The magazine famous for showcasing the natural wonders of the world for generations is now helping to preserve them in its own pages. Today, NRDC and Green America announced that the National Geographic Society has begun incorporating recycled fiber into...continued→
Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, San Francisco
I’ve always been inordinately intrigued by garbage. In college, when I was working for the university recycling center and digging through barrels full of assorted discards, I realized how odd the concept of “waste” was. There isn’t waste in nature – something decays, and becomes food or shelter for something else. Waste is a concept humans invented, and could therefore theoretically uninvent. I’ve spent most of my life trying to figure out ways to help that happen. Currently, at NRDC, I work on waste and recycling issues, and also work with several organizations on comprehensive greening initiatives.
Before coming to NRDC, I worked as Executive Director of the Recycled Paper Coalition, a group of mostly private sector organizations dedicated to the purchase and promotion of recycled paper products. Before that, I worked for other nonprofits promoting social and/or environmental change. I have a degree in English from Stanford University, and a master's in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley.
Posted May 6, 2014 by Darby Hoover in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming
This week, NRDC joined a coalition of organizations working on waste and recycling, plastic pollution and resource conservation to launch the Make It, Take It Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure consumer goods companies to take responsibility for packaging waste...continued→
Composting for sports organizations just got easier with the release of NRDC’s Guide to Composting at Sports Venues. This is the latest in a series of technically-informed ecological management tools provided by the NRDC Sports Project at no cost to...continued→
Recycling is one of the most common of all environmental activities, and it’s also a great way to save natural resources. Recycling keeps useful materials out of landfills and incinerators, and using recovered materials to make new products and packages...continued→
This Sunday evening, I’ll be watching the GRAMMY Awards on television, along with millions of other people (over 39 million last year). I’m excited about hearing some excellent music and seeing some spectacular stage shows – but I’m also excited...continued→
When I was an undergraduate at Stanford University, I worked at the then-student-run campus recycling center. There, I had multiple opportunities to observe people engaging in the act of disconnecting from their waste. I’d see someone walking along drinking coffee...continued→
For several years, the Natural Resources Defense Council has been working with key sports and entertainment organizations to help them reduce the environmental impact caused by their operations and procurement decisions. In 2007, we began a partnership with The Recording...continued→
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