Thailand is Drowning in Waste! – Part 1: The Challenge

I participated in an interesting summit of academics and government officials towards the end of the summer. The event, “Revitalizing Rural Development for Poverty Eradication in Asia,” featured three tracks of discussions about (1) natural resources and the environment, (2) rights and democratization, & (3) livelihood and wellbeing. I joined the track around natural resources and […]

LightBlue supports Zero Waste in Singapore (5 Steps to Zero Waste)

I’m visiting Singapore with LightBlue Environmental Consulting for the Singapore Hotel Association’s event on waste. We expect it to be interesting and informative as local hotels will be awarded for their sustainability efforts. We created this short video with tips to help businesses that are thinking about implementing zero waste practices get started. Reach out […]

Waste & Recycling in Singapore

I’m headed to a zero waste event with the Singapore’s National Environment Agency and the Singapore Hotel Association next week. In doing some homework for the event, I found a surprisingly large gap between what I’d call commercial vs. retail recycling rates. I’m looking forward to working with businesses to help close that gap. If […]

The SDGs turn 1 (Do you know what they are?)

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) turn 1 year old this weekend. Before the SDGs, there were the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals), a UN program that’s widely held to have come up far short of its 8 targets. The UN took a more coordinated approach with the SDGs, aligning all of its units around the 17 goals, and […]

The L2C Interview: Federico Parli of GiftMe App

Giving old, (seemingly) useless stuff a new purpose spreads happiness. I had the good fortune to connect with Federico Parli last week. He’s the CEO of a unique, new organization that aims to help people repurpose goods that they no longer use. The GiftMeApp will make it easy to “advertise” out-of-use goods, and for others […]