Other than meat, fruit, veggies and grains, most of the items we buy are made from a combination of many different materials.
From brooms to cell phones, the ingredients in our stuff come from all over the world. A variety of natural resources are consumed during the "life cycle" of our stuff: manufacture, transport, use and disposal.
Life cycle assessments identify the full environmental impact of the products we buy. Here are a few resources tha help tell the full story of the things in our day-to-day lives:
Sustainable NE Seattle presents Planet Home - a sustainable living festival. Learn how you can become involved and participate in creating a more sustainable lifestyle in your community. This event is the perfect opportunity to meet members and participants of the organization, listen to speakers and view pertinent displays and demonstrations.
When: Saturday, August 6, 2011
Where: Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Avenue NE, SeattleWeekly Tips | July 18, 2011
The Pacific Northwest is home to a wide variety of local food that is available year round. Purchasing food produced close to home is a great way to support local farmers, eat what is in season, reduce packaging waste and minimize the fuel needed to transport food long distances.