Category Archives: Innovation

Can Minimalism Bring Joy and Change the World?

Can Minimalism Bring Joy and Change the World?

The art of minimalism has been around for centuries. Many throughout the years have espoused the idea of owning less, thereby wasting less, and living a life based on accomplishment, emotions, and interactions—not things. In today’s world of capitalist excess, the notion of minimalism has essentially disappeared for most people. In this strange minimal existence,… Read More…

How One Innovator’s Dream Could Actually Conquer Pollution

How One Innovator’s Dream Could Actually Conquer Pollution

If you’ve been paying attention to the environmental plight of the ocean, you have likely heard stories about the Great Garbage Patch of the Pacific. This swirling vortex of marine debris particles—primarily consisting of microplastics and chemical sludge—was recently discovered around 1985 by some researchers in Alaska. These high concentrations of human-generated waste have created… Read More…

How 3 of the Most Sustainable Companies in the World Might Save It

How 3 of the Most Sustainable Companies in the World Might Save It

The problems surrounding the environment are substantial, and as such, they require big solutions. But while creating laws and regulations designed to protect the ecosystem are important, they are likely not enough to completely address the issue. Because of this, it is essential for companies, people, and really the entire planet to start thinking of… Read More…

How the Garbage King of Beirut Found Love in a Landfill

How the Garbage King of Beirut Found Love in a Landfill

Most people probably think it’s not possible to have a love affair with garbage, but Ziad Abichaker would disagree. As a citizen of Beirut, Lebanon, he embraces all of its beauty and shortcomings, including its significant garbage problem. Although he is a structural and environmental engineer by trade, he is also known as “The Garbage… Read More…