Sustainable Meets Charitable
Oct28

Sustainable Meets Charitable

ASID Wisconsin and The Green Design Center’s First Annual Sample Recycling Event a Success On Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID’s Sustainability Advocacy Committee, in coordination with The Green Design Center of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held the first annual Sample Recycling Event to find a home for unused and unwanted commercial design materials. By the end of the two-day event, 8,965...

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Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp
Feb18

Shedding Light on the Moser Lamp

In the midst of yet another electricity blackout in the Brazilian countryside in 2002, Alfredo Moser, a mechanic from Southern Brazil’s Uberaba, and his friends discussed ways to beckon rescuers during an emergency. During these blackouts, factories tended to have power while homes were left in the dark. Moser and his friends pictured emergencies when homes had no power and there were limited ways to start a signal fire. Moser’s boss...

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Advice on Composting During the Winter Months
Dec03

Advice on Composting During the Winter Months

Compost is a popular way to dispose of  household organic waste, at least during the summer.  Composting your household waste helps to speed up the natural process of its decay through the growth of aerobic bacteria.  These aerobic bacteria eat away within your compost, and while doing so the bacteria become a type of natural heating force within the pile.  Brown materials (carbon-rich) and green materials (nitrogen-rich) are favorite...

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season
Dec03

Creating an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

The holidays are a joy filled time of the year. It’s a time to eat delicious food, spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts, and give back to those less fortunate. However, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holidays and forget that not only are your electricity bills rising, so are your impacts on the environment. So this year, why not try making it an eco-friendly holiday season? One of the best ways to...

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Practical Advice on Greening Your Commute
Dec03

Practical Advice on Greening Your Commute

Annoyed by your drive to work?  Wanting to change up your routine?  Instead of wasting time, would you be interested in making a difference with your commute?  Making your commute eco-friendly is the answer to all three of these questions.  With so many available options to people across the globe, anyone has the potential to make a difference by greening their commute.  From bicycling to buses to even rowing on local waterways,...

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Measuring Sustainability in the Fashion Industry
Nov12

Measuring Sustainability in the Fashion Industry

Do you ever wonder how the sustainability of clothing production can be measured? The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a joint effort of both clothing manufacturers and not-for-profit organizations is attempting to find a solution to that problem. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition “seeks to lead the [apparel] industry toward a shared version of sustainability built upon a common approach for measuring and evaluating apparel and footwear...

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