Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TEDx talk: Everything has potential

Not long ago our Paul Nonnenmacher gave a talk at the TEDx Bushnell Park event on how even the most objectionable places can house incredible things:
TEDx Bushnell Park

Friday, August 23, 2013

Still revolutionary? Yes!

Our friend of many years, Paul Kallmeyer, recently sent us something he came across while going through some old items. This flag was used to introduce recycling to southwestern Connecticut cities and towns back in 1991, and Paul was one of the leaders of that movement.

Recycling was a revolution back then. "You mean we can't just put everything in the garbage can anymore?" was commonly heard.

Since its introduction, recycling has expanded; we can now recycle junk mail, catalogs, magazines, large plastic items, phone books and many more items that couldn't go in the recycling bin back then. Today, Connecticut has the most sustainable solid-waste system in the country, and one of the best in the world, because of our state's use of trash-to-energy and aggressive recycling.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Another view from the top

David K. Leff, who says his blog is about "discovering the commonplace world near at hand" and "exploring wonders hidden in plain sight," visited the Hartford landfill recently. Here's what he found: