Trash is just something we havenít figured out a way to use and the opportunities for turning that liability into an asset are tremendous now. — Jack DeBell, Director Recycling Services, University of Colorado
We've been bombarded by endless talk about the problems confronting humanity at the dawn of the 21st century. Whether it's talk of diminishing natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, the growing problem of waste accumulating in our landfills and oceans, rising energy costs, or a global economy that is undergoing radical and painful changes, these discussions affect every one of us.
And yet the solutions can seem as technical and complex as the problems they were designed to help solve:
"Can one person really make a difference?"
"Where do I go to find out more about recycling?"
"What's a carbon credit?"
"What's the deal with biofuels?"
"How much energy can we really produce using wind and solar?"
"What can I do about using less and reusing creatively?"
"How do I know a company is really as green as they say they are?"
We may not have all the answers, but you do. Individually, each one of us has a unique perspective, one-of-a-kind stories to share, ideas that can help ease the stress on our environment and on our selves. Together, we can find new paths towards making tomorrow more sustainable, cleaner, and brighter.
That's where OUR Green Streets comes in. We are a clearinghouse for ideas and solutions that excite, engage, and involve our "virtual village." A virtual hub of green ideas for the 21st century.
Welcome to OUR Green Streets.