How to Start Your Own Little Free Library in 6 Easy Steps

Read the full story at Shareable. Little Free Libraries are simply brilliant. They create a sense of place and connect people while supporting literacy. As Margret Aldrich, author of the Little Free Library Book told Shareable, neighbors started coming over to visit as soon as she put a Little Free Library in her yard. “When we placed the …

Arlington Develops Path for Getting Public Onboard with Bikeshare

Read the full post at Shareable. While humans have been planning cities and transportation networks for millennia, planning for bikeshare is something new. In just the last few years, many American cities have launched ambitious bikeshare services -- with systems in at least 78 major U.S. cities -- all aimed at providing a new transportation option. Planners have …

Latest P2 Impact column: The circular economy’s missing ingredient: Local

The latest P2 Impact column has been published over at GreenBiz. John Mulrow, Interim Director at Plant Chicago, writes about an often-overlooked aspect of the material reuse craze. Read it at https://www.greenbiz.com/article/circular-economys-missing-ingredient-local. You can view previous P2 Impact columns at https://www.greenbiz.com/blogs/enterprise/p2-impact. P2 Impact is a collaboration between the P2Rx Centers and GreenBiz.

To Cut Food Waste, Spain’s Solidarity Fridge Supplies Endless Leftovers

Read the full story at NPR. At a Basque restaurant nestled in the green hills just outside the Spanish city of Bilbao, head cook Itziar Eguileor gestures toward a dumpster out back. "This all used to go into the garbage," she says, lugging a huge pot of leftover boiled artichokes. "But now, these artichokes, we …

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: ULI Publication Contains Strategies for Development that Encourages Healthy Lifestyles

Development strategies that can improve health outcomes, such as providing protected bikeways, minimizing noise pollution, and offering amenities such as community gardens, are highlighted in a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment. The Building Healthy Places Toolkit outlines 21 practical, …