A World of Ways to Save the World

Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it’s a global movement and a call to action. From backyard DIY projects to companies that hold themselves to the highest ecological standards, sustainability comes in many different forms. When a Girl Scout troop discovered a way to turn Styrofoam into nontoxic glue, they instantly became part of this ecological movement. As did LifeStraw, a company dedicated to bringing clean water to developing countries with the help of high-tech filtration systems. At home, companies like method are championing green manufacturing, starting with their LEED-certified factory. These stories demonstrate how sustainability innovations can come from anywhere—backyard to beyond.

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