Climate Local Now: Taking a Lead on Zero Waste for Long Island

We’ve talked in the last few columns about a Circular Economy which includes Zero Waste as a principle, and about a Repair Café, which is one of the very local actions in which everyone can take part. Today we are presenting a real-world example of this for all of us on Long Island—Taking A Lead on Zero Waste (TALZ-LI).

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Climate Local Now: But I Can’t Throw It Away

We are highlighting the concept of a Circular Economy, a paradigm in which we slow the senseless extraction of everything under the sun. This will be the direct result of reducing, reusing, repurposing, reclaiming and recycling all of the things we need—and want. Within this closed-loop system is the potential to regenerate a thriving planet and for us to live within our planetary means and still enjoy meaningful lives. The Repair Café fills the bill.

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Editorial: Talk About Climate Change: Your Neighbors Are Listening

The truth when it comes to climate change is that talk is a form of action. We are all observing the weather changing around us, whether we simply make mental note of it or even if we change the channel when we see extreme weather on television. It seems almost futile to even bring this situation up with our friends and neighbors. After all, we may think, there’s nothing any one of us can do to change the situation.

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