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Buckminster Fuller’s Legacy Inspires Sustainability Projects Across the Globe

Posted by Alan Gill on

Buckminster Fuller’s Legacy Inspires Sustainability Projects Across the Globe

Every day, you hear about a new way that humans are harming our planet, whether it's through earthquake-causing fracking, ozone-obliterating pollution, or ecosystem-destroying business practices. Whew. Happy thoughts, happy thoughts. Today, on Earth Day (April 22nd) we turn our focus to positive thoughts about the future of Planet Earth. Photo Credit: Siemens Germany by Christian Kuhna Maybe that’s one reason why we are so smitten by the great Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller, a legendary 20th century polymath and a steadfast advocate for sustainable innovations. We wondered how many people felt as dismayed as we did by this destruction and were working, like...

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Five Ways Craft Brewers are Creating Beers With a Lighter Environmental Footprint

Posted by Rachel Bell on

Five Ways Craft Brewers are Creating Beers With a Lighter Environmental Footprint

Like many of the products we love, alcohol production isn’t always easy on the environment. Between the water consumption, energy needed to produce the product, and transportation, it takes a lot of resources to get our favorite beer into the glass. It may have all started with the Bottle Bill, a law that varies by state (check out The Field Guide to Drinking in America for info by state), but brewers have come a long way in sustainability efforts since 1971. Luckily, many craft beer producers have recognized the need to focus on sustainability. On this Earth Day (April 22) we’re going to take...

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