The Life Cycle of Waste

What is the life cycle of products? How do we handle Minneapolis garbage? Are there smarter ways to impact waste in air/soil, beyond recycling/composting?


Composting and recycling aren’t the only answers to the waste of our consumption habits. What resources are used in creating our products? What are we sending into the air and soil despite current efforts? Who has healthier options for us to consider?

Our city-wide series of “Sustainable We” conversations  continued November 16, 2015, with a group discussion at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community.

Flyer2Community participants in the discussion included the founder of Junket: Tossed and Found… a consultant for Better Futures deconstruction… Linden Hills Power & LightEast Isles Green TeamBridging, which connects re-use furnishings with families transitioning out of homelessness and poverty… Carbon Zero Home (re-furbishing older homes with new energy efficiency)… Effect Partners (sustainability marketing at a national scale)… and three young men from Lake Harriet Middle School working on a GISE project to repurpose sneakers.

Co-host Maisy Martin is a senior on the Southwest High School Green Team.


The “Sustainable We” Series

“We are well served by having the educated, aware, thoughtful and passionate individuals we have in Minneapolis who want to collectively do in a better way. How are we designing a sustainable environment together?”