Brooks is know to produce running shoes for all kinds of runners. The only thing is, any other person outside of the hardcore runners may or may not be familiar with Brooks. Continue Reading →
In a 2015 issue of a US-based science journal, Thailand was named as the world sixth-largest contributor of plastic in the sea. So what do they do? Continue Reading →
Running a 5 miler race (the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot) in the morning and having turkey for lunch on Thanksgiving in Texas is such an enjoyable day. I flew from Houghton, Michigan to Austin, Texas to spend my Thanksgiving with my family. During my stay in Texas, I ran a race with one of our prototype backpacks — the first prototype, which I had not tested in awhile. Continue Reading →
This past week I spent several days in Fresno, California. And when I go to Fresno, I also tend to go up to the mountains. This usually includes visits to the national parks, including Yosemite National Park, and Kings Canyon / Sequoia National Parks. This trip was not different. Continue Reading →
Being a Michigan Tech student has many benefits. One of them is being able to access and coach workshops promote creating at the Alley Makerspace. The Alley Makerspace is a place run by Michigan Tech students to allow students, faculty, and staff to work on building things that inspire them or are part of their course work at the university. Continue Reading →
This is fun to see happening at a young age: a 5-year-old designs a birthday party where her and her friends pick up trash. Continue Reading →
On July 13, 2016, I finished designing, sewing, and piecing the fabric together to create the second Pick’n Run prototype bag. Continue Reading →
With China no longer accept recyclable items from recycling programs and companies sometime soon, Japan “may be the first to seize the opportunity.” It is especially environmentally friendlier and cheaper when “mining” electronic wastes. Large amount of minerals are collected at a much cheaper labor cost than actually digging a mine. How much minerals is actually is actually extraordinary. You can read more about it and a solution to China’s blockage in imported recyclables in the link below.
Article: Why Japan Wants Your Junk
Actor and environmentalist Adrian Grenier created a campaign called Strawless in Seattle to eliminate the use of straws. Seattle participated in it, and in September alone, “over 2 million plastic straws were eliminated from the city.” Seattle citizens, 150+ Seattle business, restaurants, and venues participated in it to help reduce the amount of trash from plastic straws.
Since plastic straws are one of the smallest single-use items that we throw away (Americans use over 500 million plastic straws every day), it causes large amount of trash. By convincing people to limit their use of single-use plastics, it would decrease the rate of trash produced. So start going straw-less.