Here's what we're reading this month:
"If you think witches, ghosts and vampires are the scariest things about Halloween, think again. The massive amount of damage done to the earth and humanity with the mass production of disposable Halloween costumes, toxic makeup, and candy wrappers is much scarier."
Kebony raises $34M to make sustainable softwood behave like hardwood, using food waste via TechCrunch
"It’s fairly simple: Softwood grows a lot faster – in ‘sustainable’ forests – than hardwood. The latter is often found in bio-diverse old-growth forests like, um, the Amazon. So if you could make softwood behave like hardwood, you’d not only access more sustainable wood for construction, you’d also protect hardwood forests from destruction. Plus, you save a lof of GHG emissions."
"A pilot program reveals that deforestation declined when Peruvian Indigenous communities use an early-alert-system app to detect forest loss"
Extra Credit: Movie of the Month
No Impact Man: the story of author Colin Beavan, who went completely "green," giving up virtually all of the comforts of modern living -- electricity, gas-powered transportation, shipped food and public waste disposal -- in a drastic effort to curb his environmental impact.
Check out this oldie, but goodie, and let us know; could you and your family go a year without producing any waste?
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What were your top reads this month? Drop a link in the comments!