Issue #103
October 15, 2014

Boo! Be Scared of Hallo-waste! [Infographic]

I have always loved Halloween – the excuse to costume up, carve a pumpkin, and eat candy make for a great holiday. More than 170 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, dressing up and decorating their homes. According to USAgain, a Chicago-based clothing recycling firm, there is a darker side to the occasion, and they’re not talking about spooky costumes. Nearly 85 percent of the textiles used for Halloween will be used for that day alone, and then are destined for landfill. ... Read More

It's Too Early to Stay Indoors!

As we bid adieu to the long hot summer days, we give a great big welcome to the crisp autumn season. When I think of fall, immediately I conjure up thoughts of all the fun outdoor activities and tasty foods that I’ve craved since the dark days of winter. Here are a few ideas for getting up and out this fall. ... Read More

What to do with that Leftover Pumpkin

Picture this: a 60-something year old man, a family physician at that, lurking through his neighborhood in a cloak of darkness late at night on October 31, long after the slews of tricker treaters hav ... Read More
Issue #103
October 15, 2014