batches of food saves energy because it takes less energy to reheat leftovers then cooking a meal from scratch.
Soaking your pasta in a bowl of water for an hour before dinner will reduce boiling pasta time to almost 1 minute.
Cooking Tips
Recipes
Portable Stoves


Food Wasted

American Supermarkets are throwing away nearly two million tons of fresh food every year, 30% of our food, the same for the
UK, enough food to feed over 10 million people a year. The true cost of this waste is passed on to customers in prices and the
environment in landfill, while the supermarkets' profits continue to soar. 30 percent of the U.S. food supply goes to waste — 133 billion pounds of it every year, equivalent to $161 billion. 1,249 calories per day for each and every American. That's 62 percent of the recommended 2,000-calorie adult daily diet. 45 percent of all food waste happens in the home.

Wasted Food (PDF)
Gleaming
Food Preserving

Supermarkets lost about $15 billion annually in unsold fruits and vegetables alone, and throw away, on average, 12 percent of
produce and 7 percent of meat and poultry.

Food Cowboy
Crop Mobster
Food Finder saving wasted food from stores.

About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as
much food as someone in Southeast Asia — up 50 percent from Americans in the 1970's. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans doesn't have
enough to eat, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And food waste costs us about $165 billion a year and sucks up
25 percent of our freshwater supply.

People Dying from Over Eating while People are Starving
Food Waste Info-Graph

Food waste is the largest source of municipal solid waste in the U.S. and the most destructive type of household waste in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the researchers report.

More than 1 billion metric tons of food is lost or wasted each year, never making it from the farm to fork. The energy we put into growing this food that nobody ever eats contributes 3.3 billion metric tons of annual carbon dioxide every year. Food too expensive to be purchased will rot in the warehouse. Food too unprofitable to harvest will be lost in the field. Food loss at the production and distribution level accounts for two-thirds of global food waste in a world where more than 800 million people are chronically hungry.

Cold Chain is a temperature-controlled supply chain.
Supply Chain

A Third of the World’s Food is being Wasted.
The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (or FLW Standard) is a global standard that provides requirements and guidance for quantifying and report­ing on the weight of food and/or associated inedible parts removed from the food supply chain—commonly referred to as “food loss and waste” (FLW).

Roughly 133 billion pounds of food go uneaten each year in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story people live on nothing but discarded food.

APPS that Reduce Food Waste
Food-app Reduces Food Waste
App for Food Waste
Gocopia
Food Recovery Network
Campus Kitchens
DC Central Kitchen
Pare Up App
Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark
Waste No Food
Food Share Filter
Other Apps
We the Feedies
Tango Tab   
Call or text WhatsApp us on 99625 18992 , and someone will pick it up.
Ample Harvest enables millions of growers in this country to donate excess garden produce to a local food pantry.
Still Tasty Be alerted when your food expires and know when food should be used up.
Reta get reminded before your food expires.  Food Preserving Knowledge
Food Cowboy uses mobile technology to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants to food banks and soup kitchens instead of landfills.
Leftover Swap view the available leftovers around you, make your selection, and arrange for pick-up or delivery.
Fridge Pal App Scan barcodes or enter manually to keep track of what you have at home. Get reminders for expiry dates.
FoodKeeper can help consumers use food while at peak quality and reduce waste. The storage times listed are intended as useful guidelines and are not hard-and-fast rules. Some foods may deteriorate more quickly while others may last longer than the times
suggested. The times will vary depending on the growing conditions, harvesting.
Green Egg Shopper Reduce food waste by never missing 'Use by' dates. A comprehensive shopping list app with solid built in features to let users manage shopping lists, reduce food waste, watch expenses, and avoid overbuying. Helps save MONEY, FOOD, and ENVIRONMENT in 3 simple steps.

Denmark opens first Food Waste Supermarket selling surplus produce

Looking at Food Waste
Food to Donate
Feeding The Starving
Food Stamps
Food for Thought

Half the Food from Farm to Fork is Wasted...Food industry loses 8% in Production, Trucking Wastes 4%, Grocery Stores Waste 6%, Restaurants Waste 15% and Homes Throw Away 25%
Commercial Food Waste Ban
About 40% of the planet's crops currently are fed to animals, so if we eat less meat, we will have more food.

California caterers, hotels and Restaurants throw out roughly 1.5 million tons of perfectly good food. Restaurants dump tens of thousands of tons of edible food every year. The vast majority of California's 90,000 restaurants and eateries do not participate
in Food Donation Programs.

520,000 tons of food waste is generated annually in Connecticut

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste (HBO) (youtube)

The next food movement? Maybe garbage-to-plate dining (youtube)
Manhattan restaurant Blue Hill, chef Dan Barber is turning food waste into cuisine.

Refed collectively reduce food waste at scale.
Food Shift Movement

People Donating Food are Protected from law Suites under the Food Donation Act (PDF) 
Good Samaritan Law
Child Nutrition Act
Fighting Hunger Incentive Act of 2014

The average American throws away 33 pounds of food each month. Households waste up to a third of food bought.
Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit

Farmers can lose some 30%-40% by weight of all food grown. Millions of tons of fruit and vegetables rot in fields and orchards
or are plowed over each year.
Gleaming
Composting
Waste to Energy
Farming Knowledge

Some foods from harvesting are thrown away just because of appearance and size. 
Food Waste

The average person needs to eat around 700 lbs. of food a year. 
Home Garden

Change.org reports that Americans throw away 96 billion pounds of food every year, or 263 million pounds a day.
Break it down even further, and you've got 11 million pounds of food trashed every hour, or a ton and a half each second.
Love Food Hate Waste

USDA and EPA Join with Private Sector, Charitable Organizations to Set Nation's First Food Waste Reduction Goals

Ways to Make Food Last Longer when Storing
Food Preserving
Food Dehydrator
Food Expiration Dates - Shell-Life

A study found that up to 30% of vegetables in the UK were not harvested because of their physical appearance. The report also found that between 30% and 50% of the four billion tonnes of food produced around the world each year went to waste.
It suggested that half the food bought in Europe and the US was thrown away. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers said the waste was being caused by poor storage, strict sell-by dates, bulk offers and consumer fussiness, poor engineering and agricultural practices, inadequate transport and storage infrastructure through to supermarkets demanding cosmetically perfect foodstuffs and encouraging consumers to overbuy through buy-one-get-one-free offers. The report also found that huge amounts of water, totaling 550 billion cubic metres, were being used to grow crops that were never eaten. Water for food production could reach 10 to 13 trillion cubic metres a year by 2050. 

Tristram Stuart: Global Food Waste Scandal (youtube)
Food Waste - A Story of Excess (youtube)

Inside the 1.3 billion tons of food wasted every year worldwide is 45 trillion gallons of water, and Meat, of course, requires more water in its production than any other food.

America could Feed 800 Million People from the Grain that Livestock Eat 
Factory Farms

The contribution of food waste to global and European nitrogen pollution

Europeans throw away 90 million tons of food each year costing $130 billion every year. 40 tons of food have been given away via the network Food Sharing.

Cutting food waste by a quarter would mean enough food for everyone, says UN
With the global population rising, wastage of products including 45% of all fruit and vegetables and 20% of meat is one of the greatest challenges to achieving food security. Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted, including about 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat. Meanwhile, 795 million people suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition.

The environmental impact of food loss and waste is high. The carbon footprint of food produced and not eaten is estimated at 3.3 gigatonnes of CO2, meaning that if food waste were a country it would rank as the third highest national emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China. About 1.4bn hectares, or close to 30% of available agricultural land, is used to grow or farm food that is subsequently wasted. And more surface and groundwater, or “blue water”, is used to produce wasted food around the globe than is used for agriculture by any single country, including India and China.   PDF

To Cut Food Waste, Spain's Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers communal refrigerator shared by citizens in Galdakao.

Pumpkins of almost any variety have flesh high in fiber and beta carotene. Their seeds, delicious when toasted or baked, can be rich in vitamin B-12, potassium and protein. The problem is that people didn't eat the vast majority of the 1.91 billion pounds of pumpkins grown in the U.S. in 2014. Instead of throwing away pumpkins in landfills, they make great livestock feed. You can also donate your curved pumpkins to compost at your local farmer's market, or compost them yourself.

Food waste also comes from people who eat food, but do nothing important with the energy produced by the food.
Like eating food but doing nothing except watching TV shows that don't benefit you or anyone else. Like eating food and then polluting the earth. Like eating food and doing things that indirectly kill people. If you knew that you were going to kill someone, why did you eat first? That's food waste. It's like eating the last meal before being executed, what's the point, the last thing you should be doing is putting things in your head and in your heart, and not putting things in your mouth.

People are also eating more food then they need, thus 1.9 Billion People are Over Weight and Obsess. Most foods we don't need, too much salt, sugar, bad fats and cholesterol, and highly processed foods with low nutritional value.

"No need to tell your kids anymore to finish their vegetables because kids are starving in Africa, which was an ignorant and humiliating statement to begin with, it's better to state the facts, tell them they are not just wasting food, they are in fact wasting all the time, people, energy, water and resources that went into making this food available for you to eat, so you are not just wasting food, you are wasting life. So if you are not hungry now then please save it for later, and please never forget, if you want to make the most out of what life gives you, then don't waste the opportunity that millions of people have given you, and please don't waste all the things that mother earth provides for us, this is everyone's responsibility."

Eleven months is the average age of an apple in a grocery store in the United States. This is because of cold storage where they can control temperature, gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen) and humidity; All kept at specified levels. Apples take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide as starches in the flesh change to sugar. In sealed CA rooms, this respiratory process reduces the oxygen level to slow the ripening process. Temperature is around 32 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is maintained at 95 percent. Exact conditions in the rooms are set according to the fruit variety. Fruit picked too early will not store well in CA nor will those that are picked past their proper maturity.
Controlled Atmosphere (CA storage).
Cold storage warehouse fails to protect workers from hazardous gas exposure (OSHA)


Composting
Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key
ingredient in organic farming. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, water.
Compost Tea
Fungal Compost - Mushroom Soil
Biodegradation is the disintegration of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means. Although often conflated, biodegradable is distinct in meaning from compostable. While biodegradable simply means to be consumed by microorganisms, "compostable" makes the specific demand that the object break down under composting conditions.
Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into much simpler forms of matter. The process is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biome. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. Animals, such as worms, also help decompose the organic materials. Organisms that do this are known as decomposers. Although no two organisms decompose in the same way, they all undergo the same sequential stages of decomposition.
Mulching is a layer of material applied to the surface of an area of soil to conserve moisture, to improve the fertility and health of the soil, to reduce weed growth, to enhance the visual appeal of the area.
Composting Info
How to Compost 
Composters
Fertilizer
Waste to Energy
Indoor Composter (amazon)
Composting Ordinance (wiki)
Residential Compost Collection Program
Composting Council
Avoid Common Composting Mistakes
Organic Land Care
Backyard Trench Composting
Composting turning Food Waste into Fuel and Plastic
Food Waste
Bio-Bag
Soil Testing
Manures
Chicken Manure
Project Compost
Grow nyc
Composting food waste instead of burying it in a landfill produces far less methane.
Biogas System for Home Energy Supply
Composting Toilets
Night Soil is a euphemism for human feces collected at night from cesspools, privies, etc. and sometimes used as a fertilizer. Another definition is "untreated excreta transported without water (e.g. via containers or buckets)"
Biosolids describes several forms of treated sewage sludge that is intended for agricultural use as a soil conditioner. Although sewage sludge has long been used in agriculture.
Zera makes food scraps into tomorrow's ready-to-use, homemade fertilizer.



5: The Power of "RE"


Recycle  -  Reclaim  -  Recover  -  Reduce  -  Repurpose  -  Reuse  -  Rework  -  Repair  -  Reevaluate  -  Reimagine -  Reinvent  -  Redesign  - Restore -  Refuse and Remove unsustainable Products and Services.

You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice....

What a consumer needs to know.....

Green Symbols Waste Hierarchy is the evaluation of processes that protect the environment alongside resource and energy consumption to most favourable to least favourable actions. The hierarchy establishes preferred program priorities based on sustainability. To be sustainable, waste management cannot be solved only with technical end-of-pipe solutions and an integrated approach is necessary.
Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into reusable objects to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by decreasing the need for "conventional" waste disposal and lowering greenhouse gas emissions compared to plastic production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" waste hierarchy.
Upcycling also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
Downcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of lesser quality and reduced functionality. Downcycling aims to prevent wasting potentially useful materials, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, energy usage, air pollution and water pollution. Its goals are also lowering greenhouse gas emissions (though re-use of tainted toxic chemicals for other purposes can have the opposite effect) as compared to virgin production. A clear example of downcycling is plastic recycling, which turns the material into lower grade plastics.

Repurpose
is to reuse something for a different purpose. Sometimes altering something to make it more suited for a different purpose. Adapt for use in a different way.
Repurposing is the process by which an object with one use value is transformed or redeployed as an object with an alternative use value. This kind of activity is as old as human civilization.
Reuse is to use an item again after it has been used. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function, and creative reuse where it is used for a different function.
Fungible is a product or service that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation. Freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation or purpose.
Restore - Renovate - Recreate
Retrofitting refers to the addition of new technology or features to older systems. Power plant retrofit, improving power plant efficiency / increasing output / reducing emissions. Home energy retrofit, the improving of existing buildings with energy efficiency equipment. Seismic retrofit, the process of strengthening older buildings in order to make them earthquake resistant
Benefits of a retrofit: Saving on investments while benefiting from new technologies. Optimization of existing plant components. Adaptation of the plant for new or changed products. Increase in piece number and cycle time. Guaranteed spare parts availability.
Improvisation is the process of devising a unique method of solving a problem due to lack of time or resources. In a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other than that which it was designed for, or building a device from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation in engineering is to solve a problem with the tools and materials immediately at hand. Hacking

Reduce is a process of elimination that involves reducing the amount of waste produced in society and helps to eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes, supporting the efforts to promote a more sustainable society. Waste minimisation involves redesigning products and/or changing societal patterns, concerning consumption and production, of waste generation, to prevent the creation of waste. Moderation

Only about one-tenth of all solid garbage in the United States gets recycled.

Waste Sorting is the process by which waste is separated into different elements. Waste sorting can occur manually at the household and collected through curbside collection schemes, or automatically separated in materials recovery facilities or mechanical biological treatment systems. Hand sorting was the first method used in the history of waste sorting. Organize
Home - Building Recycling
Only 5.7% of all plastics are recycled every year.
Solid Waste Recycling Facts
EPA (PDF)
72% of Americans do not know plastics are made from petroleum and 40% believe petroleum plastics will biodegrade at some
point. (Insight Marketing and ADM study, April 27, 2007)
Singularity University Student Projects - UpCycle (youtube)
10% of U.S. oil consumption - approximately 2 million barrels a day - is used to make plastic.
(Insight Marketing and ADM study, April 27, 2007) 
Recycle Facts
Ferris Wheel Recycling Center
Plastic does not biodegrade, but instead goes through the process of photo degradation, where it turns into plastic dust.
(Waste study, Agalita Foundation for Marine Research)
Recycling Resources 
Unwasted: The Future of Business on Earth (youtube)

Disposable Item Time in Months to Biodegrade:
Recyclable products (when composted properly): 2-3
Cotton Rags: 1-5
Paper: 2-5
Rope: 3-14
Orange peels: 6
Cigarette butts: 12-144
Paper milk cartons (plastic coated): 60
Plastic bags: 120-240
Leather shoes: 300-480
Nylon fabric: 360-480
Tin cans: 600-1200
Plastic 6-pack holder rings: 5400
Glass bottles: 12 million (that means you can use the same glass your entire life, and then pass it on to future generations)
Plastic bottles: Forever

List above is from World Wise

Recyclaholics
Pollution and Hazardous Waste
Biodegradation

In the U.S., 4.39 pounds of trash per day and up to 56 tons of trash per year are created by the average person. 
Every year we fill enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon.  
Each day the United States throws away enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks.
Almost 1/3 of the waste generated in the U.S. is packaging.
Disposable diapers take centuries to biodegrade. The average baby soils about 8,000 of them before toilet training kicks in,
adds up to 3.7 million tons of municipal waste each year, up from 350,000 tons in 1970. That means that 2.3 percent of landfill
waste in the U.S. is diapers.
Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Garbage Patch   Commodification (wiki)
Every year, Americans make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.
Americans throw away enough aluminum cans to rebuild our commercial air fleet every three months, and enough iron and
steel to supply all our nation's automakers every day.
Throwing away one aluminum can wastes as much energy as if that can were 1/2 full of gasoline.
In the U.S., an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated during the holidays. Four million tons of this is wrapping paper
and shopping bags.
Americans receive almost 4 million tons of junk mail every year. Most of it winds up in landfills.
Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator 300 times.
The average American office worker goes through around 500 disposable cups every year.
Nearly 44 million American workers purchase or eat lunch out every weekday.
As of 1992, 14 billion pounds of trash were dumped into ocean annually around the world.
Forty-three thousand tons of food is thrown out in the United States each day.
Sixty-five billion aluminum soda cans are used each year.
Environmental Awareness

Recycling Hotline Earth 911
1-800-CLEANUP
Recycling Facts
EPA Disposing Appliances Responsibly
Call 2 Recycle
Free Cycle
Reverse Logistics (wiki)
Recycling Info
Memory X
CG
E.C.A.
Green Dot
Freedom Recycling
Green Plug
Recycle
Renew
Recycle Beds
Recycle (UK)

E-Waste
Recycle old Electronic Devices - PDF
Electronic Recyclers
E Recycle
Scraps
Biodegradable Electronics (wiki)
Buy and Sell old Electronics
My Green Electronics
Electronics Recycling
Electronics Take Back
No Dirty Gold
The Story of Electronics (2010) (youtube)
Fixing Old Electronics
E-Waste Electronics Recycling NYC Gadget Trash
Electronics Reuse Conference discovers new techniques for refurbishing and recycling electronics efficiently and cost effectively.
The End of Ownership (VPRO Backlight, 47:52)
Reverse Logistics

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years since 2012, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm. The United Nations University says China is the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling.

Researchers looked at the life cycle of a mobile phone and found that in the United Kingdom alone, there are 85 million unused phones sitting around, containing $170 million worth of gold among their internal parts. For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold, and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered. But we’re only recycling 8 percent of our phones. 

Recycle your Cell Phone
Donate Cell Phone
Envirofone

Warning: Make sure that the electronic recycling company you're using is not sending electronic waste to foreign countries.  
About 50 million tons of electronic waste were generated worldwide in 2012, that number could grow to 65.4 million tons of e-waste by 2017, with the majority of the waste in the world coming from manufacturing and production. Basel Action Network tracked electronic waste donated to recycling centers in the U.S., and found out that 40 percent of it ended up in dumps in Hong Kong. Poison

Environmentally friendly way of extracting gold from waste electronics has been discovered by Scottish based chemists. (youtube) (7% Gold, 300 tons)

Electronic Waste Reycling Amounts by Year
E-Waste Global Graphic (image)

E.P.A
Get Paid to Recycle at Recycle Bank
Greenopolis
Urban Mining
Money Saving Ideas
The Giving Keys
Recycle 4 U
Terra Cycle
Ban the Bottle
National Recycling Coalition
Mattress Recycling
Furniture Recycling
Corporate Recycling
Upcycling
Carpet Recovery
Quest Recycling
Textile Recycling
Hip-Cycle
Green Ideas  
Recycling Facts and Figures
Single Stream Recycling
Reusable Surplus Building Materials
Make a Home Foundation
Repurposed Materials Inc
Eco-Cycle
i Recycle Phone App Locates recycling places nearby  
I use a pay as you go Smartphone. Saves money and lowers the risk of brain tumors and low sperm count from Microwaves.
Product Stewardship Safely Disposing of Hazardous Products
Resource Efficiency Experts
Environmental Awareness
Converting packing peanuts to battery components
Avoiding Planned Obsolescence
Green Products
Recycle Tennis Balls
Reverse Vending Recycling Machines
Super Grinder! Red Giant Eats a Car in Under 2 Minutes
Giving furniture a second life with IKEA
Tytec Recycling tyres into Reclaimed Steel, Diesel Oil and Carbon.

Reuse Info-Graph

The Crayon Initiative Every year, up to 75,000 pounds of crayons get thrown away by restaurants and schools.

We are Swimming in Garbage, a tsunami of waste that is poisoning the land, the air, the water and the animals we eat.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)—more commonly known as trash or garbage—consists of everyday items we use and then throw away, such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries. This comes from our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. 
Pollution
Landfill Diversion (wiki)
Americans generated about 251 million tons of trash in 2012  The average person generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day
Approximately 55% of 220 million tons of waste generated each year in the United States ends up in one of the over 3,500 landfills. Current Global MSW generation levels are approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year, and are expected to increase to approximately 2.2 billion tonnes per year by 2025.  
Waste by Country
MSW (PDF)

Japanese town Kamikatsu will be Zero waste by 2020, No Trash. At the moment they have 34 categories of recycling. 80% of there waste gets reused, recycled and composted, and only 20% goes to landfill.

Use recyclable paper products and if you have to use Paper Towels buy the ones that can give smaller pieces.
I never but paper towels anymore. I use a dish towel, hanky or cotton dinner napkins instead of paper towels.
EPA studies indicate the average American generates about 1,600 pounds of trash per year more than half goes to a Landfill.
Reclaimed Timber
Forest Preservation
Hemp Products
Seventh Generation
Green Field Paper
Cardboard Design
Humus (wiki)
Living Paper
Turn your beer bottles into glass cups 5 easy steps


Stop Junk Mail:  
Catalog Choice
Ban the Phonebook and save 5 million trees each year.
(19 billion catalogs = 53 million trees 56 billion gallons of waste water) 
Opt Out Prescreen
Junk Mail Stoppers
Direct Marketing
Do Not Call
Donate Magazines
Tell your mail carrier to stop putting junk mail in your mail box.
"No Free Papers or Handbills"
Get Rid of Junk Mail (wikihow)

All that garbage that comes in the mail. Junk Mail should be a crime. People should not be allowed to use peoples time and use our resources to send people something in the mail they don't need. What a waste of paper to spend it on useless information. And the news-papers are not any better. News-Papers have about 10% useful information, with the other 90% is of the information being irrelevant. This garbage and waste should not be forced on people. It's disrespectful to waste resources and it's disrespectful to waste peoples time with Useless Information, especially when some images are degrading to humans on several levels. All printed media should be 90% useful information. And the other 10% should be clearly labeled as irrelevant information. This would increase everyone's knowledge about their community and offer everyone a chance to communicate important information. When people are more informed about their surroundings, the surroundings will always improve because they are now more aware of the possibilities. That's just natural, so why are we acting so unnatural?
Save the Post Office 


Landfills and Waste

Waste Collector
Waste Disposal
Landfills
Waste Hierarchy
Sanitation
Recycling

Nations generate 1.3 billion tons of waste. That’s expected to soar to 4 billion tons by 2100. Seventy percent of U.S. municipal solid waste gets buried in Landfills. 108,234 tons of waste per day is incinerated.
Landfills continue to dwindle in number. In 1979, there were an estimated 18,500 landfills in the nation. In 1988, there were
8000 landfills, in 2005 there were 1,654. (EPA figures)

3 million working refrigerators are thrown away annually in the U.S.
1.5 computers are thrown away annually, with 90% still working.
Electronics Recycling

1.5 million tires are Dumped every year

Destructive Distillation is the chemical process involving the decomposition of feedstock by heating it to a high temperature; the term generally applies to processing of organic material in the absence of air or in the presence of limited amounts of oxygen or other reagents, catalysts, or solvents, such as steam or phenols. It is an application of pyrolysis. The process breaks up or 'cracks' large molecules. Coke, coal gas, gas carbon, coal tar, Buckminsterfullerene, ammonia liquor, and "coal oil" historically, are examples of commercial products of the destructive distillation of coal.
Depolymerization plant India - waste plastic and used tires to fuel (youtube)

The Mafia Is Trashing Italy (video)
Dioxin (wiki)

Each American exerts three times as much pressure on the natural environment as the global average.
America is home to 5% of the world's population, yet it consumes 1/3 of the Earth's timber and paper; making paper the
largest part of the waste stream at 37.5% of the total waste stream.
Packaging adds 29 million tons of non-biodegradable waste to landfills every year. 11.8% of all US annual municipal solid
waste is plastic.

The average American creates 4.5 pounds of trash per day
Activist Wears A Month's Worth Of Trash To Visualize Our Wasteful Habits (youtube) Trash Me with Rob Greenfield.

Clean Air Council
Waste to Energy
Plastic Waste

Zero Waste Sending nothing to landfill is a foreseeable future.

No Impact Man
No Impact Project
No Impact Film
Green Products   
Whittled Down
Carbon Neutral Lifestyle with Doug Fine (youtube)
Small Homes
Low Impact Living
Sustainability 
Minimizing Entropy
Living Trash Free

The average American produces more than four pounds of trash and recyclables per day, about 1,500 pounds per year.
My first year of living trash-and recycling-free, I produced a little more than seven and a half pounds of waste.

Sweden sends less than 1% of household trash ends up in landfills. This is in part due to the 32 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that have been set up across the country.

What Countries Generate the Most Garbage

A cow's flatulence could fill a 55-gallon (250-litre) bag with methane in one day.

Textiles

We’re buying more than 80 billion new items of clothing each year, and we’re tossing nearly as much to make room for them.
We purchase 400 percent more clothing today than we did 20 years ago. An estimated 14.3 million tons of textiles were generated in 2012. The average American tosses 82 pounds of textile waste each year, which adds up to 11 million tons of the stuff from our country alone. Textiles aren’t biodegradable, which means they sit in landfills for at least 200 years. As a result, they release harmful gases into the air. 

Textile Recycling
Wear Donate Recycle
Disposable
Consumables
Consumerism - Consumptionism
True Cost Movie


Use a Reusable Grocery Bag or a Backpack when food shopping and buying food
Green Movers
Rent Moving Boxes
Reuse this Bag
Custom Grocery Bag

Green Products
Made in America
It takes 12 million barrels of oil to make 88.5 billion plastic bags.
Toxic Free Canada
Use Tupperware or Pyrex Glass Containers instead of Zip Lock Bags, Aluminum Foil or Plastic Wrap for food storage.
Bulk is Green
Biodegradable Compostable 13 Gallon Tall Kitchen Bags
Bio-Plastics

Biodegradable’ Plastics Are A Big Fat Lie
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

If I could get Unpackaged Food and pick up my food in Reusable Containers I could cut down on trash.   Take-Out

Closed Loop Cycle for Biopolymers



I never buy Bottled Water, I use a Reusable Water Bottle and Filter the water if needed.
Recycle Your Brita Water Filter Cartridges and Plastic Pitchers
Gimme 5 Locations
People spend 90 billion dollars a year on bottled water. Stop buying bottled water. If having a party or sport function try having an advertiser supply reusable water bottles. Pens and Sports Bottle World are two companies that will print anything on a reusable water bottle. Americans thrown away 30 billion plastic bottles every year and 30 million everyday.
Bamboo Bottle
Commodification (wiki)
Plastic Recycling (wiki)
Repreve
Recycling Plastic Bottles into Polyester Yarn on "How It's Made" (youtube)

Neri Oxman: Design at the intersection of technology and biology (video and text)
Chitin (wiki) 
Chitosan A replacement for plastics that is 100 percent recyclable

2 million die every year around the world from polluted and contaminated water. 
Article 31
Water Safety
The U.N. estimates that it would take 30 billion dollars to bring safe clean drinking water for everyone on the planet.
Lignin
Free Flo
Project Kaisei
The Plastiki
Tapped the Film
The Story of Bottled Water (2010) (youtube)
Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year.
Plastic 2 Oil

Bioplastic Created from Shrimp Shells
Bioplastic (wiki)
California Bans Plastic Bags

Bag it 2011 (video on hulu - 1 hr. 18 min )
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali (video and text)

Oil for Plastic
Man Transforms Plastic Containers Back Into Oil (youtube)
Fuel From Plastic Waste (youtube) - Cynar Plastic Energy Limited
Pyrolysis (wiki)
Roads Made of Recycled Plastic
Seabin Project

Nineteen National Parks – from the Grand Canyon to Zion – have banned the sale of plastic water bottles, replacing them with refillable bottles and free tap water. In Zion National, they're eliminating 60,000 bottles a year

Saltwater Brewery Has Created Six-Pack Holders That Can Be Eaten By Marine Life.

Plastic Made Annually: 30 million tons in the USA, 5 million tons in the UK and 1.5 million tons in Australia.

Sawatdee Silibagz
Silicone Rubber (wiki)

"Pollution Starts at your Front Door"

Garbage Patch convergence Zone

Great Pacific Garbage Patch, has been growing since 1950. Floating toxic plastic garbage, twice the size of Texas, is growing in the pacific between California and Hawaii. 
Garbage Island (video)
The Ocean Cleanup OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY LITTER THE OCEAN. Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one is between Hawaii and California.
5 Trillion Plastic Pieces

Countries that Pollute the Oceans the most

The trash stew is 80 percent plastic and weighs more than 3.5 million tons.
Midway Journey
Great Lakes
Microplastics (wiki)

Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (2014) (video)
Plastics are in 90 percent of seabirds guts.

Micro-Plastic Particles threaten Fish Larvae. Researchers have found that larval fish exposed to microplastic particles during development displayed changed behaviors and stunted growth which lead to greatly increased mortality rates. The researchers discovered that larval perch that had access to microplastic particles only ate plastic and ignored their natural food source of free-swimming zooplankton.
Food Quality Effects on Zooplankton Growth and Energy Transfer in Pelagic Freshwater Food Webs

An estimated 24,000 tons of plastics are ingested by fish in the North Pacific alone each year
Fish Food
Seafood (wiki)
Fisheries and aquaculture support the livelihoods of an estimated 540 million people and is the most-traded of food commodities, worth a record $102 billion in 2008. world production of fish and fish products rose from 140 million tonnes in 2007 to 145 million tonnes in 2009. Fish contributes to at least 50 percent of total animal protein intake in some small island developing states.

Somewhere between 15 trillion and 51 trillions pieces of plastic litters the world’s oceans, that’s three to 10 times more plastic than scientists had previously estimated.

Humans leak a staggering 8 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean each year, according to research published in Science Magazine. If our behavior doesn’t change, Ocean Conservancy says, we’ll double that rate in just 10 years.

China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are spewing out as much as 60 percent of the plastic waste that enters the world’s seas

Water Wheel Garbage Skimmer (youtube)
Since May 2014, it has removed 40 tons of trash from the harbor. Solar-Powered
Floating Water Drone Eats Garbage Waste Shark Aquadrones in the port of Rotterdam.
2 young scientists Break Down Plastic with Bacteria (youtube)
How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft (youtube)
Boyan Slat Robotic Ocean Vacuum
Ocean Gyre's
Floating Boom Cleans Ocean
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program
Cleaning the Oceans one Marina at a Time
Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation volunteers cleared nearly five tons of trash from San Diego beaches this year, nearly a ton more than last year, organizers said. In 82 cleanups, 6,489 volunteers cleaned 9,544 pounds of trash in 2013, the organizations stated in a year-end report. That’s 1,950 more pounds than they collected in 2012.
Marine Debris (wiki)
Beach buoys deployed to detect water contamination
Whale Shaped Floating Garden Cleans the Worlds Rivers
Stemscopes
Ocean Protection
Plastic Oceans
The Ocean Cleanup (Boomy McBoomface)
Plastic Waste Solutions
Sea Steading Floating Cities
Blue Seed

Man-made pollutants found in Earth's deepest ocean trenches

Where Plastic Waste Goes



6: Death


Die with Dignity..ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

And when I die of course I will not stop being Eco-friendly. I will be buried in an biodegradable casket in a Green Cemetery with no Headstone and no Formaldehyde. Every year Americans bury enough steal from caskets to build the golden gate bridge. The U.S. buries about 90,272 tons of steel caskets, 1.64 million tons of reinforced concrete vaults and 827,060 gallons of embalming fluid, talk about waste and abuse, poising the land and wasting resources is not a good way to honor the dead. Each year, 2.6 million people die in the United States, and most are buried in a cemetery or cremated, impacting land use and contributing to climate change. By 2030, estimates say that 70 percent of dead bodies will be cremated nationwide. Some choose it for the lower cost, while others choose cremation for environmental reasons.

I thought of being Cremated, but why waste the energy and cause pollution when the worms need to eat too. In India each traditional cremation consumes nearly 900 pounds of wood.

A Scottish company called Resomation is offering a new way to cremate: using alkaline hydrolysis, also known as water cremation. In the process, a body is placed in a silk bag and loaded into a machine filled with a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide, set to 356 degrees Fahrenheit. The chemicals and temperature break down the body into its chemical components. In 3-4 hours, a family gets back bone ash (similar to traditional cremation using fire) — and the company says the machine uses only 1/8 of the energy required for cremation and doesn't emit mercury into the air.

Infinity Burial Suit returns your body to the earth without harming the environment.
Jae Rhim Lee: Mushroom Burial Suit (youtube)

Urban Death Project, my final resting place, recycled, just like life does naturally. Recomposition Core that will return human nutrients to the ground. Designer Katrina Spade created the idea for a several-storied building, within city limits, in which a collective pile of bodies can compost over time and ultimately be used as fertilizer. "The living carry loved ones up a ramp, and lay them into the wood chips," she says. "As the body is transformed, it moves downward into the core. The living take their energy to start the bodies of the dead to give new energy through the composted soil." Weeks or months later, a family could return to take home some of the composted soil. Urban Death Project Kickstarter Video (youtube)
Recomposition Center turns Loved ones into Compost. The decomposition process takes four weeks. The 10-bay recomposition center accommodates one memorial service at a time; allowing only two services a day, to ensure families won’t feel rushed. Once the compost is finished, families can pick up some of the soil to take home—but there’s no guarantee it comes exclusively from their loved one. (Decompiculture)

I would like to Combine a Natural Burial with a Tree.
Poetree Burial Planter  Maybe a fruit tree?
A fully biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life
Memorial Trees 
Bios Incube is the world´s first system designed to help grow the remains of your loved ones into trees.

Dispose of my body with respect to me, with respect to my family, with respect to my friends, and with respect to the planet.

Everyone should have a mock funeral done by family and friends, and vise versa. This way everyone can get a glimpse of how they will be remembered, and also understand all the responsibilities of a funeral, a memorial and burying a loved one.
Preparing yourself for Death

Home Funerals
Home Funeral Alliance
Home Funeral Directory
National Funeral Directors Association

Natural Burial
Conservation Burial Ramsey Creek preserve in 1998, the first “green cemetery” in the United States.
Green Burials
Green Burial Council
Steelman Town Cemetery
Eco Coffins
Creative Coffins
Colorful Coffins 
Funeral Planning
Funeral History Museum
Bacterial Toxic Remediation
Earth Friendly Cremations
Infinity Burial Project
Order of the Good Death
E Funeral

Eternal Reef combines a cremation urn, ash scattering, and burial at sea into one meaningful, permanent environmental tribute to life. An Eternal Reef is a designed reef made of environmentally-safe cast concrete.

Life Gem turns ashes into diamonds and hair into diamonds, a full line of cremation jewelry, rings, and pendants.

Launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit

Living Headstones with QR Codes Having a memorial website for your decease doesn't need a headstone? 

Cemetery Knowledge
Humans have been burying their dead for 30,000 thousand years. The Death Industry in America is a $15 billion a year industry that includes Funeral Homes, Crematoriums, and cemeteries, but excludes related costs such as Headstones and Crypts.

The average cost of a funeral is $7,323. Almost 2.5 million people died in the United States in 2008, and 1.8 million of these
bodies were placed into Coffins. Some 55 million people are reckoned to pass away each year. Most of the 19,500 funeral homes are controlled by Ten Companies. There is an estimated 500,000 Cemeteries in America.

Cemetery (wiki)
Lists of Cemeteries (wiki)
List of Cemeteries in America (wiki)
List of Burial Mounds in the U.S.
Tumulus

Mass Grave
Mass Graves in Iraq
Epitaph (wiki)

Cemeteries
Family Search Cemeteries
Find a Grave
United States Cemetery Records
Old Graves Photos

"As I approach old age, it seems that most of my social life is the result of funerals. Why do people sometimes come together more in death, then they do in life?"

Pallbearer

Autopsy is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse to determine the cause and manner of death and to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present. It is usually performed by a specialized medical doctor called a pathologist.

Postmortem is an examination of a dead body to find out the cause of death. An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease. A discussion or analysis of something (such as an event) after it has ended.

Forensic Pathology is determining the cause of death by examining a corpse.








Tomorrow’s Child

Without a name; an unseen face
and knowing not your time nor place
Tomorrow’s Child, though yet unborn,
I met you first last Tuesday morn.

A wise friend introduced us two,
and through his sobering point of view
I saw a day that you would see;
a day for you, but not for me

Knowing you has changed my thinking,
for I never had an inkling
That perhaps the things I do
might someday, somehow, threaten you

Tomorrow’s Child, my daughter-son
I’m afraid I’ve just begun
To think of you and of your good,
Though always having known I should.

Begin I will to weigh the cost
of what I squander; what is lost
If ever I forget that you
will someday come to live here too.

© Poem by Glenn Thomas


I have come to terms with the future.
From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth.
Plant trees. Kill no living things.
Live in harmony with all creatures.
I will restore the earth where I am.
Use no more of its resources than I need.
And listen, listen to what it is telling me.

-- M.J. Slim Hooey


"People do not look outside the paradigms they are operating in and thus fail to see the long term consequences."


Environmental Sayings




Wind Energy Turbines


Example of how Rants and Profanity are Ineffective and Ignorant when trying to Explain a Problem...


"Why is that corporations and governments make it easy for people to be a scumbags, while making it harder to be a logical thoughtful person? How is it when I want to make a better choice , people want to f*cking charge you more, just because I care about life, well go f*ck yourself you f*cking scumbag, who the f*ck are you trying to profit off other peoples good decisions? Is it that you don't want life to improve? How about getting the f*ck off this planet, guess what, that's the reason why private companies are sending people into space, a one way ride NN, now get the f*ck off our planet sh*tbag. - This text was supplied by a Super Ranter Algorithm ™, Ai really does work, wow!"

Diatribe: Thunderous verbal attack. Why this type of speech is ineffective?

Super-Recursive Algorithm are a generalization of ordinary algorithms that are more powerful, that is, compute more than Turing machines. So Ai found an answer, but it's still looking for more possible answers, just incase the first answer was not good enough..which is freaking brilliant, just like a human. What goes around comes around.




The Thinker Man