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This Furniture Used to be Political Campaign Signs

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By Daniela Walker for Collectively

After the dust has settled on an election in Brazil, there is one visible reminder of what went down: piles of political campaign sandwich boards strewn across streets and sidewalks, no longer wanted or needed. In the country's capital, Brasilia, there is 50 tons of campaign trash leftover each election year, according to JWT Brazil. But this year, Mobilise Brasil, a non-profit initiative that......read more

Meet the 23-Year Old Who Has Produced No Waste For the Last Two Years

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Collectively sits down with Lauren Singer to discuss her waste-free lifestyle

Lauren Singer, a 23-year-old living in New York City, has produced no trash for the last two years. And by no, we mean none, zilch, zero. What sounds practically impossible is in fact totally doable, and as Lauren explains, the benefits go well beyond helping the environment. The transition to a waste-free lifestyle means she eats better, has more money, and is a happier person for......read more

How One Designer Gave Typhoon Debris A Second Chance At Life

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From our good friends at collectively

Interview by Scott Pierce Bernardo Urbina is a furniture designer from Costa Rica. After graduating from Pratt and receiving his Master's from Politecnico de Milano, he realized he wasn't ready to completely pack his bags and go home. But he was ready for a new kind of metropolis. So he ended up in Cebu City, the Philippine's second most populous city after Manila, which......read more

Amazon Gets Green Light To Test Drones In The US

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From Our Good Friends At Collectively

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just gave Amazon the green light to test its drones to deliver packages. But the Seattle-based company will have to comply with strict regulations to do so. Don't expect to see a drone delivering your next care package from Mom; the testing will be done in a rural, sparsely populated area of Washington state. While some see......read more

Super Coral!

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From Our Friends At Collectively

The world’s coral reefs – Technicolor underwater visions teaming with marine life – are gradually turning into rubble and ruins, as rising sea temperatures and climate change are wiping them out in mass executions. Scientists in Hawaii, however, are nudging along evolution in the hope of creating a super coral that will come to the rescue. Coral, you see, is not just a pretty......read more

Wanderment

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From the Upthink Lab via Collectively

This is green porn in the best sense possible. Time lapse and nature always tend to hook us.  But this one is, as our friends at Collectivley put it, a stand out.  Throw in a quote from John Muir, and there's your real money shot. From meandering streams and forest-dwelling organisms to the grandeur of high mountains above tree-line, this short wanders through the contrasting......read more

What Does It Mean To Be A "Forager" For Whole Foods?

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Rachel Signer for Collectively

You may think of a "forager" as a guy in a plaid shirt, with a scruffy beard, wearing knee-high rubber boots and digging into the earth for pea shoots, ramps, or exotic mushrooms. Those people exist! But a professional forager is someone who is crucial to the construction of regional food systems. And he or she probably does visit farms and forests sometimes, but more likely is leading a fairly......read more

Thank You for Sharing

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Collaborative consumption is the new rideshare, writes Daniela Walker for our friends at Collectively

Daniela Walker for Collectively: Six years ago the idea of a stranger staying your in apartment while you were away was an uncomfortable thought. Who would want a stranger snooping around their stuff? Invading their private space? And then people began to realize that they could make money from strangers inhabiting their place and thus, Airbnb was born. While that is not an accurate history......read more

Is Real Time Farms the Wikipedia of Food?

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A new website aims "to collectively document the whole food system"

The locavore craze, once the domain of a handful of hardline foodies, has gone mainstream. A seeming majority of restaurants now list describe their food as "local." But do we know where precisely each ingredient was produced? Not now, but if Real Time Farms has its way, we will soon. Launched by an ex-Google software engineer in the spring of 2010, Real Time Farms is a web-based, crowdsourced......read more

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