Dust to Dust: The Business of Human Composting
A Washington-based startup is now accepting prepayment for a death-care service that turns dead bodies into life-giving, garden-variety compost. Is this the future of death-care?
The Year When Normal Became Extinct
In a year that has forgotten the meaning of normality, the calamitous turns of 2020 only serve to emphasize the new normal.
Hot Gear Tips to Help You Cool Your Home this Summer
This summer will probably be hotter than anything your grandparents ever experienced when they were your age. But are we supposed to languish helplessly in the heat? Of course not.
Our Picks for the Best Home Emergency Equipment and Supplies
We’ve rounded up a list of basic items you should have at home in case of a large-scale emergency. Trust us, you’ll sleep easier knowing that you’ll be ready when disaster does strike.
Essential Gear for Your Spring and Summer Campsite
It’s time to go camping! Here’s our guide to the essential equipment you’ll need for your campsite.
How everyone, everywhere, can compost – yes, even you!
By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! No matter where you live, everyone can and should be composting. Of course, not all of us can be running a large-scale, 50-tonne windrow operation out of our backyard or tiny apartment balcony. But there are alternatives for practically every lifestyle. Here are three different ways to compost your […]
Australians are red hot over climate change!
Four years ago I stood as an independent candidate for the Australian federal parliament. I didn’t win but I made a real dent in the expectations of the sitting member. My single biggest issue was the urgent need for climate change mitigation. The sitting member was – and still appears to be – a climate […]
It’s official… Microplastics Are Now a Part of Your Diet!
OK – so we’ve all seen the horror images of whale, fish and bird stomachs blocked with plastic. Now it’s your turn. You’re ingesting microplastics but they are not lodging in your stomach… they’re in your organs! “IN A FEW SHORT DECADES, WE’VE GONE FROM SEEING PLASTIC AS A WONDERFUL BENEFIT TO CONSIDERING IT A […]
State of the Union or State of Despair?
Here in Australia, we – and indeed, many other citizens of Western nations, follow the antics of Trump and the US Senate with bewilderment. It has nothing to do with left or right leanings. It is about the extraordinary abuses of power we are witnessing. Abuses that are fueled by the massive divide – dare […]
No More Live Music? — Coldplay Won’t Go On Tour Unless Shows Are Carbon Neutral
British rock band and worldwide phenomenon Coldplay announced last November that they won’t go on tour for their new album Everyday Life to avoid the enormous carbon footprint it would produce. Touring is a big source of revenue for musicians but with all of the cross-country flights, tour buses, housing the musicians and staff, electricity […]